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jorgeSallum
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: russify linux Reply with quote

Hi, Folks
I've started learning russian and I would like to be able to type with KOI, in particular, to use google. I`ve read lots of manual pages to learn how to do it, but there are so many ways I`ve got confused. Could somebody suggest me something? Besides, I use Windowmaker, firefox, openoffice.org.
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J.
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YD
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. You must be able to type/input russian symbols. It isn't an encoding problem, like KOI-R,UTF,CP1251,etc. If you have a keyboard with russian letters on its buttons you can safely edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf keyboard section:

Code:
    Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru"
    Option "XkbVariant" ",winkeys"
    Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"

If you don't have such buttons you can use a marker, stickers, whatever to indicate russian letters or you can write onto a paper the keyboard layout. Use alt+shift to switch the layout.

Otherwise, try to find a virtual keyboard app.

2. Google isn't the best place for searching russian pages. Try www.ya.ru, it has a 100% russian language support, including all forms of words (russian is a more complex language than english).

3. If browsing ru-net isn't your only target, you want "russian" linux, I would recommend to follow UTF-8 guide.
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Azik
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: russify linux Reply with quote

jorgeSallum wrote:
Hi, Folks
I`ve read lots of manual pages to learn how to do it, but there are so many ways I`ve got confused.

Don't worry about this, most russian users had this problem :). Best way - switch to Unicode (IMHO). System must have addition locale ru_RU.UTF-8/UTF-8. Simple way to do this - run
Code:
localedef --no-archive -c -i ru_RU -f UTF-8 ru_RU.utf8
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, changing locale isn't the only thing you have to do, there is a good UTF-8 guide on www.gentoo-wiki.org.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blogadaryu vas. Budu probovat' i skoro skazhu shto sluchilos. Spasibo.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Не верится, что это написал человек, который учит русский (:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's really ... wonderful :). **Waiting**
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