This is a page to test whether your
World Wide Web Browser
is set to view Ivrit/Hebrew.
- Ivrit test
- Linking to this web page
Text on web pages are dominated by the Latin alphabet since English is the
major language of the Internet.
To display Ivrit/Hebrew (or any other language using a non-Latin alphabet)
is a problem to which there are two solutions
- display them as images (gifs, jpegs) rather than text. This has the
advantage of not needing any special software. However images take longer to
download than text and whilst a few words or phrases can come down relatively
quickly, it is not practical to do this for a whole page. In addition those many
people who turn off automatic loading of images, so that pages display quicker,
would not see the Ivrit.
- hence the second solution (developed in Israel where many web pages are
either solely in Ivrit or bi-lingual) providing special fonts (similar to but
not the same as those used for word processing packages) which can be
downloaded, installed on to your machine and with minor modifications your web
browser can be changed to read the Ivrit where it comes up whilst still showing
the English characters.
Brijnet has started to use some Ivrit on web pages and have compiled a
downloadable program, incoroporating a number of fonts and a readme file with
(hopefully) easy instructions on how to install it.
At the moment this is the PC version which is suitable for Netscape or
Microsoft Internet Explorer running under either Windows 3.x or 95.
With the Ivrit fonts installed the following lines should
ú ù ø ÷ õ
ö ó ô ò ñ ï ð í î ì
ê ë é è ç æ å ä ã â
If however all you can see are a set of strange characters
you can't read Hebrew !! sorry can't
help you there :(
your browser has not been correctly set-up
this we can help you :)
click here to see how.
If you wish to add a link from your web page to here feel free to add the
following HTML anchor, which will also display a suitable logo:
<H3>To read Ivrit (Hebrew) text on your web browser click <A HREF="http://www.brijnet.org/ivrit/"><IMG
HEIGHT=40 WIDTH=40></A> here to download free fonts together with an
easy installation explanation<BR><BR><FONT SIZE="3"><I>Provided
by Brijnet - British Jewish Network</I></FONT></H3>
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Iyar 5757/May 1997