FW: FW: SIL Ezra in HTML

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Tue Dec 5 01:39:20 EST 2000

Dear Don,

I hope this reply will be helpful to you. It seems that Netscape thinks you
have CP1252 etc text, which doesn't match the font, so it uses the default
font - qute logical really. So maybe you need to specify the character set
and encoding of your text (as "symbol") in your HTML, to match the "symbol"
font. That may solve the problem with IE5.5 as well. I don't know enough
HTML to know how to do that. Can anyone enlighten us?

Peter Kirk

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Constable [mailto:peter_constable at sil.org]
Sent: 04 December 2000 17:01
To: peter_kirk at sil.org
Subject: Re: FW: SIL Ezra in HTML

       My guess is this: Netscape 6 is interpreting character codes in
       terms of some standard for character set and encoding. (The
       HTML did not specify a character set/encoding, but that
       information would have been inferred from somewhere.) In this
       case, it was probably interpreting in terms of MS codepage 1252
       or ISO 8859-1 (identical to cp1252 except from 0x80 - 0x9f).
       I'm also guessing that Netscape 6 is examining fonts and
       applying some heuristics to try to determine if the selected
       font contains the characters needed to render the text. Since
       SIL Ezra is symbol encoded, it wouldn't match the character set
       Netscape is using, and so Netscape is picking a different font.

       This is just a guess. I could be all wrong.


       On 12/03/2000 10:00:30 AM Peter Kirk wrote:

       >-----Original Message-----
       >From: Don A. Elbourne Jr. [mailto:delbourne at home.com]
       >Sent: 02 December 2000 18:16
       >To: Biblical Hebrew
       >Subject: RE: SIL Ezra in HTML
       >As Alice said, "Curiouser and curiouser!" I just installed
       Netscape 6 this
       >morning and the SIL Ezra font does not render at all. The
       characters appear
       >with the default Roman face. BWHebb renders fine. Here is my
       entire HTML
       ><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
       ><TITLE>Hebrew Font Test</TITLE>
       >SIL Ezra:
       ><p><font face="SIL Ezra">
       >:݆rA'Ah tE'Þw œ€yamAKHah tE' œyihÔl‚' 'árAÑb tyiH'ÆrÑb
       ><p><font face="BWHebb">
       >`#r,a'h' taew> ~yIm;V'h; tae ~yhi+l{a/ ar'B' tyviareB.
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