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.

11 thoughts on “Russian = QWERTY – 1?

  1. 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,

  2. 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!


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