ABOUT THE RUSSIAN ARTICLES POSTED HERE

News articles are stored in five subdirectories according to format:

  1. REaDable (transliterations into English letters)
  2. KOI-7 (in English letters)
  3. AV (Alternativnyj Variant, DOS, Cyrillic, cp=866)
  4. KOI-8 (Cyrillic)
  5. WINdows (Cyrillic, cp=1251)

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Welcome

 to a place in the World Wide Web where some current articles in
Russian are stored.  These articles are taken from current periodicals
that are published in Russia.  The primary goal is to provide some
realistic material to people studying Russian at a non-elemtary level.
But no less important is to provide native speakers access to the
material for its informational content. There will be some scanning or
typing errors in the articles for which an apology is extended.  And
hopefully, the articles are interesting and useful to all that read them.
    The Russian alphabet, first upper case then lower case appears
below in five different formats.  (1) and (2) should appear unchanged
for almost all browsers (although it is possible that (2) could appear
in Cyrillic for some unusually configured browsers).  More importantly,
a properly configured browser should make exactly one of (3), (4) or
(5) legible.
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  1. Readable [RED] font (Cyrillic letters transliterated into Groups of English letters approximating the sounds);
    [No special fonts needed to read articles with coding RED]
    A B V G D E E Zh Z I J K L M N O P R S T U F X Ts Ch Sh Shch ` Y ' E Yu Ya
    a b v g d e e zh z i j k l m n o p r s t u f x ts ch sh shch ` y ' e yu ya
    beginning quote sign = ", ending quote sign = ", number sign = No.
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  2. KOI-7 [KO7] font (Each Cyrillic letter replaced by a single symbol on the keyboard of a typical American typewriter)
    [No special fonts needed to read articles with coding KO7, but special KOI-7 fonts can make messages appear in Cyrillic]
    a b w g d e $ v z i j k l m n o p r s t u f h c ~ { } " y x | ` q
    A B W G D E # V Z I J K L M N O P R S T U F H C ^ [ ] _ Y X \ @ Q
    beginning quote sign = <, ending quote sign = >, number sign = No.
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  3. Alternativ ([AV], cp=866) font
    [a browser configured for this font is needed to read this]
    ... ' ' " " - - (tm)
    (c) (r)
    beginning quote sign = ", ending quote sign = ", number sign = No.
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  4. KOI-8 [KO8] font; under certain circumstances reduces to KOI-7
    [a browser configured for this font is needed to read this]


    beginning quote sign = (r), ending quote sign = , number sign = No.
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  5. Microsoft WINDOWS ([WIN], cp=1251) font
    [a browser configured for this font is needed to read this]

    
    beginning quote sign = , ending quote sign = , number sign = No.
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    Once or twice a week, the frequency varies, several articles
from current Russian periodicals are compiled into
a PC computer at home in a special font to form a posting.  A unique
3-digit number is assigned to that posting.  Special programs written in
turbo-C produce five versions of that posting in the different formats
                  [RED],[KO7],[AV],[KO8],[WIN]
indicated above. For example, 473KO8 denotes a unique posting in the
KOI-8 format with the number 473.  A person who has a browser configured
to read KOI-8 format could read (4) above and could read this version of
posting 473.  That person would find that version on these web pages
in the subdirectory Ko8 listed under the name A473KO8.htm ('A' for 'Articles').  
    The programs, that produce these articles in their various forms,
also produce these same articles in forms for sending out through
electronic mailing lists (eml) to subscribers.  Anyone is welcome to
request a free email
SUBSCRIPTION
The desired format or formats [RED], [KO7], [AV], [KO8], [WIN]
must be stated.
    In spite of the variety of formats and media used to distribute
the articles  the manager is NOT a good source of software for reading
them.  He would prefer to devote time to producing the articles and not try
to manage a software distribution center. Later there should be links on this
page to sites where useful software might be located.
    These pages for the posting of Russian articles are under
construction and are subject to change (hopefully for the better).
Suggestions and corrections are welcome.
   Thank you and happy reading!
       R B Paine

Updated: October 20, 2001
yolka3@aol.com