Wow... you actually almost exactly recreated the version I have (I got it from a Russification site).  ^_^

Question - do you happen to know which encoding you used to write that message?  Normally I have to switch the encoding I view Russian messages in (which is a royal pain), but I was able to read yours right away.

Sarah Marie Parker-Allen
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> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Peter Clark

>         Agreed; since I'm using Linux (although this applies to
> anything running X),
> I just swapped the key assignments so there is a closer 1-1
> symbolism. Where
> there is no direct English equivalent, I use shape
> correspondence; hence, w =
> ш (sh), h = ч (ch) (See, it's an upside down "h"), x = х, etc.
> Then for those
> that neither match shape nor sound, I resort to the number row, which even
> then has some sense. For щ (shch), since it is close in shape to ш (sh), I
> use 2; 3 and 4 are respectively э (e) and ё (jo), since they are
> close to е
> (je). 6 is ь (soft sign) because of shape correspondence, so 5 is   (hard
> sign) because of position. 7, because it is close to   (u), is ю
> (ju), and 8,
> because it is close to и (i) is й (j).
>         The only difficulties I have experienced with this layout
> is my habitual
> swapping of b with v and c with s; when I want to type все (vsje)
> I sometimes
> type бце (btsje).
>         :Peter

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