I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2.

Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android Keyboard->Input Languages

On that menu I see Russian, but it is the standard Russian keyboard which doesn't have Russian letters mapped to the English QWERTY layout. There apps that do this but I lose the gesture typing capabilities for example.

I was hoping there was a way of adding a Russian (Phonetic) layout to the list by somehow modifying the standard Russian layout and readding it as a phonetic variation.


After you've added Russian language to GBoard go to Languages, click Russian and it will show you additional keyboard layouts. Swipe right and choose the phonetic layout you like - there are even more than one!

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