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How to do greek letters

Posted on 1997-06-02
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I've always been under the impression that one can do greek letters simply by using &#ascii;, for example alpha would be à but apparently not.  So how can one put alpha's and beta's on an html document without resorting to making a tiny little .gif of them?
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by:lisa060197
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I don't know all the ascii codes but according to my reference, &#224 is an "a grave", like the french "a" with an accent on it.

They don't list an alpha but beta is supposed to be &#223, and mu is &#181.
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cgreenup earned 50 total points
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The numeric entities you describe above don't represent Greek letters, only similar looking characters.  For example, the ß is actually a German character, I believe.  Plus, even if you find a numeric entity close enough to the character you're looking for, some browsers might not support that particular entity like they should.

If you don't want to use the gifs, the only other way I know of to represent the Greek alphabet is with a Greek font.  You will need to use <FONT FACE="font"> to specify the font you want to use.  Unfortunately, however, you will need to provide the Greek font itself to the viewer, because they will need it on their machine.  In addition, only browsers which support FACE will be able to view your page properly.  Check out www.entmp.org/HGrk/.  There should be some info (maybe even a font) there of interest to you.

Keep me posted.

chris@gibson.gibson.com
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