Re: Wrestling with Cyrillic...

Subject: Re: Wrestling with Cyrillic...
From: Andres Heuberger <andresh -at- fxtrans -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 16:49:38 -0500

Hello Sonia,

At 11:28 AM 12/15/99 -0500, Bayne, Sonia E B246 wrote:

Respected Whirlers:
My son-in-law, a fine chap, is about to go to grad school and will be using
his basic Gateway with MS Word pc to type papers etc. in Russian. My
questions, posed on his behalf:

What is the best way to handle using a standard 104-key keyboard for a
different alphabet? What are the pitfalls? (I'm assuming there are some...)

Assuming your son-in-law is running a late version of Windows, he can be up-and-running in no time flat:
1. In the Start menu, select "Settings" and then "Control Panel".
2. Open "Add/Remove Programs".
3. Click on the "Windows Setup" tab.
4. Scroll down until you see "Multilingual Support". Double-click the entry and check "Cyrillic" (Windows 98) or "Cyrillic Language Support" (Windows 95) in the "Multilingual Support" dialog box.
5. Click on OK to return to the "Add/Remove Programs Properties" dialog box and click OK again.
6. You may now be prompted to insert the appropriate Windows install disk.
7. Restart the PC.

His PC will no have the necessary fonts and components installed so that you can enter, view, and print Cyrillic characters (in Word or any other application). To use a Russian keyboard layout (instead of QWERTY), follow these steps:
1. In the Start menu, select "Settings" and then "Control Panel".
2. Open "Keyboard".
3. Click on the "Language" tab.
4. Click on the button "Add..." and select "Russian" from the list.
5. Voilà, as they say in Russia ;-)

Good luck.


ForeignExchange Translations, Inc.
Multilingual Compliance Management

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