[sword-devel] Re: Greek accents
chrislit at crosswire.org
Fri Apr 29 00:17:31 MST 2005
You can change the default Greek font in FireFox (maybe Mozilla,
Netscape, & Safari?) using the about:config screen.
font.name.sans-serif.el is the attribute you would need to change.
Changing it to Code2000 improved rendering of the decomposed version
considerably, but there remain some errors.
Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Awesome! Thanks for all this info! We've been throwing around ideas on
> our developers' forum. I'll forward your findings. Missed the
> screenshot, though. Looking forward to spending some time together soon!
> Christian Computer Art wrote:
>> I've had a play with the Greek fonts. The problem is, as I suggested,
>> that the unicode fonts given free with Windows are not good enough.
>> The best one is Arial, which your style sheet encourages Windows to
>> use. But even Arial is no good at the more complex combinations of
>> breathings and accents, which are quite common in accented NTs. Modern
>> Greek doesn't bother with them, so Arial doesn't bother.
>> You need to persuade people to get a 'scholarly' unicode font. I
>> recommend the free Cardo font, which has very good Hebrew as well as
>> superlative Greek and all the rare medieval symbols found in
>> theological texts. The font style of the Latin part is very similar to
>> Times, and the Greek is a good compromise between being simple enough
>> to look good on the screen and fancy enough to look good on paper.
>> The only free font which is better is TITUS, which has Syriac as well
>> as Hebrew and Greek. But each user has to sign a personal declaration,
>> so you can't just put the font on your web page, ready for download.
>> The Cardo font is available from David Perry's site, but I would
>> recommend that they download it as part of the Tyndale Unicode Font
>> Kit, which includes keyboards and an installation program - see
>> That will give them an easy way to write Hebrew & Greek, as well as
>> read your web pages.
>> Change the style sheet to read: font-family: Cardo,"Trebuchet MS",
>> verdana, lucida, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
>> You also need to tell them to make the Browser use Cardo. For IE6:
>> Click on "Tools", "Internet Options", "Fonts"
>> For the Language Script "Latin based" set the "Web page font" to "Cardo"
>> I attach a screenshot. I made it by copying the source of a page and
>> inserting the font-family line. It also works wonders for your Hebrew,
>> which looks OK but ugly with Windows fonts.
>> | /// David Instone-Brewer | dib
>> Christian Computer Art | ^ Email:
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