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Russian phonetic keyboard in linux

A keyboard layout for linux, mapping the keys with the phonetic places of a danish keyboard.

The purpose of this layout, is to create a layout similar to the one found here. This layout code are intended for Linux/Ubuntu instead of Windows.

This has been tested in Ubuntu 11.04 & 16.04 64bit (and some version between, all 64bit)

Add following as variant under ru in file the file:

  • /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml

<description>Russian, Danish Phonetic</description>

Add following in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ru

partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "phonetic_danish" {

name[Group1]= "Russia Phonetic Danish";

include "latin(type2)"

key <AE11> {[ plus, question, plusminus, questiondown]};
key <AE12> {[ dead_acute, dead_grave, bar, brokenbar]};
key <TLDE> {[ Cyrillic_shcha, Cyrillic_SHCHA, threequarters, paragraph]};
key <BKSL> {[Cyrillic_softsign, Cyrillic_SOFTSIGN, apostrophe, asterisk]};
key <LSGT> {[Cyrillic_hardsign, Cyrillic_HARDSIGN, backslash, notsign]};
key <AC10> {[ Cyrillic_e, Cyrillic_E, dead_acute, dead_doubleacute]};
key <AC11> {[ Cyrillic_yu, Cyrillic_YU]};
key <AD11> {[ Cyrillic_ya, Cyrillic_YA]};

key <LatZ> {[ Cyrillic_ze, Cyrillic_ZE, less]};
key <LatA> {[ Cyrillic_a, Cyrillic_A, greater]};
key <LatM> {[ Cyrillic_em, Cyrillic_EM, mu]};
key <LatE> {[ Cyrillic_ie, Cyrillic_IE, EuroSign]};
key <LatR> {[ Cyrillic_er, Cyrillic_ER, registered]};
key <LatW> {[ Cyrillic_sha, Cyrillic_SHA]};
key <LatV> {[ Cyrillic_ve, Cyrillic_VE]};
key <LatQ> {[ Cyrillic_zhe, Cyrillic_ZHE]};
key <LatS> {[ Cyrillic_es, Cyrillic_ES]};
key <LatD> {[ Cyrillic_de, Cyrillic_DE]};
key <LatF> {[ Cyrillic_ef, Cyrillic_EF]};
key <LatG> {[ Cyrillic_ghe, Cyrillic_GHE]};
key <LatT> {[ Cyrillic_te, Cyrillic_TE]};
key <LatY> {[ Cyrillic_yeru, Cyrillic_YERU]};
key <LatU> {[ Cyrillic_u, Cyrillic_U]};
key <LatI> {[ Cyrillic_i, Cyrillic_I]};
key <LatO> {[ Cyrillic_o, Cyrillic_O]};
key <LatK> {[ Cyrillic_ka, Cyrillic_KA]};
key <LatL> {[ Cyrillic_el, Cyrillic_EL]};
key <LatC> {[ Cyrillic_tse, Cyrillic_TSE]};
key <LatN> {[ Cyrillic_en, Cyrillic_EN]};
key <LatB> {[ Cyrillic_be, Cyrillic_BE]};
key <LatJ> {[ Cyrillic_shorti, Cyrillic_SHORTI]};
key <LatH> {[ Cyrillic_che, Cyrillic_CHE]};
key <LatX> {[ Cyrillic_ha, Cyrillic_HA]};
key <LatP> {[ Cyrillic_pe, Cyrillic_PE]};

include "kpdl(comma)"

include "level3(ralt_switch)"


When you have inserted this code the 2 places, you should restart your computer. After rebooting, you should be able to find a new keyboard layout in the keyboard settings, like shown on the picture below.

Keyboard layout in Ubuntu 11.04 - Gnome