[B-Greek] Font Test

Carl W.Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Sep 3 07:57:57 EDT 2007

I have just this morning learned that the first beta of the Open  
Source version of Eudora (8.0.0b) has been made available. I see that  
it does indeed allow Unicode (UTF-8) encoding; it'll probably take a  
lot of testing and additional work before its reliable enough to use  

Carl W. Conrad

On Sep 3, 2007, at 6:15 AM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> On Sep 3, 2007, at 5:08 AM, Richard Ghilardi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> That didn't work either. Can someone help me?
> (1) You must be using an e-mail program that allows Unicode UTF-8;
> some programs still don't, e.g. Eudora; that's why I switched
> reluctantly away from Eudora -- I'm told that Eudora is going to be
> an Open Source program soon with a relationship to Mozilla, and will
> probably allow Unicode then).
> (2) What you must check in your mail program is "Text Encoding" and
> see whether that includes a UTF-8 option, and if so you must select
> it/click on it.
> (3) You must use a font that has Unicode characters AND you must have
> the UTF-8 encoding selected at the same time. It won't do just to be
> using Gentium (there are now lots of Unicode fonts with Greek glyphs)
> -- I'm using the Mac OS X 10.4 version of Times in this message --  
> any Unicode font that has Greek glyphs will show up for others that
> have Unicode-equipped e-mail programs -- and readers don't even have
> to have the SAME Unicode font you're using.
> (4) So: you must have text-encoding set to UTF-8, you must be using a
> Unicode font with Greek glyphs, and you also must be entering the
> Greek text with some keyboard device that allows you to type Greek
> characters with proper accents. There are several such; I'm using a
> GreekKeys Unicode(US) keyboard on a Mac running OS X10.4.10 and
> writing in Times.
> There are several good resource sites about Unicode Greek on the
> internet. Here are a couple:
> Unicode Classical Greek:
> http://users.ox.ac.uk/~tayl0010/html_help.html
> = http://tinyurl.com/yrve23
> Brief Guide to Greek Unicode (at TLG: a downloadable 2.6M PDF file):
> http://repositories.cdlib.org/tlg/unicode/1/
> = http://tinyurl.com/2y6j7b
>> =======================================
>> On Mon, 3 Sep 2007 03:55:22 -0500 Richard Ghilardi
>> <qodeshlayhvh at juno.com> writes:
>>> Hello Folks,
>>> My earlier attempt at using a UTF-8 font, Gentium, to represent
>>> Greek
>>> characters was a failure. So let me try again.
>>> eaVn mhV oJ kovkko" tou' sivtou peswVn ei" thVn gh'n apoqavnh/,
>>> autoV" movno" mevnei: eaVn deV apoqavnh/, poluVn karpoVn fevrei.
> ἐὰν μὴ ὁ κόκκος τοῦ σίτου πεσὼν
> εἰς τὴν γῆν ἀποθάνῃ, αὐτὸς μόνος
> μένει· ἐὰν δὲ ἀποθάνῃ, πολὺν
> καρπὸν φέρει

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