Russian Keyboard Setup

Russian Keyboard Setup

See Also: Online Russian Keyboard - A quick and easy to use online Russian keyboard.

Setting up a Russian keyboard for your computer is actually quite easy. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get Russian stickers for your English keyboard. You can just stick them on top. You could also buy a cheap keyboard to use as your Russian keyboard and put the stickers on that.

Here is where you can get Russian keyboard stickers:

Russian Keyboard Stickers

Russian keyboard stickers - Red (Amazon)
Russian keyboard stickers - White (Amazon)

In order to know where to put your stickers, you will need to setup a Russian keyboard on your computer. You can then press each key and see which character comes up and apply the corresponding sticker.

Setting up your Russian Keyboard on Windows Vista.

1. Open the control panel. (From the start menu)
2. Make sure ‘classic view’ is selected.
3. Double click on ‘Regional and Language Options’
Select Regional and Language options in the control panel.
4. Select the ‘Keyboards and Languages’ tab.
5. Choose ‘Change Keyboard’
6. Click ‘Add’.
7. Scroll though the list and select the Russian keyboard.
8. Next turn on the language bar by selecting the ‘Language Bar’ tab. Select ‘Docked in the task bar’. This will allow you to select which language you would like to use on the task bar.
9. Click OK, and close the control panel.
Russian Keyboard Setup

Using the keyboard.

When you wish to type in Russian just change languages on the task bar by clicking the appropriate icon.

Language Bar

Not all fonts will support Russian text, however most default Windows fonts will. If you are not sure use a font like ‘Times New Roman’ or ‘Aerial’.

See Also: Online Russian Keyboard - A quick and easy to use online Russian keyboard.

Recommended Books For Learning Russian

The New Penguin Russian Course: A Complete Course for Beginners - Probably the best course in a book.

Russian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary - A visual dictionary with lots of illustrated examples.

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar - A great reference on Russian grammar.

The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs - A great reference book of conjugated Russian verbs.

Russian Learners' Dictionary: 10,000 Russian Words in Frequency Order - A simple but powerful concept. Expand your vocabulary by learning the most used words first.