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Generally, one meets two problems attempting to use Russian language at the PC: how to read Russian texts and how to type in Russian? For complete solving these problems we recommend you to visit some specialized site (see for example links at the LearningRussian Directory Catalog ). Here we state what you need for proper work with our site only.

For your reference: at this site we apply

encoding        Win CP-1251

fonts                Arial Cyr, Tahoma

Typing in Russian

You don't need to make use of external Russian keyboard while fulfiling any task at LearningRussian.com. Whenever it is necessary, we will provide you with local virtual Russian keyboard.

Reading Russian texts

Compare the left and right parts of the table below:

Alphabet

À Á Â Ã Ä Å ¨ Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
РѠҠӠԠՠ֠נؠ٠ܠ۠ڠݠޠß

à á â ã ä å ¸ æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ü þ ú ý þ ÿ

Text sample

Áåëååò ïàðóñ îäèíîêèé
 òóìàíå ìîðÿ ãîëóáîì!..
×òî èùåò îí â ñòðàíå äàëåêîé?
×òî êèíóë îí â êðàþ ðîäíîì?..
Example cyrillic

If you see Cyrillic both on the right and left sides in the same way, you can read all Russian texts at this site without any additional russification.

If you see that Cyrillic at the left part of the table is not equal to the Cyrillic of the right part and you ARE NOT Windows 95/98 or Windows NT/2000 user, please visit some specialized site for russification (see for example links at the LearningRussian Directory Catalog ).

If you see that Cyrillic at the left part of the table is not equal to the Cyrillic of the right part and you ARE Windows 95/98 or Windows NT/2000 user, try to follow recommendations below.

Windows 95/98
Windows 2000
Windows NT

Windows 95/98

Most likely, you just need to install cyrillic fonts, which are supplied with your Windows distribution. To install cyrillic fonts, process as follows:

1. Go to Control Panel (Start/Settings/Control Panel)
2. Double-click Add/RemovePrograms
3. Click WindowsSetup
4. Select MultilanguageSupport
5. Click Details, (at the bottom of the window panel)
6.* Select Cyrillic Language Support.
7. Click OK to complete the installation.

The installation either starts immediately (if all necessary files are already on your PC's hard disk) or an "Install from disk" dialog appears prompting you to select the necessary files destination. In this case put your CD-ROM with Windows 95/98 distribution to the drive and start the installation by selecting an appropriate icon in the dialog window.

*) ATTENTION! If you can't fulfil the step #6, it means that your Windows distribution is not supplied with Cyrillic. You should download the archive with cyrillic support and follow the instructions stated in the file readme.txt. Download (1.29 Mb)

Now you have cyrillic fonts installed on your PC. The next step to see CyrilIic is to select proper cyrillic encoding in your browser software. In spite of the type of cyrillic encoding should be selected automatically when browsing through our site, in some cases you may need to select an appropriate encoding (Cyrillic Windows) manually. Moreover, for NN you have to set the Cyrillic Windows encoding by default.

We hope, now you see Cyrillic without any corruption. If not, please visit some specialized site for russification (see for example links at the LearningRussian Directory Catalog ).

Windows 2000

Most likely, you just need to install cyrillic fonts, which are supplied with your Windows distribution. To install cyrillic fonts, process as folows:

1. Go to Control Panel (Start/Settings/Control Panel)
2. Double-click Regional Options
3. Click General
4. Select Language Settings for the system
5. Check Cyrillic
6. Click Apply to complete the installation

An "Install from disk" dialog appears prompting you to select the necessary files destination. Put your CD-ROM with Windows 2000 distribution to the drive and start the installation by selecting the appropriate icon in the dialog window.

Now you have cyrillic fonts installed on your PC. The next step to see CyrilIic is to select proper cyrillic encoding in your browser software. In spite of the type of cyrillic encoding should be selected automatically when browsing through our site, in some cases you may need to select an appropriate encoding (Cyrillic Windows) manually. Moreover, for NN you have to set the Cyrillic Windows encoding by default.

We hope, now you see Cyrillic without any corruption. If not, please visit some specialized site for russification (see for example links at the LearningRussian Directory Catalog ).

Windows NT

Windows NT installations normally have the cyrillic support installed by default.

Hence, the only step you may need to see Cyrillic is to select proper cyrillic encoding in your browser software. In spite of the type of cyrillic encoding should be selected automatically when browsing through our site, in some cases you may need to select an appropriate encoding (Cyrillic Windows) manually. Moreover, for NN you have to set the Cyrillic Windows encoding by default.

We hope, now you see Cyrillic without any corruption. If not, please visit some specialized site for russification (see for example links at the LearningRussian Directory Catalog ).

 

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