Technical information: character set & fonts
We make use of Unicode for the display of non-roman alphabets and characters appearing in EE. If your browser is unable to display Unicode, these characters will appear as empty boxes. You may need to download a compatible Unicode font to see all these characters.
Test your browser's display
To test whether or not your browser will display the range of Unicode you might find in EE, see these examples of unusual Unicode characters.
Unicode utf-8 character set
The texts that appear in EE make demands on the display systems of current operating systems and browsers. We have single characters, passages of text and even entire documents written in non-roman scripts, including instances of:
- ancient Syriac
We also have instances of the following kinds of symbols:
In keeping with EE's principle of pushing towards a fully accessible digital model, we have encoded these instances using utf-8 Unicode, which is able to represent around 100,000 characters.
This means we can have a document that has characters from many different languages, easily mixing Greek, Russian and French in one file. Furthermore, if you have the ability to key characters from these different scripts, it is possible to search for a word like "λογος" (logos) using the correct Greek characters.
Download a Unicode font
If your computer does not display our Unicode characters properly, try installing a more complete Unicode font on your system. You might try the following OpenType scalable font, designed and implemented by James Kaas:
- Code2000 — a first-plane, pan-Unicode multilingual font.
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