Unicode Polytonic Greek for the Web
 Appendix: Tests for Non-Unicode Fonts

Unicode Polytonic Greek for the Web

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Appendix: Tests for Non-Unicode Greek Fonts

How this Page Works

I have assigned CSS class identifiers to the test texts below. In the style sheet, I have provided a font list of two fonts for each class: the target font (the font being tested) and the serif generic font family. Note that because these fonts substitute Greek letters for the Latin letters of a normal ASCII/ANSI or ISO 8859-1 font, I cannot replicate the functionality of the Unicode font test page; instead, if the test sentence above the passage from Odyssey Α is in readable Latin type, that indicates that you do not have the font installed correctly. If the test sentence is in Greek, the Homer below it should be readable.

If your web browser does not understand Cascading Style Sheets, this page will not work! The test paragraph should be black with a white background. If it is not, your browser does not understand cascading style sheets. Note that this page does NOT require Unicode to work (but most browsers that support CSS also give some support for Unicode).

Test Paragraph (should be unreadable)

If this text is black on a white background, this test page will NOT work for your web browser. If it is white on a black background, this page WILL work for your web browser.

Non-Unicode Fonts

The fonts listed below are ISO 8859-1 fonts, not Unicode (or ISO 8859-7) fonts.


Athenian

If you can read this sentence in English, you do NOT have the Athenian font installed.

ndra moi nnepe, mosa, poltropon, w mla poll
plgxyh, pe Trohw ern ptoleyron persen:
polln d' nyrpvn den stea ka non gnv,
poll d' g' n pnt pyen lgea n kat yumn,
rnmenow n te cuxn ka nston tarvn.
ll' od' w trouw rrsato, ߡmenw per:
atn gr sfetrsin tasyalsin lonto,
npioi, o kat bow Uperonow Heloio
syion: atr tosin feleto nstimon mar.
tn myen ge, ye, ygater Diw, ep ka mn.


SGreek

If you can read this sentence in English, you do NOT have the SGreek font installed.

a)/ndra moi e)/nnepe, mou=sa, polu/tropon, o(\j ma/la polla\
pla/gxqh, e)pei\ Troi/hj i(ero\n ptoli/eqron e)/persen:
pollw=n d' a)nqrw/pwn i)/den a)/stea kai\ no/on e)/gnw,
polla\ d' o(/ g' e)n po/ntw? pa/qen a)/lgea o(\n kata\ qumo/n,
a)rnu/menoj h(/n te yuxh\n kai\ no/ston e(tai/rwn.
a)ll' ou)d' w(\j e(ta/rouj e)rru/sato, i(e/meno/j per:
au)tw=n ga\r sfete/rh?sin a)tasqali/h?sin o)/lonto,
nh/pioi, oi(\ kata\ bou=j (Uperi/onoj )Heli/oio
h)/sqion: au)ta\r o( toi=sin a)fei/leto no/stimon h)=mar.
tw=n a(mo/qen ge, qea/, qu/gater Dio/j, ei)pe\ kai\ h(mi=n.

SGreek Fixed

If you can read this sentence in English, you do NOT have the SGreek Fixed font installed.

a)/ndra moi e)/nnepe, mou=sa, polu/tropon, o(\j ma/la polla\
pla/gxqh, e)pei\ Troi/hj i(ero\n ptoli/eqron e)/persen:
pollw=n d' a)nqrw/pwn i)/den a)/stea kai\ no/on e)/gnw,
polla\ d' o(/ g' e)n po/ntw? pa/qen a)/lgea o(\n kata\ qumo/n,
a)rnu/menoj h(/n te yuxh\n kai\ no/ston e(tai/rwn.
a)ll' ou)d' w(\j e(ta/rouj e)rru/sato, i(e/meno/j per:
au)tw=n ga\r sfete/rh?sin a)tasqali/h?sin o)/lonto,
nh/pioi, oi(\ kata\ bou=j (Uperi/onoj )Heli/oio
h)/sqion: au)ta\r o( toi=sin a)fei/leto no/stimon h)=mar.
tw=n a(mo/qen ge, qea/, qu/gater Dio/j, ei)pe\ kai\ h(mi=n.


Beta Code

Beta Code does not require a Greek font, but it also does not provide Greek character glyphs.

A)/NDRA MOI E)/NNEPE, MOU=SA, POLU/TROPON, O(\S MA/LA POLLA\
PLA/GXQH, E)PEI\ *TROI/HS I(ERO\N PTOLI/EQRON E)/PERSEN:
POLLW=N D' A)NQRW/PWN I)/DEN A)/STEA KAI\ NO/ON E)/GNW,
POLLA\ D' O(/ G' E)N PO/NTW| PA/QEN A)/LGEA O(\N KATA\ QUMO/N,
A)RNU/MENOS H(/N TE YUXH\N KAI\ NO/STON E(TAI/RWN.
A)LL' OU)D' W(\S E(TA/ROUS E)RRU/SATO, I(E/MENO/S PER:
AU)TW=N GA\R SFETE/RH|SIN A)TASQALI/H|SIN O)/LONTO,
NH/PIOI, OI(\ KATA\ BOU=S *(UPERI/ONOS *)HELI/OIO<
H)/SQION: AU)TA\R O( TOI=SIN A)FEI/LETO NO/STIMON H)=MAR.
TW=N A(MO/QEN GE, QEA/, QU/GATER *DIO/S, EI)PE\ KAI\ H(MI=N.


Betaread

If you can read this sentence in English, you do NOT have the Betaread font installed.

Betaread is a free font written by Antioch author Ralph Hancock; it was primarily intended as a font to enable the easy reading of Beta code in emails, but it also provides glyphs for the SGreek lower case mapping. Note, however, that capital letters are displayed as lower-case Greek letters to conform precisely to the Beta code standard.

