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Displaying Cyrillic Text
Sites to help you install and use Cyrillic resources on your own computer have already been set up and are certainly doing better jobs of it than I could do myself. Hence only links and a short description of each site are given below. Once you go there, you're on your own. (But the maintainers of the sites are pretty good tour guides, as far as I can tell.)
Russification of Macintosh(http://www.pitt.edu/~mapst57/rus/russian.html)
Macintosh-specific site. For users of Microsoft Windows and X Windows, see next item. (This site is also the source of the succinct introduction to KOI and Cyrillic encoding, above.)
Maintained by Vadim Maslov's, this site is a very good source of information on Russian/Soviet related issues. It has a large number of resources (fonts, drivers, etc.) for displaying and writing Cyrillic text for Microsoft Windows and X Windows platforms (for Macintosh platform, see previous item). Also includes fonts for TeX/LaTeX, and several text converters.
A large collection of Cyrillic fonts for both Macintosh and Windows systems. The site itself displays what the fonts look like using graphics, but if you download the fonts, your own system requires prior installation of Cyrillic encoding software (one of the two links above), otherwise you won't be able to see or use them locally.
Nothing to download here (except the page itself, I guess). This is a table of Cyrillic encodings as used on different platforms (Unix, MS DOS, MS Windows, Macintosh, as well as the ISO-8859-5 standard). (Non Russian symbols are not included in the table). Probably most useful for techies (programmers, reseachers, coders interested in multilingual Web pages or applications), but anyone who doesn't already know Russian might be interested in the pronounciation of the letters of the Russian alphabet, given as part of the table.