How to type Cyrillic letters in Win 95/98
Despite wide availability of latest Windows versions such as Windows Vista and Windows 7, some people might still be using Windows 95/98. Unless you have
the Russian version of Windows 95/98 you will need to perform some additional setup to type
Russian letters. Read these simple instructions to learn how.
- Click on Start menu.
- Open Settings - Control Panel.
- Double click Keyboard.
- Single click Language tab.
- Check "Enable indicator on taskbar".
- Single click Add.
- Pick Russian language.
- Single click OK.
- Single click OK on the "Keyboard Properties" screen.
- If your computer prompts you for original Windows disk, insert it
and OK the Windows prompt.
- If you do not have the disk, download Lang.exe,
put it into some temporary folder and double click on it to
self-extract. Return to "Add/Remove Programs" menu. Use
"Have disk" and "Browse" buttons to point to a
folder where you extracted Lang.exe. Then click OK to start
- Switch between your default layout and the Russian layout by simultaneously
pressing left ALT and SHIFT.
- An indicator on the taskbar shows what keyboard you are in at the
- You may assign different keys to switch between layouts.
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