# How to make dvi show cyrillic letters? [closed]

I could copy the sentence "МАТЕМАТИЧКИ ВЕСНИК" into the LaTeX, however when I press the dvi, it does not show in the dvi. How to make the dvi show the sentence "МАТЕМАТИЧКИ ВЕСНИК"?

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## closed as too localized by Jake, Speravir, Kurt, Guido, ThorstenMar 26 '13 at 7:40

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Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. My guess would be that you need some package that can process cyrillic (?) letters, like \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{russian} or \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel}, see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/816/cyrillic-in-latex – Anke Mar 20 '13 at 8:52
Have you tried converting the dvi to pdf or generating pdf from tex? – Marc van Dongen Mar 20 '13 at 9:06
No. I am editing. – John Mar 20 '13 at 9:10

For a small text in Russian, perhaps the cheapest method is to use the OT2 encoding; in this way no juggling with input encodings is needed.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[OT2,T1]{fontenc}
\DeclareRobustCommand{\russtext}[1]{%
{\fontencoding{OT2}\fontfamily{wncyr}\selectfont#1}%
}
\begin{document}
\russtext{Matematichki Vesnik}
\end{document}


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Very helpful, thanks. – John Mar 21 '13 at 0:11

Here is a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[koi8-r]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,russian]{babel}
\begin{document}
\section{Раздел}
Текст на русском языке
\end{document}


I recommend you to read first some books about latex and after that try to work with it.

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Where should I put it in? – John Mar 20 '13 at 9:24
Just latex it: latex file.tex. – Eddy_Em Mar 20 '13 at 9:32
It cannot operate:( – John Mar 20 '13 at 9:35
Change encoding of file to koi8-r or change [koi8-r] to [utf8] in option of \usepackage{inputenc}. But i recommend you first to read a couple of books about latex. – Eddy_Em Mar 20 '13 at 9:42