A KOI8-R keyboard for Windows 7     


  • The keyboard described below allows one to type russian letters in the KOI8-R encoding.
  • One may need a koi8-r typing when working with such programs as emacs, SSH Client etc.

Layout: phonetic YAWERTY

The layout is a version of a phonetic YAWERTY one.

It is described in the text file (koi8-r encoding!) :

Here is a graphical snapshot of the text file visualised using the `ROL KOI8 courier' font (http://www.fontyukle.net/en/ROL+KOI8+Courier.ttf):

How the layout was created

The program to install the layout, has been created with the help of MSKLC ( MS Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 , see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964665.aspx) by copying russian letters with the mouse from the above text file and pasting them (via Ctrl-V) in the MSKLC window as corresponding key values.

Download link

Installation and Uninstallation

There are two versions:

language subdirectory
en-US (English/USA) kbd_koi8r_yawerty_af_EN-US
is-IS (Icelandic/Iceland) kbd_koi8r_yawerty_af_IS-IS

Each of them can be installed (as an additional keyboard layout for the corresponding language) by running an executable in the corresponding subdirectory:

kbd**k8y/setup.exe .
Uninstallation is done by running the same setup.exe again.

The languages, EN and IS, look weird, but, unfortunately, the procedure does not work for the ru-Ru (Russian/Russia) language, therefore, some unnatural language had to be chosen quite arbitrarily.

After a layout has been installed on the system, a user can attach it to his/her environment via

  • Control panel -> Languages...-> tab Languages and keyboards -> Change keyboard -> Add -> ...

The installed layout has the name
           "Ru koi8 yawerty"
under the corresponding language.

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