Why fonts matter ...

Why fonts matter ...

Postby Jonathan Robie » March 28th, 2012, 1:54 pm

Courtesy of Hugh Donohoe:

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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Why fonts matter ...

Postby SusanJeffers » March 29th, 2012, 8:24 am

μη γενοιτο!
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Re: Why fonts matter ...

Postby Jason Hare » March 29th, 2012, 2:04 pm

Poor ignorant soul. :(
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Re: Why fonts matter ...

Postby RandallButh » March 30th, 2012, 3:41 am

Psalm 23:4.

Nice choice of a text. Why translation?
I hope the font/machine mixup wasn't permanent. You would think that they could have printed a test page first.

And yes, Jonathan, that is a very graphic reason why students and machines should only use Unicode. They might as well learn the Greek national keyboard while they're at it.
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Re: Why fonts matter ...

Postby SusanJeffers » March 30th, 2012, 5:17 am

I've received quite a few emails over the years asking me to help someone with their chosen Bible verse for a tattoo, in Greek or Hebrew. I always send pdf (with embedded fonts) or jpg, ink-ready so to speak.

Sometimes I do a little pastoral counseling about choice of text and literary context on the body part, but usually I just send the person what they ask.

:-)
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Re: Why fonts matter ...

Postby Jonathan Robie » March 30th, 2012, 8:53 am

For what it's worth, this has now been viewed 3811 times, extremely popular by B-Greek standards. And it resulted in a new record of simultaneous online users:

Most users ever online was 81 on March 28th, 2012, 5:56 pm
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Why fonts matter ...

Postby dwightnpeterson » March 30th, 2012, 12:43 pm

Let's hope that this picture has been photoshopped. I honestly don't think I'd wish this disastrous tattoo on my worst enemy.
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