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Technical Requirements

Platforms

Our course sites work on Windows, Macintosh, and Unix platforms.
AVC courses can be accessed on iPad through Puffin browser. You can get Puffin Browser from the Apple Store.

 

Connection Speed

Although higher-speed connections are preferable, slower connections should allow users to view most materials on the sites; however, downloading materials will take a longer period of time.

 

Supported Browsers

AVC CourseWare has tested the course sites with the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. 
    It is recommended to keep browsers updated to the latest versions.

  • Due to rapid development in the open source world, there may be other Open Source software packages that will work as well as any of those suggested above. We are unable to offer technical support for all suggested software. We would be thankful if you let us know about any complications or bugs you encounter during your work.

 

Armenian Language Support

Supplemental language support is needed in order to display the Armenian characters.

 

Windows 7

To be able to type in Armenian you have to enable Armenian Keyboard support. Please perform the following steps to activate the Armenian keyboard support.

  • Go to the Control Panel->Region and Language-> Keyboards and Languages->Change keyboards.

    • In the “General” section find and press on the “Add” button and select Armenian->Armenian Western or Armenian Eastern.

    • Close all opened windows by clicking OK several times.

    • When you want to change the keyboard layout into Armenian, please click on a small blue EN sign near the clock at the right lower corner of your Desktop and change it into HY.

You will now be able to type in Armenian and see Armenian fonts. Download the Armenian Keyboard layout. Print it and use as a reference when typing Armenian.

 

Windows 8

Please perform the following steps to install the Armenian characters:

  • Click “Add a language” link to install another language in the system. The list of all interface languages where the Windows 8 operating system ships in will be displayed. The listing is sorted by language name by default. You can select one language at a time.

  • Choose “Armenian”. The language gets added right away to the list of available languages. That does not mean that they have been downloaded to the system yet. To do that double click on the language and select the “download and install language pack” from the page that opens up. The download took less than a minute on a fast Internet line.


You will see the Armenian keyboard layout as an icon near the clock at the right lower corner of your Desktop. Click on it and choose the “Armenian”.
You will now be able to type in Armenian and see Armenian fonts. Download the Armenian Keyboard layout. Print it and use as a reference when typing Armenian.

 

Windows 10

The instructions for the installation of an additional language in Windows 10 can be viewed at these links: 
https://beebom.com/add-remove-and-change-language-in-windows-10
or 
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-uninstall-languages-windows-10.

Some additional notes:

When clicking on “Add a language,” choose “Armenian.” The language will immediately be added to the list of available languages, but that does not mean that it has been downloaded into the system yet. To do that, double click on the language and select the “Download and install language pack” from the page that opens up. The download should take less than one minute with a fast Internet connection.
You will see the Armenian keyboard layout as an icon near the clock at the lower right corner of your Desktop. Click on it and choose “Armenian.”
You will now be able to type in Armenian and see Armenian fonts. Download the Armenian keyboard layout, print it and use as a reference when typing in Armenian.

 

MAC OS

Please perform the following steps to download and install the Armenian characters:

 

  • Click on the Apple logo:

  • Choose 'System Preferences'

  • Click on 'International'

  • Click on the 'Language' tab

  • if Armenian is not on the 'Languages:' list

  • Click on 'Edit List'

  • Check the box next to 'Հայերեն/Armenian'

  • Click OK

  • Click on the 'Input Menu' tab

  • In the list find 'Armenian -HM QWERTY' or 'Armenian -Western QWERTY' and check the box(s) next to it.

  • Check the box 'Show input menu in menu bar'.

  • Now the American flag symbol (or some other flag) should appear on your menu bar next to the time.

  • Also check the 'Keyboard Viewer' box if you want to see the layout.

Now you can press on the flag and choose the Armenian keyboard from the list. If you want to see the layout, just click on 'Show Keyboard Viewer'. If you are using standard Armenian Keyboard layout you can download it from here. Print it and use as a reference when typing Armenian.

Our students also suggest to use instructions described in these links:

iOS(iPad)

Please follow these instructions to work with Armenian texts on an iPad:

 

  • Find the "Armenian Keyboard for iPad and iPhone" application in the Apple store (Systemiko Inc.), and download and install it to your iPad. It is free of charge.
    When you open the application you will see the page "How to add Armenian Keyboard". Follow the instructions. 
    Open [Settings]-[General]-[Keyboard]
    Open[Keyboard]-[Add New Keyboard]
    Select [Armenian] (As a result the Armenian keyboard will be added to your keyboard list)
    Long tap on the earth icon on keyboard and switch to Armenian Keyboard
  • To work with Armenian Language courses, you will need the Puffin browser. It is necessary for opening the Flash content. It is free of charge in the Apple store. Search it by typing "Puffin Web Browser".

  • To work with MS Word documents, you must install the "Pages" application on your iPad. It is free of charge in the Apple store.

  • When clicking on a Word doc in a lesson you will see the message box with a header "Downloads". Choose the option "Local storage" when asked where to store the file. Clicking on that line you will see messages: "Started downloading " and "< downloaded>". Then in the Puffin browser, click on the right upper icon (three horizontal lines) and click on the down arrow icon. You will see your Word file in the Downloads. Click on the file and it will be suggested to be imported by different applications. Choose "Import with Pages". The Pages will show you available files including your downloaded one. Click on it and start fulfilling your task. If you need to input Armenian text, click on the Glob sign on the virtual keyboard until you see the Armenian keyboard. After finishing editing click on the ... (three points) sign and choose "Send a Copy". It will be suggested to choose a format. Choose Word. Then click on "Choose How to Send" and choose "Add to iCloud Drive". Go to the "iCloud Drive", click on the file you just saved, then click on right upper icon (a box with upward arrow) and choose "Mail" from the list. If you have an account set up in the iPad you will go to the New Message window. Fill the destination e-mail address and subject and click Send.

  • If you didn't set your e-mail account on your iPad, a message with accounts will be shown. If you don't have any of the proposed accounts choose Other, click on "Add Mail Account" and fill in the necessary data.

  • If there is no sound in the Puffin browser click on the upper right icon of 3 parallel lines, then on the Setting icon and set "Ignore mute switch".

  • Smartphones

To use smartphones for Armenian language support:
Go to the "Google Play" for Androids or Apple Store for Apple, find Armenian keyboard application and install it.
Find and install "Puffin Web Browser" for browsing avc-agbu.org web pages. It is necessary for opening the Flash content.