Instructions and help
The current version of this interactive map is only a "work-in-progress" version. It is updated continously. Only a limited version is available here on the Internet (http://lazarus.elte.hu/~guszlev/euro/), the full map is designed for offline use, and will be avalable on CD.
The map can be viewed with Macromedia's Shockwave Flash plugin. At least version 3 of the Flash plugin is recommended; the latest can be downloaded for free from the Macromedia site. It is available for several platforms like Windows, Unix and Macintosh.
Browser recquirements are Internet Explorer 4 and onwards or also Netscape Navigator 4 and onwards.
When the map first appears, there are no names on it. Click on any of the languages and wait until it is entirily downloaded.
The Flash map allows you to zoom: click on the map with the right mouse button and choose Zoom In / Zoom Out / Show All in the pop-up menu.
You can pan the map by clicking and dragging with the left mouse button.
If you want to see the exonyms for a specific object on the map, click its symbol (star or circle) with the left-mouse button. Countries can be accessed through their capitals.
The search engine allows you to search in the database of geographical names (countries, capitals and cities) in several languages. The applet was written in JAVA language, so in order to use it, java must be enabled in your browser's preferences. Otherwise you may get a warning message and you cannot access the database. If a button labelled "Launch" appears in the upper left corner of the map window, then it means that the search engine is applicable.
Accented and Cyrillic characters are not supported by the engine. This will be fixed in the near future.
The Countries of Europe section also uses special accented characters. It can be best viewed by Internet Explorer 4 or 5. Unfortunately Netscape has some problems encoding and rendering Central-European and Cyrillic character sets.
Currently available data are Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna and their countries.
Current languages are: English, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Slovakian and Slovenian.
Copyright (c) 2000, Antal Guszlev