In English touch-typing on a qwerty keyboard, the default position of the fingers is asdf (left) and hjkl (right). The Russian keys extend further to the right, owing to the greater number of letters.

Is there a standard home row positioning for touch-typing on a йцукен keyboard? If so, is it with the left fingers on фыва and right fingers on ролд, or left fingers on фыва and right fingers on олдж, or something else?


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    It's ФЫВА ОЛДЖ.
    – Artemix
    Jan 18 '16 at 13:57
  • Small nitpick: as far as I know, the default position for the right hand isn't hjkl but jkl; see here and here for instance, or look at your keyboard where there should be a small bump on the F and J keys (where the index fingers go). HJKL is common only among vim and angband users. Jan 18 '16 at 16:42

The home row asdf and jkl; corresponds to фыва (left) олдж (right) on russian (Russian Cyrillic) layout.

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