From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 13:17:39 CDT
On 03/05/2004 15:33, Simon Montagu wrote:
> Peter Kirk wrote:
>> On 02/05/2004 05:27, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> Quoting from the "jewfaq" page,
>>> "The example of pointed text above uses Snuit's Web Hebrew AD font.
>>> These Hebrew fonts map to ASCII 224-250, high ASCII characters which
>>> are not normally available on the keyboard, but this is the mapping
>>> that most Hebrew websites use. I'm not sure how you use those
>>> characters on a Mac. In Windows, you can go to ..."
>> Is this the same as ISO 8859-8 visual encoding?
> Codepoint for codepoint, yes, but IIRC the "Web Hebrew" fonts only
> worked on sites that were declared (or assumed by default) to be in
> ISO-8859-1 encoding.
But presumably if the same sites were declared as ISO-8859-8 visual they
would be readable with standard Unicode Hebrew fonts, in browsers which
perform the correct mappings? Well, now if I find an unreadable page
which is supposed to be Hebrew, I know which encoding to select manually.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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