Cyrillic Software Suite

Copyright © 1997-98 by Leonid and John Neystadt.


  1. Whats New?
  2. What will I find here?
  3. Download
  4. How to Install?
  5. Detailed Documentation

What will I find here?

All Russian WEB sites have to provide different encodings of Russian texts. Four main encodings are CP1251 for Windows, KOI8 for UNIX, MAC for Macintosh and transliteration for users accepting only English texts.

This suite is built of PERL scripts is intended for web- and post-master solving various issues related to multiple charsets, for both interactive and CGI use.

You may install these scripts on your servers for your own use for free. To obtain permision for redistribution or any other usage, please contact

Drop me a line if you deploy these scripts on your site.



To install Windows NT suite

Archive contains tree of subdirectories with root named cgi-bin. On UNIX unpack with tar and unzip, on Windows use WinZip. If you use another directory for scripts, just rename it. Note that PERL packages (.pm) are required to reside in subdirectories they are in archive and not straight in root of your scripts directory.

To install CPAN packages

Put the archive in temporary directory and unpack it (gunzip < file-name.tar.gz | tar -xvf -). Issue:

	perl Makefile.PL
	make test
	make install

This will install the package into your system. Note that MakeMaker is required for this, which is always present on UNIX systems and comes in standard distribution of PERL on NT. Note that ActiveState's perl does not supports MakeMaker.

To install Cyrillic Mail Filter script

I use this script as a filter for majordomo. In aliases file put something like:
	ksp-lat: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper ./ -fAUTO -tVOL -s | ./resend -l ksp-lat ksp-lat-resend"


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Last modified 2:15AM 18-Nov-1998 Created by John Neystadt