[b-hebrew] qedem

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Jul 23 10:17:34 EDT 2004

On 23/07/2004 15:43, Yigal Levin wrote:

>I'm not using any Hebrew at all, but I was using David, which your computer may not have. I'l try to reset the default.
The issue may be that Yigal's e-mails are set to 
"charset="windows-1255"" which means Hebrew. So mail readers choose to 
render it with their default font for display of Hebrew text, which may 
not be very suitable for display of English text.

The workaround, at least on Windows, is to choose a default font for 
display of Hebrew text which looks reasonable in English, but also 
supports Hebrew when necessary. You could try Arial or Tahoma, which 
give reasonable sans-serif Latin script and Hebrew, or Times New Roman 
which has more traditional shapes for Hebrew. These don't look very nice 
with pointed Hebrew and don't support accents at all, but how often do 
you receive pointed or accented Hebrew by e-mail?

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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