Re: Unicode on a website

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Sun Sep 24 2000 - 23:06:58 EDT

From: "Elaine Keown" <>

> I'm interested in using the more recent Unicode Hebrew versions on Web
sites. These versions have about 30 more symbols for Hebrew Bible text than
the original Unicode from the early 90s.
> But the UTF-8 versions I found on the Web only seem to have the early 90s
version of Hebrew, and it doesn't have these 30 extra symbols.
> How does this work? Is there some automatic procedure that will happen
soon, where a new UTF-8 will come out that has all the Hebrew symbols from
Unicode 2.0 and 3.0? Does the increase in size of the Hebrew character set
interact with UTF-8 in some negative way?

Hi Elaine,

This is not a UTF-8 issue at all; it is an issue with font support. As soon
as a font supports the code points, you will see it display things

If you consider the number of code points needed for some scripts, the ones
required for scripts such as Hebrew is really no big deal. :-)


Michael Kaplan
Trigeminal Software, Inc.

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