Unicode Polytonic Greek for the World Wide Web
 Browsers: Netscape 4 ▣ Home | ◈ Contents | △ Section | ◁ Previous | Next ▷

Unicode Polytonic Greek
for the World Wide Web

Version 0.9.7

D R A F T

Unicode-Capable Browsers

Netscape Navigator/Communicator (Version 4.x)

Overview

The previous released version of Netscape's web browser package was Netscape Communicator 4.7x (until November 2000); the browser itself in the package is called Netscape Navigator.

Enabling Unicode

You'll probably need to change the encoding in the View menu to Unicode UTF-8; do so if you see nothing but question marks. If you have Netscape 4.6 or higher and the Athena Unicode or Arial Unicode MS font and still can't read this page, check out the instructions on the third page of Sean Redmond's Greek Font Converter page - just choose the Beta Code to Unicode conversion, type in one word in Beta Code, and click convert: there are hints on the results page.

If you have a Unicode font, you've followed these instructions, and you are looking at this page, you should see the Greek just fine. Note that Web browsers usually can detect whether a page is encoded in Unicode by something called a META tag; if the web designer included a META tag indicating the UTF-8 encoding, from here on Netscape should automatically select Unicode when it's needed. Unfortunately, most web designers don't include the encoding META tag; for those pages (including e.g. Perseus), you may have to select View > Character Set > Unicode (UTF-8) the first time you access a Unicode page on that site (from then on it should be ok for that session at least).

Screenshots (Netscape 4.72)


 Unicode Polytonic Greek for the World Wide Web Version 0.9.7
 Copyright © 1998-2002 Patrick Rourke. All rights reserved.
D R A F T - Under Development
 Please do not treat this as a published work until it is finished!
▣ Home | ◈ Contents | △ Section | ◁ Previous | ◁ Next