Type Russian letters without a Russian keyboard

Characters accessible with Alt (point at button to see shortcut):
To type these, press normal letters on your keyboard (orange symbols are typed with Shift):
Shift + click button for upper case
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This online Russian keyboard follows the easy-to-learn AATSEEL “phonetic” keyboard layout, which tries to match Russian letters to QWERTY keys based on sound — for example, п (which sounds like p) is typed by pressing P.

The phonetic layout is widely used in the US by Russian translators, teachers, people learning Russian, etc. Computer keyboards in Russia use a different layout.

Non-US keyboard layouts: The phonetic layout is designed for US-English QWERTY keyboards. If your computer has a different keyboard (e.g. German or French), you may learn that letters assigned to punctuation keys do not work as expected. In that case, you can try the alternative Alt+key shortcuts.

Deviations from the AATSEEL standard: Several characters (, @, « and »), which are typed with Shift+digit shortcuts in the AATSEEL layout, are typed with Alt+digit instead. This is to prevent overriding Shift+digit characters, which may be important. (For example, in certain layouts, Shift+digit shortcuts are used to type digits.)