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Russia, East Central Europe and Eurasia: transliteration & computer setup
Computer basics for searching library catalogs and databases, and for typing Cyrillic. These work not only for Russian, but also for Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, etc.
Search North American library catalogs and WorldCat in transliteration, not in Cyrillic. If there is no Cyrillic in a record, a Cyrillic search will not find it. Use Library of Congress (LC) transliteration tables.
Slavic Languages (Russian, Belarusian, Serbian, Macedonian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian) and non-Slavic Languages written in Cyrillic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Moldovan, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Uzbek). If working with older or emigre books, see the section "Pre-Reform Russian Orthography Cheat Sheet."
Type Russian or Ukrainian without a system keyboard--in an Internet cafe, public library, etc. It works with either a physical keyboard or a mouse and is also available as a Facebook app. (It can be used for the reverse as well: to type in Roman letters when only a Cyrillic keyboard is available.)
Many different transliteration schemes, especially for Russian and Ukrainian into Roman alphabet, but also from Chinese pinyin, Japanese, Korean hangeul and Arabic into Cyrillic. Includes a utility for automatic transliteration of Russian Cyrillic.
This guide, by Samuel Chong of Pasadena City College, seeks to cover all languages written in non-Roman (non-Latin) scripts. It includes many different officially recognized transliteration and romanization schemes.
Detailed, illustrated instructions for installing Russian and other non-English keyboards on Windows XP, with suggestions for finding instructions for computers running other systems including Macintosh, Linux and older Windows versions. Windows XP instructions work for Windows 7, too.