Greek characters (fwd)

Dr Alan Mills (
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 16:27:00 +0100 (BST)

Hi all,

. . . those on this list who write web pages about alpha-helices and
beta-sheets might wish to know about this small advance, forwarded from
the Chemweb list. Also bear in mind that there's many "legacy" browsers
out there that won't support this.


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 14:43:58 +0100
From: Mark Winter <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: Greek characters

Somehow this didn't get posted when I first wrote it and as I think it
important, I'm sending it again

Tip of the day
Colleagues might like to know that NetScape version 3b5 and InterNet
Explorer 2.0.1 (Mac versions, I don't know about other hardware) both
support the display of Greek characters. Good news!

<P>This is some <FONT FACE="symbol">greek</FONT> text</P>

Where I've written "symbol" you can write a comma delimited list of fonts
and if one of them is available, presumably the first, then it gets used by
the browser.

Could someone please tell me what the font names are on non-Mac platforms
that are equivalent to the Mac symbol font (which contains Greek letters)?

(Extra: Explorer is now at 2.1b1 on the Mac)

Dr Mark J Winter (Deputy Head of Department, Director of Studies)
Department of Chemistry, The University, Sheffield S3 7HF, England
tel: +44 (0)114 282 4498
fax: +44 (0)114 273 8673

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