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ball WinRus  Introduction. Cyrillic (Russian) in MS Windows
              (Reading and Writing; Encodings)

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ball fonts  Cyrillic Fonts and Encodings under Windows

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ball keyboard  Typing Russian on any keyboard: standard and phonetic layout

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ball Translit   On-screen Russian keyboard - typing without Windows keyboard tools

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ball WWW   Russian in Browsers/Mail/News under Windows

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ball office97 Unicode-related Cyrillic issues:   MS Word;  Printing;  Copy/Paste

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ball change Conversion between Cyrillic encodings

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ball full  Full Russification of Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista
 (how to work with Russian program and/or see Cyrillic in a file name)

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ball Cyrillic   For developers: how to create a Cyrillic HTML file

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ball mix   For developers: how to create a multilingual HTML file

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ball rlinks "More Cyrillization": Q&A, links to other people pages

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ball links Internationalization and Localization related sites

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ball Contacts  How to contact me

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ball Moscow Russia-related Web Sites

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WinRus Cyrillic (Russian) in MS Windows
(Reading and Writing; Encodings)

The information on this site lets you read and write in Russian in most Windows applications such as Web browsers/e-mail, word processors, etc.
This can be done in a standard, non-Russian (f.e. U.S. English) version of MS Windows.

The information on this site lets you read and write in Russian in most general Windows applications such as Web browsers/e-mail, word processors, etc.
This can be done in a standard, non-Russian (f.e. U.S. English) version of MS Windows.

For subjects that are NOT discussed on my site
(Cyrillic for UNIX or Macintosh computers;
specialty programs that require a special tune-up for Russian, such as say Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Flash, etc.)
please see the section "More Russification. Q&A, Links" that contains corresponding links to other people's pages.



How to read and write in Russian using non-Russian (f.e. U.S. English) version of Windows:

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change conversion between Cyrillic encodings

Below you can find two converters:


 
Encoding Conversion - Windows program CVT32

Anton Lobastoff (Novosibirsk, Russia) developed two very useful programs for converting text files and Windows Clipboard content from one Cyrillic encoding to another - CP-1251 (Windows), KOI8-R, Alt (DOS-866),... :

Here is the link to Anton's Converter page:

You can download my local copies of Anton's programs if the above links don't work:

Create a directory (folder) for Anton's program, for example C:\RUSCVT.
Open .ZIP file that you choose for your version of MS Windows in this directory(folder), and then read Anton's instructions(in Russian) - a file with a .TXT extension in KOI8-R or CP-1251(win) encoding.

After doing this, read the following instructions.

How to easily call up the program later:

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Encoding conversion - MS DOS program Convert 3.0d

Convert 3.0 by K. Gredeskoul is a nice software (running in MS DOS) for converting Russian text files from one encoding to another - KOI8-R, CP-1251, Alternative(DOS CP-866), and even Transliteration.

You can download my local copy of this program - conv30d.zip.

I created a new Table for this program that allows me to quickly convert a plain text file (for example, a book downloaded from the Web or a HTML file - my article in Russian) between KOI8-R and CP-1251(Windows) :

green ball KOI-1251.tab

I also created 2 DOS batch files to simplify KOI8-R <--> CP-1251 conversion:

green ball KOI-WIN.bat - from KOI8-R to CP-1251

green ball WIN-KOI8.bat - from CP-1251 to KOI8-R

copying You may download these 3 files. They are inside KOI-1251.zip.
Just click on this underlined file name.

After extracting these 3 files from KOI-1251.zip, you need to copy them into corresponding directories:


How to use Convert with my Table

You need to be in a DOS or in a DOS window under Windows to run the Convert program.

Examples:

1. From CP-1251 To KOI8-R - a new KOI8-R file will be created:

      C:\MY> win-koi8  my-win.txt  my-koi8.txt
2. From KOI8-R To CP-1251 - a new CP-1251 file will be created:
      C:\MY> koi8-win  my1-koi8.txt  my1-win.txt

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Contacts Send me a letter

Author: Paul Gorodyansky

If you want to ask me a question, then PLEASE do not do it until you read my page
      "More Russification" (Questions and Answers, Links)
that may already contain the answer.
(Examples - AOL software and no Russian in e-mail, Mac and Russian, etc.)
(I spend a lot of time answering e-mails and do not want to end up like the person I know who closed his page, because people did not read his text but instead immediately asked him a question...)

Here is my e-mail address and you can send me a letter (remove blank spaces before and after '@'):
   Pavel  @  winrus.com



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This article is a result of my personal research, not related to a company I work for.

The author does not and cannot warrant the information, documentation, or software included in this document or the performance or results obtained by using this information, documentation, or software.
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