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For example, with a Russian layout we can open only the Help window with Shift + ?. Even for this we have to use a different button on the keyboard (the ? on 7 button).

But the rest of the shortcuts don't work at all. It's kind of annoying to switch layout every time I need to use shortcuts.

Can the website please be modified to accept Cyrillic equivalents of Latin script characters for keyboard shortcuts, so that it works properly for the Russian keyboard layout?

Related: Горячие клавиши не работают в русской раскладке.

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    Thanks for posting this. It gave me the hint on how to make the keyboard shortcuts work on Firefox - use the Shift key. E.g. Shift + V to bring up the list with the two choices "U" and "D" (for upvote and downvote). – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Sep 22 '18 at 19:22
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    @PeterMortensen glad, I helped someone) – Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik Sep 22 '18 at 19:23
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    It could be because the website is expecting the characters in Latin script, whereas the same characters are transmitted in Cyrillic script when using a Russian keyboard layout. – Sonic the Masked Werehog Sep 23 '18 at 17:33
  • @SonictheInclusiveWerehog thanks for editing) – Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik Sep 23 '18 at 17:34
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    Probably it can be easily implemented for any language, if developers will use event.code (or event.keyCode) instead of event.key – diralik Sep 23 '18 at 17:48

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