About the Java Exercises The Java exercises in Robert Beard's On-line Russian Grammar start simply by clicking the background graphic. They may be restarted in the same fashion. Remember: every time you click the picture, the animation will restart. Because of sequencing peculiarities in the vesti exercise, it may only be restarted by reloading the page. You do that by pushing the browser's 'reload' or 'refresh' button. You may need to push the button twice to reset the animation. The Java programming language has several quirks which have to be worked around. One is that it only recognizes a few fonts and none of them are Cyrillic. In fact, if the web page asks for a Cyrillic font, the Java applet will not run. To work around this problem, the Java pages will not automatically appear in Cyrillic. Moreover, you cannot use the KOI8-R font encoding option in Netscape 3.0 or 4.0. Rather, you have to leave the page encoding at 'Western (Latin I)' and change the font under 'General Preferences/Fonts' to KOI8-R font.