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  1. kind3rgarten, Nov 30, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013

    kind3rgarten macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2013
    I have just ordered my first Mac and am wondering if there is anyway to use transliteration on OS X and have that turned into Russian characters. On Windows I can use Google Input Tools to transliterate the text. I want to do this as I am faster at typing with an English keyboard and do not want to figure out a Russian keyboard right now (school, time issues). If anyone knows of a program/app that is available (paid or free), I would appreciate it.

    Transliteration != Translation

    Privet drug, kak dela? => Привет друг, как дела?

    Privet drug, kak dela? => Hey friend, how's it going?
  2. jhiesey macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2013
    Тhe system has a built-in option for a "Russain - Phonetic" keyboard. You can add it by going to System Preferences->Keyboard->Input Sources tab and click on the + button.

    I don't speak Russian, but it looks like it would give the result you expect for that one sentence at least.
  3. kind3rgarten thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2013
    Ehh, I have already tried that and it is a bit confusing as not all the keys match up. Letters like ж(zh), ш(sh), щ(shch), я(ya) have weird placements as they are multiple English letters.

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