Reading Russian text
Thread poster: Armorel Young

Armorel Young  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:59
Member (2004)
German to English
Dec 5, 2002

I\'ve been trying to read English/Russian and German/Russian Kudoz questions, but any Cyrillic text just appears as gibberish on my screen. Is there anything I should be doing to get the Cyrillic letters to appear properly? I\'m using Windows 98 (and Office 97) and have Russian language support working perfectly well in Office, so I can type Russian text and send Russian e-mails - but it doesn\'t seem to work on this website. Your help would be welcome.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Set encoding to Cyrillic Windows Dec 5, 2002

In Internet Explorer, go to View, Encoding,

More, Cyrillic Windows (changing from your probable set encoding of Western European Windows).

This should enable you to read Cyrillic and leaves Western European languages more or less readable too except for accented characters. But it\'s very easy to switch from Cyrillic Windows to Western European Windows and back whenever you want.

Occasionally someone will post a question in Russian in a different Cyrillic encoding, usually K018R, so if Cyrillic Windows doesn\'t work, try this.


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Yes indeed, Jack! Dec 5, 2002

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On 2002-12-05 17:45, jdoughty wrote:

In Internet Explorer, go to View, Encoding,

More, Cyrillic Windows (changing from your probable set encoding of Western European Windows).

This should enable you to read Cyrillic and leaves Western European languages more or less readable too except for accented characters. But it\'s very easy to switch from Cyrillic Windows to Western European Windows and back whenever you want.

Occasionally someone will post a question in Russian in a different Cyrillic encoding, usually K018R, so if Cyrillic Windows doesn\'t work, try this.


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Armorel Young  Identity Verified
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It really works Dec 6, 2002

Many thanks, Jack - that works brilliantly, just as you say.

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