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How to use Ukrainian on the computer

How to use Ukrainian on the computer

How do I set up my WEB BROWSER so that I may view web pages that have Cyrillic fonts?
Most web pages containing Ukrainian text will automatically work properly, especially newer versions
of Internet Explorer and Netscape. If you encounter problems with Ukrainian web pages, follow these steps:

For IE 4 or better Web Browsers
1. Click “View” on the toolbar, then select “Fonts” (IE 5 Users, select “Encoding”).
Alternatively, right click on any spot on the screen that is not a picture and click Encoding on the menu that pops up.

2. You will be given choices for various encoding schemes. For Ukrainian, available options are Cyrillic (DOS), Cyrillic (ISO), Cyrillic (Windows), Cyrillic (KOI8-U), and Unicode (UTF-8). There is also an Auto-Select option.

If these options are not present, you must install them. You’ll need to run the Internet Explorer setup program and specifically choose the Cyrillic character support from the Internationalization options. If you don’t have the installation program, you can download it fromhttp://www.microsoft.com for free.

3. If Auto-Select is not checked, select it by clicking on it. Your browser will reload the page. If the page is still not readable, try the other Cyrillic options, starting with Unicode (UTF-8) and Cyrillic (Windows), as they are the most common. The Shkola website uses windows-1251 encoding.

4. Your browser will reload the page. If the page is not readable try Cyrillic Alphabet (KOI8-R), or Cyrillic Alphabet (ISO) or any of the other Cyrillic options.

If the Auto-Select feature or a specific language pack is not installed on your computer, Internet Explorer prompts you to download the files as needed.

Adding languages does not guarantee that your computer has a font that can display Web pages in your preferred languages. To be prompted when fonts need to be added, go to the Tools menu in your browser window and select Internet Options, click the Advanced tab, and then select the Enable Install On Demand check box.

You can add a Language Encoding button to your toolbar to make switching between languages quicker.

For Netscape Navigator 4 or Better Web Browsers:
1. Click “View” on the toolbar, then “Character Set” (or “Character Coding” in Netscape 6).
2. You will be given numerous encoding choices. Your three Ukrainian options will be Cyrillic (KOI8-R), Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5), Cyrillic (Windows-1251).
3. The most common will be Cyrillic (Windows-1251). Select this option.
4. Your browser will reload the page. If the page is not readable try Cyrillic (KOI8-R), or Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5) or any of the other Cyrillic options.

 

 

How do I set up my COMPUTER so that I may use Ukrainian fonts?
Setting up your computer to use Ukrainian fonts involves 2 steps. First, you must install multilingual support on your computer. Then you will likely want to install a transliterated, phonetic keyboard, as the default Ukrainian keyboard is the one used in Ukraine and its layout is quite different from the QWERTY keyboard that most English speakers are familiar with.

Instructions for installing multilingual support and setting up keyboards are given below. Additional information on these topics can be found at http://www.cym.org and at http://www.brama.com.

Windows 95-98 – Installing Multilingual Support
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Settings, then Control Panel.
3. From the Control Panel select Add/Remove Programs.
4. Click on the Windows Setup tab.
5. Scroll down and click Multilanguage Support, and then click Details.
6. Make sure a check mark appears beside Cyrillic Language Support.
7. Click OK at the bottom of the Add/Remove Programs window.
8. Click OK again.
9. You might be prompted to insert your Windows 95/98 CD-ROM.
10. The changes will take effect after you re-boot your computer.

Windows NT-2000-XP – Installing Multilingual Support
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Settings, then Control Panel.
3. From the Control Panel double click Regional and Language Options.
4. Click the Languages tab.
5. Click Details (NT/XP) or Change (2000).
6. Under Installed services, click Add.
7. In the Input language list, scroll down and select “Ukrainian”.
8. Click OK to close the Add Input languages dialog box.
9. Click Apply (NT/XP) or OK (2000).
10. Under Installed services, click “UK Ukrainian”.
11. Under Preferences, click Language Bar.
12. In the Language Bar Settings dialog box, select the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box.
13. Click OK to close the Language Bar Settings dialog box.
14. Click OK to close the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.
15. Click OK to close the Regional and Language Options dialog box.
16. Close the Control Panel.
A system reboot may be required.