KOI-8R is a standard for the use of Russian characters on the internet. The [translated] letters stand for Code for Information Transfer - 8 bit (Russian). It dictates which extended ASCII characters (Numbers 128-255) are replaced by which Russian characters. When viewed with a standard English font, it appears as giberesh with a lot of accent marks. With a KOI-8R font, it appears in Russian. There are other standards, including Windows-1251, but since KOI-8R is the most widely used, I use it here.KIO-8R Set-Up
In order to show Russian characters, the character set for this page is indicated to the browsers at KOI-8R. (As opposed to Western-Latin1, which is the default.) If KOI-8R in your browser is set up already, words like this, Привет!, should appear in Russian and not giberish.
Fonts must first be installed prior to this, and then are selected from a list in your browser's setup boxes. For fonts, and information on how to set up all browsers, see KOI8-R References (Russian Net Character Set).For Those That Cannot Read Russian
Well, it probably isn't worth it for you to set up KOI-8R on your computer if you won't understand it anyway. Just ignore the giberish and read the pronunciations.
If anyone has questions about how I set this up, please write me, but I CANNOT offer help on how to set up your browser.