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 Support in Other Browsers


AOL 4.0 and 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 integrate versions of Internet Explorer that do support Unicode; the example texts were viewable in AOL 5.0 (last version tested). AOL 8.0 reportedly may use Gecko, the rendering engine in Mozilla.

Enigma and Other "Browsers" Using Internet Explorer as a Rendering Engine

Enigma seems to be a web-browser incorporating the Windows web rendering component that's used in Internet Explorer, so for all practical purposes, it should be treated as Internet Explorer. NeoPlanet is really nothing more than a front end for Internet Explorer.

Galeon and Other Browsers Using Mozilla Gecko as a Rendering Engine

Galeon, K-Meleon, and Chimera are browsers using the Gecko rendering engine from Mozilla; their Unicode support should be the same as Mozilla's.

NetPositive (BeOS)

Charon (BeOS)

Finally, I imagine that Charon, the web browser component of Plan 9, supports Unicode; but I haven't actually met anyone who has used Plan 9.

Widely-Used Browsers without Support for Unicode

Here's a screenshot in a non-Unicode browser: Sun's HotJava (which shares most of its code with Netscape 3.0, but works using a Java Virtual Machine) in Windows 98: GIF.


iCab is a browser written for the Apple Macintosh operating systems.


The popular text browser, Lynx, supposedly supports Unicode, but I haven't been able to get it to work yet.


Mosaic (which is obsolete) provides no support for Unicode.



Netscape 3

Netscape 3 (which is obsolete) has no support for Unicode. Most computers capable of running Netscape 3 are also capable of running Netscape 4, which supports Unicode in Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, and XP.

Computers with more than 128MB of memory and a processor speed of 233 MHz and faster can run Netscape 6 or Mozilla; on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, and XP and in Linux distributions with XFree86 4.0, Netscape 6 and Mozilla provide the necessary Unicode support for polytonic Greek.

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