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VMs: Re: Embeddable VMS fonts testing

I do not see the Voynich text under Netscape Communicator 4.72 (IP
Provider recommended). This may no longer be a problem after today,
since I will be unplugging my PC from the the Internet. The next time I
come up I will be in Tucson, Arizona; hopefully, within the next week or
two. I guess that at this point my e-Mail address can be removed from
the mailing list until I come up again with a new address. Signing off
for now.

Dana Scott

GC wrote:

> Hey all,
> Couldn't sleep, so I got up to try again, and finally got a test
> page working at http://www.baconbooks.net/Voynich/meva.htm.  If
> anyone gets a chance, please test this page and see if you see a
> few Voynich characters.
> This is far from complete at this point, but the technology tests
> out sound so far, and will hopefully go a long way in allowing a
> few of us in the lunatic fringe to explain exactly what we're
> seeing in this script.
> I'd like to see a version of the EVA Hand 1 font made available
> that has the embedding flag set, and with some of the tools on
> Microsoft's Web Typography page,
> (http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/default.htm) even much
> older Fonts can be updated and corrected, with web links and other
> creation information not available in all versions of
> Fontographer, Fontmonger, etc.
> The advantages of embedded fonts are that firstly you won't have
> to create complicated graphics in order to express yourself.
> Between embeddable EVA and a couple of other interpretations, we
> should have most of the character possibilities covered, and only
> the characters you use on that page are embedded, saving web space
> and download times.  Everyone who sees your page should see it
> exactly as you've designed it to appear, so there won't be any
> misinterpretations.  And of course, most people won't download a
> font just to view your page, so this guarantees that your meaning
> will get across even to those who won't take the time to download
> a special font.
> If you're using a browser that does not support embedded fonts,
> please let me know that too, so I can keep a record of what
> problems may be encountered in using this technology, as Microsoft
> is very good at blowing their horn, and very poor in the support
> department.
> Thanks in advance.
> GC