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Frequently Asked Questions and Selected Resources on Cyrillic Multilingual Computing

Nearly everyone who has used a computer has experienced what are often called “font problems” or “encoding problems”: letters or punctuation marks outside of the very basic ones used in English, which show up on screen or in print as something other than what was originally intended. While in some cases, such as jumbled punctuation marks, the reader can “read around” these characters, when using non-Latin writing systems it becomes impossible to use a document without decoding it.