SIL Ezra in HTML

Jim Henderson JimH at
Tue Dec 5 04:24:09 EST 2000

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Don A. Elbourne Jr." <delbourne at> writes:
> I'm working with the OTA BHS text and trying to place it in HTML. For
> reason the SIL EZRA font does not render correctly in HTML. The vowel
> pointing takes their own character place instead of overstriking the
> consonant. I thought that perhaps this was simply a limitation of HTML,
> when I tried the same thing with the BWHebb BibleWorks font, the text
> renders correctly.
Which browser gives this behaviour?

I have been preparing HTML texts with SIL Ezra successfully with
Microsoft's IE 5.0, but when I changed to 5.5, I got the behaviour you
describe.  I have documented it at
and reported it to Microsoft, but I have heard nothing back from them.

I have tested your example in IE5.5, and found the problem you describe
with Ezra, but not with BWHebb.


Jimh at

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