Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two Questions for Blogger Users

For those of you who are still with Blogger, like me, I'd appreciate it if you could give me some help with two questions I have. I haven't been able to track down the answers at the Blogger help site. So I ask you:

1. Can you post a Hebrew or Greek font on a Blogger blog?

2. Is it possible to include footnotes in a post where each footnote is a link that will take the reader to the note of that number?


Keith Brenton said...

1. Not really. There's a Symbol font (for Mac and Windows) by Monotype that contains all the Greek letters, but it doesn't work well on standards-compliant browsers. You can specify that font in your HTML, but people with Firefox and Mozilla browsers will just see English alphabetic characters instead.

There are free Greek and Hebrew fonts from BibleWorks, but your users would have to download them from their site (BibleWorks) in order to see the characters, AND you would have to specify them with HTML tags each time you used them AND you would have to publish their legal notice somewhere on your blog, Blogger or not.

2. Footnotes would also be done as HTML tags, using the anchor property. They would look like this as you type them in:

See footnote 1 below.<a href="#1"><sup>1</a>

<a name"#1"></a>1. Text of your footnote here.

And it would look like this on the page:

See footnote 1 below.1 (The "1" would be smaller and elevated, but I can't show you that in a comment; the HTML isn't accepted.)

1. Text of your footnote here.

mattdabbs said...

You should be able to use it with the Tyndale Unicode fonts. I know it works with Wordpress and I think I used it in blogger in the past. If you need help installing it just shoot me an email or comment on my blog asking for a bit of guidance. It is nice because once you get the hang of it you can do breathing marks and pointing, etc.


If my memory is right you install it through the keyboard options and then you can change between English, Hebrew, and Greek by clicking on the Windows bar at the bottom of your screen or through a keyboard shortcut which I think is Ctrl+Alt? Hope that helps.

Frank Bellizzi said...

Thank you, Keith and Matt. I appreciate the advice.

John Dobbs said...

1. Please God I hope not.

2. You have an answer already.

Frankly, I do love your blog!