Why do I see strange characters on some pages of the VHA?

The Visual History Archive was updated to display certain diacritical modifiers used to transliterate Hebrew and/or Russian keywords and names of people. To display these diacritics properly in Internet Explorer, you will need to change the default encoding settings. Go the View menu, highlight Encoding, and then select Unicode (UTF-8) option and make sure that the Auto-Select option is deselected. You may have to repeat this procedure more than once before your browser sticks with this setting. Please be aware that you may still encounter some display errors while we are working through all the issues.