These introductory pages display best in the Gentium font.
To download the free Gentium Unicode font, please follow this link.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1a. Why can't I see all the characters in the transcription?
1b. Why do some characters appear as little boxes?
1c. Why are accented characters larger than non-accented characters?

    This problem seems to be peculiar to Windows operating systems running Internet Explorer, and is because the page does not display in a Unicode font which handles the combining characters.
    To rectify it in IE7, click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options. At the bottom of the first page (the "General" tab), click on the Fonts button. This should bring up a dialogue box with "webpage font" on the left and "plain text font" on the right. In the Webpage font box, scroll down and select a Unicode font (e.g. Arial Unicode, Gentium, Lucida Sans Unicode, Palatino Linotype). Click OK twice and re-load the page. The new font should ensure that all characters appear correctly.

2. Why are some characters larger than others?

    This is due to a problem in the inconsistent rendering of Greek font in different browsers. We recommend the freely-available Firefox browser (downloadable here) for best results.

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