Multiple languages within a post

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  • #265846

    aaronwade
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    Hello,

    I’ve searched for an answer for this for quite some time, so please forgive me if this has already been answered; I cannot find it.

    My blog (in English) will deal with specific words of a different language (biblical Greek), which I would like to display in a Greek font. There are several free Greek fonts out there that would suffice, but these fonts I suppose are not generally recognized by most systems. The best I can come up with is to use ‘insert special character’ for each Greek letter I need, but this is obviously time-consuming and inefficient. I’ve tried getting into the HTML with the <span style> stuff, but I can’t seem to get it to work for me at all. I switch back to the preview tab, see that the text is unchanged, the switch back to the HTML tab, and it has removed the font-family and color attributes of the tag. I’m a total noob at this, but I’d love some help if someone has dealt with this before. Thanks!

    #266056

    zabez
    Member

    Is this readable (random characters; I don’t actually know Greek)?

    ασδφξκλΑΣΔΦΞΚΛ

    That was just changing the input language (in the control panel/international or language settings) to Greek and randomly hitting keys. I think Greek is one of the languages that most modern operating systems/browsers/fonts will support without any extra effort.

    I do this occasionally with Japanese, either by switching languages or copy/paste, and it seems fine on any computer I’ve used; Japanese text does require extra support (on XP at least), but I’ve assumed anyone who’s interested will either have Japanese language support or be used to looking at gibberish.

    #266057

    aaronwade
    Member

    Sweet…yeah that’s great. I never thought of that. It doesn’t give me diacritical marks (accents, etc) but it’s a great start. Thanks a bunch zabez!

    #266060

    zabez
    Member

    There ought to be a way to get diacriticals, at worst by looking through the character map or palette of your operating system and inserting from there; OSX seems to show more than Windows XP, though.

    In XP, easily findable (character map is accessories/system tools; clicking “advanced” gives options to sort by language):

    ΈΉΊΌΆΎΏΐΪΫάέήίΰϊϋόύώ

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