Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


щ missing in Russian Mnemonic keyboard

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows7 home 64 bits

    щ missing in Russian Mnemonic keyboard


    It is great that a Russian mnemonic keyboard is added in windows8.But I can not find the letter щ. Where is it?It is a necessary letter, for example it appears in ямщик.Thanks in advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 14
    Windows7 home 64 bits


    At least 3 letters are missing in the windows8 Russian mnemonic keyboard: щ,ч and э.They exist in the standard Russian keyboard. There they are at the location (in the US keyboard) of: o,x and'Without these three letters the mnemonic keyboard is useless
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    It's funny you should post this, me and my cousin were playing around with this and found some weird bugs of our own.

    I'm actually trying to learn the Russian keyboard and language a little and this is the stock keyboard that comes with windows 8 Russian language pack: (I'm not too sure this is the exact one you want)

    й ц у к е н г ш щ з х ъ
    ф ы в а п р о л д ж э
    я ч с м и т ь б ю

    This is the same key order as the English qwerty keyboard:

    q w e r t y u i o p [ ] \
    a s d f g h j k l ; '
    z x c v b n m , .



    letter O in the qwerty format is letter щ in the Russian format.
    X (qwerty) is ч and
    ' (qwerty) is э

    Hope this helps!

    Visit this Link for all the keyboards:

    Russian keyboard and Typing Russian
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows7 home 64 bits


    We are talking about two different Russian keyboards.You use the standard Russian keyboard: й,ц,у,к,е etc, which has щI talk about the mnemonic Russian keyboard: я,ш,е,р,т etc which does not have щ
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ah, sorry. Try visiting the link again see if you can find your keyboard.

    Visit this Link for all the keyboards:

    Russian keyboard and Typing Russian
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Pro


    Try with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to add missing letters. MS says that the creator works with XP, but you can try it.
    If you succeed - you can post the new keyboard layout here.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 14
    Windows7 home 64 bits


    Sorry, I have windows 8 64 bits, and in 64 bits MS keyboard Layout Creator does not work
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Pro


    I also can't run it, but the problem is because I do not have installed dotNet 2.0. Download dotNet2.0, install it and then install MKLC.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    Windows7 home 64 bits


    It still does not work.I installed dotNet 2.0 and MKLC 1.4, used the Russian mnemonic keyboard and just added the 3 letters щ, ч and э at the end of the second row (in place of [,] and \), called the new keyboard RussianCustom and went through validate , test and build. There was a problem building the keyboard file: CL.EXE, RC.EXE and LINK.EXE all 3 returned 1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Pro


    Write to MS for this problem.
    You can search the net for possible solutions(MCLK).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
щ missing in Russian Mnemonic keyboard
Related Threads
The letters й, с, ц and ы repeat themselves when I use the Russian Mnemonic Keyboard built into 8.1... that is, they appear twice when I press the key only once. It doesn't happen with the Russian Typewriter layout. Is anyone experiencing the same thing or does anyone know of a solution? My...
Hi all, It would seem that my Surface 3 touch keyboard is all messed up, for some reason I can't change the type/layout of the keyboard. You know that button down in the bottom right? It doesn't do anything. When I tap it to change to the handwriting or full keyboards it doesn't do anything. The...
I am trying to Boot from a USB Pen Drive on my Asus VivoTab running 8.1. There is no keyboard available in Trouble Shoot/Advanced Options UEFI Firmware Settings & Startup Settings. Screen or Asus Bluetooth keyboard. BTW the 8.1 update went well. All my Desktop apps were preserved as well as...
I haven't found anything in the forum addressing the keyboard displaying. I don't have touchscreen, but I assume when I access settings and want to search for programs that I could touch the keyboard icon at the bottom of the box and it would pop up. it appears grayed out. is that because I have an...
It helps a lot that windows8 will include a Russian mnemonic keyboard. Unfortunately a letter is missing entirely, namely the letter щ. Any plans to correct this?
The On-screen keyboard in Windows 8 seems to be missing the ^ symbol, otherwise known as the caret. On most keyboards its found with shift+6. But in Windows 8, that is the one symbol on the number key row that is left out. Its a necessary key especially when you need to represent an exponent in...
Hello, When I used to boot up Win 8 & go to the logon screen, the onscreen keyboard would be visible so that I can type in the password or pin. Now, the keyboard doesn't appear. I can go down & click on 'accessibility' & open up a windows 7 'like' keyboard to type in the information. Does...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook