Help file in Cyrillic!!!

Windows 98
Multilanguage support installed.
Display properties pointed out to Cyrillic font.
And still can't read help file which apparently was created with cyrillic font.
?????
mihabAsked:
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NenadicCommented:
You need the font that the document was written in. Try this:
http://ftp.yurope.com/ftp/pub/windows/fonts/
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iwinCommented:
You need to do View/Encoding/Cyrillic.
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mihabAuthor Commented:
I am talking about HELP file with windows help interface. There is no View option!
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
mihab, The HELP file of win98 is in html format and its layout option is also controlled by what you've configured using the Internet options.

Thus, go to open the Start-Help file, Options, drag down and select the Internet options, at the General Tab, you have to do two settings as follows:-

(1) click into the [language], click [add] button, select the language with Cyrillic support.
e.g.
Azeri (Cyrillic) [az]
Serbian (Cyrillic) [sr]
Uzbek (Cyrillic [uz]

Click OK.

Then the additional language e.g. Azeri (Cyrillic) [az] is added to your language list.

Now it may be showing as:

English (United States) [en-us]
Azeri (Cyrillic) [az]

Then select the Cyrillic language that you're going to use e.g. "Azeri (Cyrillic) [az]", click the [Move Up] button. Then it shows as:

Azeri (Cyrillic) [az]
English (United States) [en-us]

Click OK.

(2) Click into the [font] button, Select the language script by browsing and change from [Latin base] to  [Cyrillic]

The fonts you select here are displayed on Web pages and documents that do not have a specified text font.

Click OK. and OK to leave the internet options.

Click the "refresh" in the HELP-Options. See if you can view the HELP file - that support Cyrillic language.

Let me know if it worked.  pslh
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mihabAuthor Commented:
The HELP file I am struggling with doesn't have WINDOWS HELP toolbar options(hide,option etc) and therefore I can't change option. I tried to follow your advice and select one of the cyrillic font from the WINDOWS HELP toolbar(option,internet option,font)  but it doesn't work.
Thank you for responce
P.S. I am able to copy page of the help file to the clipboard and after pasting to the Word document see it properly.
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
mihab, you can open one IE5 browser and change the configuration of Internet option there as my previous comment. Then close the IE5 browser. Then open the corresponding HELP file.

It should work. Try again.     pslh
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mihabAuthor Commented:
It doesn't work.
As I understand, the file I need to view was created with MS Help Workshop(not with HTML Help Workshop). Thank you,pslh.
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
mihab, you've provided too little information on your side. It sounds we are not in the same page.

You're not referring to HELP of window98 but an isolate HELP program.  
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kalinzCommented:
You are using a multilanguage
support, but the windows help
system is using a font that is not
localized.
For example if the help file was
created using the arial and your arial
is not cyrillic
(IMPORTANT or is double byte)
then you need to find the original font
try contacting the person
who created the help file and
have them send you the font, or at least
tell you which font it is.
Also ask what windows the help file was created on - versoin, charset, etc.
try sending the help file over email
if it is appropriate.
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