[sword-devel] Unicode fonts on Win95/98/98SE/Me

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 13:15:46 -0700

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It's becoming quite clear from the support list that Unicode font support for most users of Win95/98/98SE/Me is not as terrific as we had hoped.

I don't have any of these installed (and don't particularly want to install any of them) so could someone please explain to me how to go from being unable to view Greek text because of no font support to being able to view it?  We never explicitly identify a Greek font because Windows should be able to find a working Greek font if you've installed on as part of its language packs--but HOW do you install language packs on Win95/etc.?  Win2000/XP don't even need a language pack for Greek since it is part of the base fonts.

It's also becoming more clear that we need to handle some method of specifying fonts on an encoding by encoding basis (as well as possibly on a per-module basis as we have now).  If we can get transitioned to using IE for HTML rendering, I guess this will be a moot point since that handles this for us.