You will need
- A computer running the operating system, Internet access, a text editor (e.g. AkelPad)
To determine the encoding of the text you can use in several ways. One of them is a special online services are, by definition, encoded in the Internet. For example, go to the website http://charset.ru/in the special field paste the "unreadable" text and click "Decode".
Try to detect the encoding automatically by using a text editor. The fact is that many text editors (e.g. AkelPad) can automatically recognize the encoding of the "unreadable" text. To do this, click the top menu "Encoding" - "set the encoding" or press ALT+F5 (in a text editor AkelPad).
You can still try to detect the encoding manually. To do this in a text editor, select the menu item "Encoding", then "Open as ...". Most often it will be ANSI, UTF-8, KOI-R. Try to choose a few.
To problems with encoding again, configure e-mail client, ICQ client and browser with the correct encoding. To do this, go to settings, select "Encoding" and write back in Latin letters win1251.