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I can't find the backslash key either in low case or upper case(by holding shift key) in Russian input method( I chose it on input source) on Macbook pro.

But if I choose russian pc input method, there is no "e with two dots above", but in the place having slash and backslash.

Any one has the same problem?


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You mean like this / фтв \ щк ї щк ЎЌ щк Ë – Buscar웃 Apr 6 '13 at 19:41
@Buscar Which keyboard layout are you using and which keys? Without that info your comment doesn't help someone else type the same thing. – Tom Gewecke Apr 6 '13 at 20:23
Rusian PC keyboard !? – Buscar웃 Apr 6 '13 at 20:59
@Buscar And are you also able to tell us which key you used to make the ё, as was requested? – Tom Gewecke Apr 6 '13 at 21:58
ыщккяб цфы игыыя шт фтщерук здфсуб Ш гуыв еру КгышфтЗС фтв фкд sorry I was busy in another place, I used Russian PC and ctrl for the backslash and the ё is is in top left under esc. – Buscar웃 Apr 6 '13 at 22:15
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Try Russian Phonetic, option/alt + shift on the rightmost key on the bottom row.

I think to have the ё on Russia PC, you need to have an ISO keyboard (one with an extra key between the z and shift).

Some time ago I made a Russian PC layout where that character is more accessible. If you want to try it (not sure it still works), go to

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Thanks. How do I install RussianPC2.keylayout on Mac? – user28381 Apr 6 '13 at 19:48
Put the .keylayout file in Library/Keyboard Layouts or Home/Library/Keyboard Layouts, logout/login, check the box in system prefs/language & Text/Input Sources, select in the "flag" menu at top right of the screen. – Tom Gewecke Apr 6 '13 at 20:18
It works and it's exactly the same as "QStamina", which is a typing russian exercise program. Thanks! – user28381 Apr 7 '13 at 0:22

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