Reading and Writing Cyrillic in Most Browsers

This page will help you set up your computer to read the Cyrillic alphabet which is used in writing and printing Russian.

Windows Cyrillic

If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, or Apple OS 10 or beyond you don't need to do anything to read Cyrillic. You will need to set up a Russian keyboard in order to type Cyrillic.

To change keyboards, go to 'Control Panel' and double click 'Keyboards'. Choose the 'Change Keyboards' tab and then 'Keyboards and Languages'. Next under 'General' click the 'Add' button. From the next window, select 'Russian' and choose a hot key to toggle between English and Russian, e.g. 'Ctrl+Shift' will toggle the keyboards when you hold down 'Control' and hit 'Shift'. Click 'OK'.

When this operation is completed, you should have a small icon 'EN' at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen (left end of the tray). You may toggle between English and Russian by pressing your toggle keys, e.g. ctrl + shift. However, if you click it a toggle window with 'Russian' and 'English' will pop up. This allows you to toggle between the English and Russian keyboard.

Printing Cyrillic

If you do not have a color printer, before printing these pages, be sure to print via File/Print, so that in the popup box that verifies your printer, you check 'Black Text'. When you print these pages, the self-generating words will appear as underlying stem+ending rather than the fully derived word.

© 1996 Robert Beard