Betaread on an SGreek text.

a)/ndra moi e)/nnepe, mou=sa, polu/tropon, o(\j ma/la polla\
pla/gxqh, e)pei\ Troi/hj i(ero\n ptoli/eqron e)/persen:
pollw=n d' a)nqrw/pwn i)/den a)/stea kai\ no/on e)/gnw,
polla\ d' o(/ g' e)n po/ntw? pa/qen a)/lgea o(\n kata\ qumo/n,
a)rnu/menoj h(/n te yuxh\n kai\ no/ston e(tai/rwn.
a)ll' ou)d' w(\j e(ta/rouj e)rru/sato, i(e/meno/j per:
au)tw=n ga\r sfete/rh?sin a)tasqali/h?sin o)/lonto,
nh/pioi, oi(\ kata\ bou=j (Uperi/onoj )Heli/oio
h)/sqion: au)ta\r o( toi=sin a)fei/leto no/stimon h)=mar.
tw=n a(mo/qen ge, qea/, qu/gater Dio/j, ei)pe\ kai\ h(mi=n.

Betaread on a Beta code text.

A)/NDRA MOI E)/NNEPE, MOU=SA, POLU/TROPON, O(\S MA/LA POLLA\
PLA/GXQH, E)PEI\ *TROI/HS I(ERO\N PTOLI/EQRON E)/PERSEN:
POLLW=N D' A)NQRW/PWN I)/DEN A)/STEA KAI\ NO/ON E)/GNW,
POLLA\ D' O(/ G' E)N PO/NTW| PA/QEN A)/LGEA O(\N KATA\ QUMO/N,
A)RNU/MENOS H(/N TE YUXH\N KAI\ NO/STON E(TAI/RWN.
A)LL' OU)D' W(\S E(TA/ROUS E)RRU/SATO, I(E/MENO/S PER:
AU)TW=N GA\R SFETE/RH|SIN A)TASQALI/H|SIN O)/LONTO,
NH/PIOI, OI(\ KATA\ BOU=S *(UPERI/ONOS *)HELI/OIO<
H)/SQION: AU)TA\R O( TOI=SIN A)FEI/LETO NO/STIMON H)=MAR.
TW=N A(MO/QEN GE, QEA/, QU/GATER *DIO/S, EI)PE\ KAI\ H(MI=N.


Symbol

Note that the Symbol font does not have any accents, monotonic or polytonic.

If you can read this sentence in English, you do NOT have the Symbol font installed.

andra moi ennepe, mousa, polutropon, oj mala polla
plagxqh, epei Troihj ieron ptolieqron epersen:
pollwn d' anqrwpwn iden astea kai noon egnw,
polla d' o g' en pontw paqen algea on kata qumon,
arnumenoj hn te yuxhn kai noston etairwn.
all' oud' wj etarouj errusato, iemenoj per:
autwn gar sfeterhsin atasqalihsin olonto,
nhpioi, oi kata bouj Uperionoj Helioio
hsqion: autar o toisin afeileto nostimon hmar.
twn amoqen ge, qea, qugater Dioj, eipe kai hmin.

To show the distinction between the Beta code/SGreek mappings on the one hand and the Symbol font mappings on the other, here is a text with a font set the way you should never set it: with the Symbol font set on first a Beta code and then an SGreek text.

Symbol Font on a Beta code text (strongly discouraged).

A)/NDRA MOI E)/NNEPE, MOU=SA, POLU/TROPON, O(\S MA/LA POLLA\
PLA/GXQH, E)PEI\ *TROI/HS I(ERO\N PTOLI/EQRON E)/PERSEN:
POLLW=N D' A)NQRW/PWN I)/DEN A)/STEA KAI\ NO/ON E)/GNW,
POLLA\ D' O(/ G' E)N PO/NTW| PA/QEN A)/LGEA O(\N KATA\ QUMO/N,
A)RNU/MENOS H(/N TE YUXH\N KAI\ NO/STON E(TAI/RWN.
A)LL' OU)D' W(\S E(TA/ROUS E)RRU/SATO, I(E/MENO/S PER:
AU)TW=N GA\R SFETE/RH|SIN A)TASQALI/H|SIN O)/LONTO,
NH/PIOI, OI(\ KATA\ BOU=S *(UPERI/ONOS *)HELI/OIO<
H)/SQION: AU)TA\R O( TOI=SIN A)FEI/LETO NO/STIMON H)=MAR.
TW=N A(MO/QEN GE, QEA/, QU/GATER *DIO/S, EI)PE\ KAI\ H(MI=N.

Symbol font on an SGreek text.

a)/ndra moi e)/nnepe, mou=sa, polu/tropon, o(\j ma/la polla\
pla/gxqh, e)pei\ Troi/hj i(ero\n ptoli/eqron e)/persen:
pollw=n d' a)nqrw/pwn i)/den a)/stea kai\ no/on e)/gnw,
polla\ d' o(/ g' e)n po/ntw? pa/qen a)/lgea o(\n kata\ qumo/n,
a)rnu/menoj h(/n te yuxh\n kai\ no/ston e(tai/rwn.
a)ll' ou)d' w(\j e(ta/rouj e)rru/sato, i(e/meno/j per:
au)tw=n ga\r sfete/rh?sin a)tasqali/h?sin o)/lonto,
nh/pioi, oi(\ kata\ bou=j (Uperi/onoj )Heli/oio
h)/sqion: au)ta\r o( toi=sin a)fei/leto no/stimon h)=mar.
tw=n a(mo/qen ge, qea/, qu/gater Dio/j, ei)pe\ kai\ h(mi=n.

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