[b-hebrew] qedem

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Jul 23 10:38:59 EDT 2004

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 15:17:34 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> 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)
> http://www.qaya.org/
> _______________________________________________


That's interesting, but apparently not the answer since my default font
for e-mail is Arial Unicode MS.


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