International Vegetarian Union
First you need the appropriate font.
In some versions of Windows95/98 you can go to Control panel / Add-Remove Programs / Windows Setup and install the 'Multilingual Support' option from the CD. If you have that then you won't need the rest of this page....
MS Internet Explorer 5 now offers the same language support and should automatically prompt you to download, or install from your CD, when you try to access a page in another character set - provided that page has the character set defined.
If you don't have either of those option then these are True Type Fonts which will work with Windows:
Cyrillic (for Russian and Bulgarian):
Central/Eastern European Fonts - ISO-8859-2/windows-1250 (for the Croatian/Hungarian/Polish/Romanian pages)
Save one or more of these in your windows/ sub-directory (if you get a screen with strange characters on it, just click on file / save as).
If the character set has been specified in the 'meta-line' of the page you want to read, it should appear in the correct characters once you have installed the fonts.
windows-1251 or KOI8-R is specified for some IVU/EVU pages which are primarily in Bulgarian or Russian
ISO-8859-2 is specified for IVU/EVU pages which are primarily in Romanian. windows-1250 is specified for pages in Croatian.
If it does not appear correctly then continue with this page...
To use the fonts in Netscape 3:(For Netscape 4 skip this section and go to the next section) This could vary slightly in different versions of Netscape but should be basically similar. (It is available in Netscape 3.0 upwards but not MIE 3.0 - comments on other browers would be useful, see below)
1. Go to Options / General Preferences / Fonts.
2. In the drop down list choose Cyrillic or Cyrillic (KOI8-R) to match the font you have chosen.
3. Next to choose the proportional font click on choose font and highlight one of the fonts listed above, plus 12 or 14 point depending on your personal preference (you can easily change the size later if necessary by coming back to the same place).
4. Click on OK / OK and you should be back in Netscape.
5. Find a page in Russian/Bulgarian/Romanian/Croatian such as:
6. Go to options /document encoding (Netscape 3) or view/encoding (Netscape 4)and click on your vchoice of language.
7. With a bit of luck your IVU/EVU page will now appear in Cyrillic/Central European characters.... You can now use options/document encoding or view/encoding to switch between your installed language and Latin1 for all Western European languages.
If anyone has any suggestions for improving the above description contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org - John