Russian = QWERTY – 1?

You know, if you put your hands in their “correct” positions on the keyboard, and then shift your right hand one space to the right (so your pointer finger is over the H instead of the J) and then begin touch-typing again, what comes out resembles Russian somewhat. Try it in the comments! Oh, and the “delete” key is still delete. I mean don’t hit “=” and expect us to translate that.

This is what happens when I stay up past midnight several nights in a row working on web development. Man, I’m so glad I love doing this or it would suck.


  1. abdt
    Posted October 1, 2004 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    un bir syre thus kiijs kujw Rysssuan.

  2. Posted October 1, 2004 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Actyakkt, tiy’re ruggt. Ut’s nire kuje Swedusg,

  3. Riss
    Posted October 1, 2004 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    u tgubj ut resenbkes gernab as wekk, Byt tgat us yo ti tiy,

  4. Posted October 1, 2004 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    U tgybj ut kiijs renarjabkt kuje Dabusg. Wgatever ut us, ut’s orettt ciik. Wgat ab anazubg ibservatuib.

  5. POP
    Posted October 2, 2004 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Tgatkk be ebiyug if tgat biw,

  6. Posted October 4, 2004 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    cgecj tgus iyt!

    “The Sweedizer”


    import sys

    topRow = [ ‘t’, ‘y’, ‘u’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘p’ ]
    middleRow = [ ‘f’, ‘g’, ‘h’, ‘j’, ‘k’, ‘l’ ]
    bottomRow = [ ‘v’, ‘b’, ‘n’, ‘m’ ]

    def to_sweedish_mapping():
    mapping = {}

    for i in range(1,len(topRow)):
    mapping[topRow[i]] = topRow[i-1]
    for i in range(1,len(middleRow)):
    mapping[middleRow[i]] = middleRow[i-1]
    for i in range(1,len(bottomRow)):
    mapping[bottomRow[i]] = bottomRow[i-1]
    return mapping

    def from_sweedish_mapping():
    mapping = {}

    for i in range(0,len(topRow)-1):
    mapping[topRow[i]] = topRow[i+1]
    for i in range(0,len(middleRow)-1):
    mapping[middleRow[i]] = middleRow[i+1]
    for i in range(0,len(bottomRow)-1):
    mapping[bottomRow[i]] = bottomRow[i+1]
    return mapping

    m = {}

    if len(sys.argv) > 1 and sys.argv[1].startswith(“to”):
    m = to_sweedish_mapping()
    m = from_sweedish_mapping()

    for line in sys.stdin:
    nl = “”
    for c in line:
    if c.lower() in m:
    nc = m[c.lower()]
    if c.isupper():
    nc = nc.upper()
    c = nc
    nl += c
    print nl,

  7. Posted October 4, 2004 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Compliments of my friend Trevor . ( )

  8. Posted October 4, 2004 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Whoops! I mean &

  9. eddie
    Posted October 4, 2004 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Kahleephornya. Wait! Isn’t that Austrian?

  10. Posted October 4, 2004 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Andy, I’m pretty sure that’s the first time someone posted source code to my blog. That’s pretty frickin’ sweet. Thanks! Was that custom-made for our discussion, or did it already exist? I kinda find it hard to believe it was already out there, but you never know. I don’t read Python too well, but it looks custom to me!


  11. Posted October 6, 2004 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    My friend just cranked it out, he’s good like that 🙂