What possible Russian surname is "Goloumachaya" when badly transliterated into Roman script? It comes from a mid-1900s English source, but has no search results on the internet. [more inside]
Are there resources or just tried-and-true methods to improve my Russian reading ability? Difficulty: I know zero Russian. [more inside]
Where can I see numbered diagrams for handwriting each Cyrillic letter?
For years, I've accepted as fact that Russian-language PDFs don't play nice with other programs. That if you tried to paste copied text into Word or Notepad, you'd get gibberish characters. (I work on two laptops, one with Windows Vista and Acrobat, the other Windows 7 and Reader.) Are there any clever workarounds or programs I should know about? [more inside]
How can I learn to hand write in Serbian Cyrillic? [more inside]
Help my package not get lost in transliteration! How do I address (Roman or Cyrillic) a package to Moscow? [more inside]
Is there a name for the practice of transliterating between alphabets, but doing substitutions based purely on shape, not sound? e.g., Я becomes R, З becomes 3, И becomes N... [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for e-book readers that meet my specifications. Any experience with the BeBook? [more inside]
Which Slavic language should I study? [more inside]
There's a "Trimet Respects Civil Rights" notice on all the public transit vehicles in Portland. It's one straightforward paragraph translated into 6 languages. Why is it that in the [what I believe to be] Russian translation, the word "Trimet" only appears once, whereas in the 5 other languages it appears twice? [more inside]
What are some alphabets or writing systems (besides Greek or Cyrillic) that are really easy for a native English speaker to learn?
What is this bottle of Russian liquor? And where can I get some in the US? [more inside]
I need a script that will extract from a dictionary all words that contain a certain set of letters. e.g: "a", "b", e" should return "abe", "babe", "a" etc. I know this is trivial in perl: however I want the biggest dictionary I can get my hands on, not just the default on linux. So I guess my question has two parts: can you please point me to this script and also point me to the biggest free dictionary in one or all of these scripts: roman, cyrillic, greek. This possibly has been implemented as a website. Which website?
Macedonia is all about a page I made and I'd love to know why. Translation request inside! [more inside]
Does anyone know the Cyrillic transliteration of the Chinese city Tianjin? (An acquaintance who's learning Russian really wants to know after an exhaustive Google search that turned up nothing.) Go forth, hive mind! Please. Thanks. :)
When I search Google from the Firefox address bar I get Russian results - why and how can I fix it? [more inside]
Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music - Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов
Can anyone transcribe this into Cyrillic for me? There is [more inside]
How can I view Russian (Cyrillic) text on my Palm Zire 31? [more inside]
I accidentally spilled some water on my girlfriend's cell phone (a Motorola Razr), and it stopped working. I'd like to get her a new one to replace it, but there's a wrinkle: [more inside]
Any idea where I could buy a Russian (Cyrillic) typewriter? [more inside]
Can anyone translate the cyrillic text on my hat? [more inside]
I need help finding or creating a macro to transliterate Cyrillic characters to their Latin-alphabet, English-language "equivalents" without doing a massive find-and-replace by hand. [more inside]