Unicode Polytonic Greek for the World Wide Web
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Unicode Polytonic Greek
for the World Wide Web

Version 0.9.7


Unicode-Capable Browsers

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Related Browsers


Internet Explorer is a web browser integrated into all newer Microsoft operating systems (at least since Windows 98). The most current version, Internet Explorer 6, is integrated into Windows XP and can be downloaded for use on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4, and Windows 2000. For Windows 95, I would suggest using Internet Explorer 5.5.

Internet Explorer for Windows versions 4, 5, and 6 (including 4.x and 5.x) all provide support for Unicode polytonic Greek at a relatively high level, dependant upon the fonts available to the operating system. In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, no configuration is necessary; in Windows 95, 98, and ME, some configuration may be necessary.

There is also an Internet Explorer web browser for the Macintosh operating systems. This browser shares little or no code with the browser for Windows, and should be considered a totally separate product. While versions of Internet Explorer for Macintosh after version 5.0 are in some ways superior to their Windows counterparts, they have no support for Unicode polytonic Greek (or many other Unicode-dependant applications).


Internet Explorer, like Netscape 4, has a number of features that are not part of documented standards. It is recommended that those publishing content for the web view pages at the very least in both Internet Explorer and Mozilla, as Mozilla's support is more representative of documented standards, while Internet Explorer has far and away the largest share of users on the web. Those working with polytonic Greek on the Macintosh can pretty much assume that pages that look good in OmniWeb well look reasonably good in IE for Windows.

Configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer

Once you have Internet Explorer running, all you have to do to enable Unicode is to


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