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Cyrillic and Central East European character sets and links to fonts

Character sets important for Windows users are red
Character sets important for Internet are green
The fonts in the table are designed for use in Windows 3.1. For Windows 95, 98 and NT use UNICODE fonts instead - but there are some exceptions. See details below.  

Character Set / Codepage

Languages for which codepage is used

Computer system where codepage is used

Fonts to download

Windows Cyrillic (1251)

Russian, Byelorussian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Macedonian

Windows

 XSerif Cyr (Info on XSerif fonts - normal typeface only)  ER Bukinist 1251 (serifs) ER Kurier 1251 (fixed font) ER Univers 1251 (sans serif) ER-fonts are freeware (c) by Gavin Helf. They include normal, bold, italic and bold italic typefaces.

KOI8-R

Russian

Internet, WWW, E-Mail, Newsgroups, UNIX systems

ER Bukinist KOI8 (serifs) ER Kurier KOI8 (fixed font) ER Univers KOI8 (sans serif) ER-fonts are freeware (c) by Gavin Helf. They include normal, bold, italic and bold italic typefaces.

Apple Standard Cyrillic

Russian, Byelorussian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Macedonian

Apple Macintosh

 ER Bukinist Mac (serifs) ER Kurier Mac (fixed font) ER Univers Mac (sans serif) ER-fonts are freeware (c) by Gavin Helf. They include normal, bold, italic and bold italic typefaces.

ISO Cyrillic (8859-5)

Russian

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DOS Cyrillic (IBM 866)

Russian

DOS

 ER Bukinist 866 (serifs) ER Kurier 866 (fixed font) ER Univers 866 (sans serif) ER-fonts are freeware (c) by Gavin Helf. They include normal, bold, italic and bold italic typefaces.

Windows Central European (1250)

Polish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Sorbian 

Windows

 XSerif CE (Info on XSerif fonts- normal typeface only)  

ISO Latin 2 (8859-2)

Polish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Sorbian

Internet, WWW, E-Mail, Newsgroups, UNIX systems

 3 Latin-2 standard fonts (Arial, Courier, TNR) by Peter Soos links to other fonts 

Apple CE

Polish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Sorbian

Apple Macintosh

 

DOS Central European (852)

Polish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Sorbian

DOS

 

Windows Baltic (1257)

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian

Windows

 XSerif Baltic (Info on XSerif fonts - normal typeface only) 

ISO Latin 4

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian

Internet, WWW, E-Mail, Newsgroups, UNIX systems

 There is such a font in the package Leedsbit.zip

Important for Windows 95, 98, NT:
The fonts mentioned in the table have no correct "codepage" bit setting but tell the system to be either "Symbol" or Western fonts. This is necessary for use in Western versions of Windows 3.1. In Windows 95, 98 and NT, these fonts will work fine in all applications that use 8-bit-codepages, but they will not work in all UNICODE-based applications like MS Word 97. Also texts written in older versions of Word formatted with these fonts will not be correctly imported to UNICODE-based applications. Therefore, it is recommended in Windows 95, 98 and NT to use only UNICODE fonts. But there are some cases when you will have to use  fonts for Windows 3.1: