Greek fonts display
This new web site allows me to type Classical Greek in Unicode. There are two points to consider:
– In which font I type it.
– In which font you see it.
As you know, no matter what Unicode font I may use when typing, your computer will display the texts in the font that your browser has as default. As a general rule, all browsers (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.) recognise Unicode fonts, but you will visualize the Greek texts in the pre-chosen font that your browser has in its parameters.
The main problem that you may experience is that you see most of the Greek letters in one font and compound characters (letters with accents and/or breathings) in another font. This happens because sometimes the pre-chosen font for Greek in your browser recognises Greek, but only the standard Modern Greek alphabet, not polytonic Greek (breathings, iota subscript, etc.), and when it finds a compound character it automatically looks for another font (a polytonic one) that recognises it. This may produce a strange combination of two fonts within the same word.
Even if you visualize the Greek texts correctly you may find that, if you copy and paste it into a text application (Word or whichever), normal characters are displayed in a font but some compound characters (vowels with breathings, with iota subscript, etc.) are displayed in another font. This has to do with the pre-set parameters of your application with respect to the Unicode fonts (something similar to what has been explained above with respect to the system looking for a font that recognises that combination).
We will try to solve this matter by means of a CCS (Cascade Style Sheet) that I can insert in the HTML of the web site, something in my site that will try to "order" your browser to display the whole web site in a concrete font (that obviously would be a font for polytonic Greek).