Virtual/onscreen Cyrillic keyboard?

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Cyrillic keyboard?

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    Someone with an iPad, kindly tell me if there an option to select Cyrillic as the onscreen keyboard?

    According to the user guide (p.19/20), go to:
    Settings > General > International > Keyboards > Add a new Keyboard

    How easy is it to have two keyboard languages installed and switch between them?

    Thanks for looking.

    PS Cyrillic is an East European alphabet.
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    You can add the cyrillic keyboard at ease.
    Here is the link to the screenshot
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
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    Here are the keyboard choices

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    Pressing the key to the left of the spacebar changes keyboards.

    [​IMG]
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    Did you do the post with the pics from the iPad?
    I just wonder, how to upload pictures to a webserver, so I can link them into the thread
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    Thank you for your fast replies. Really nice to visit a forum like this.
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    Ignore my vote. Incorrect

    Ignore my vote. Made a mistake. As others have said, adding a Cyrillic keyboard is easy. Switching between the English keyboard and the Cyrilic keyboard can't actually get much simpler. There's a simple globe key to the left of the space bar that toggles between the languages. It's very impressive.
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    This is not complete cyrillic keyboard, only Russian version. True international keyboard is yet to come... Like on iPhone...
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    Я благодарен моим друзьям в Украине, читать русские
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    This looks the same as the iPhone's Cryllic keyboard. I can't remember if the iPhone has a separate Ukranian/Bulgarian/Kazakh/Belarussian keyboard or not. . .
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    Looks like, but is not. For example, when on iPhone I choose Serbian as language, I have option of choosing Serbian Cyrillic or Serbian Latin keyboard, with all glyphs which appear in Serbian on those keymaps
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    Yes, the cyrillic keyboard can be selected at ease, and yes, there are numerous choices (Russian - PC, Russian, Russian - Phonetic).

    The problem is that they all provide the same keyboard. I can understand there being no difference between Russian and Russian - PC, but Russian - Phonetic on the Mac works of using the standard English keyboard sounds of the letters typed the generate the Russian characters (so, type 's' and get 'c'). This does not happen on the iPad.

    Secondly, the Russian/Cyrillic keyboard lacks some important Russian punctuation keys. In general, Russians would write «Шерлок Холмс» instead of "Шерлок Холмс", but the « and »characters are missing from the keyboard (not on the number or symbols sections of the keyboard).

    It's surprising that Apple have made this blunder, as they are usually pretty slick with the details. But they've dropped the ball on a couple of items with the iPad, showing an uncharacteristic inconsistency in the quality of their product. I suspect this will loosen up with future updates as they stop trying in vain to force users to use Apple products to support their iPad:

    (1) The retarded Photo App is absolutely unmanageable as a viewer or organiser of photos on the iPad - this forces users to buy a superior 3rd part app to perform this function. ;)

    (2) The lack of WiFi transfer support for apps like Pages/Keynote is ridiculous - come on guys, it's a mobile device! Don't make us plug in a USB and use iTunes to transfer docs in/out, when apps like GoodReader allow transfer via WiFi, Web Server, as well as the archaic "string 'n' tin cans" approach of iTunes and a USB cable! :confused:

    I would post screenshots of the 3 keyboard views, but apparently there's a rule that I most post 3 messages on the forum before I can add attachments - as I'm new this is my first post - sorry. :(
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    So, following on from my previous post here (I posted on a couple of other threads so I now meet the '3 posts' criteria - sounds like someone at Apple is making forum policy! :p ), here are some screenies of the Cyrillic keyboard, with the lack of « and » characters:

    Attached Files:

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    Добрый день и добро пожаловать на форум!

    To be honest, I still do most of my Russian and Ukrainian work on my "real" computer, but at least I know I can use my iPad in a pinch if I have to.
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    Yeah, it's not a showstopper, and as you point out, you still need a 'real' computer for 'real' work, but it would be nice for Apple to get the details right. I'm not sure where to submit this 'bug' in the hopes Apple may update the keyboard layout - any ideas? :confused:

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