User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 This page, the start of the Hebrew Bible, is certainly a challenge for Mozilla. I am trying to view it with the font Ezra SIL (from www.sil.org) which is designed for displaying the Hebrew Bible in Unicode. What I see is a dotted circle with every vowel and cantillation mark. The rendering system is completely failing to render the vowels and cantillation marks as combining marks. The page does display correctly in IE6, with a very recent version of Uniscribe. The site owners recognise the problem with Mozilla, see http://www.mechon-mamre.org/ (in English). The version of the text without cantillation marks but with vowels, http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/t/t0101.htm, displays better but not perfectly - it is CP1255 encoded. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Mechon Mamre seem to have changed their style sheets recently: http://www.mechon-mamre.org/c/ct/c.css now uses font-family: "Ezra SIL SR", "Ezra SIL", code2000, Cardo, "Guttman Vilna-Normal", Galaxie,"Arial Unicode MS" and I see http://www.mechon-mamre.org/c/ct/c0101.htm almost perfectly. (To display it absolutely perfectly, we would need better OpenType support, which there are other bugs about.) http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/t/t0101.htm still uses David, and still displays badly unless I override the fonts. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 60546 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Thank you, Simon. I still see many of the points displaced to the left, but that may be something to do with my rather untypical setup. I have been in e-mail conversation with the Mechon Mamre webmaster about related Hebrew rendering issues, which may have prompted the change, and there has been extensive discussion on the public Unicode list about the issues, which may be of interest to you.
Component: Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic → Layout: Text
QA Contact: zach → layout.fonts-and-text
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