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Online biblical scholarship requires the use of fonts that can display Greek and Hebrew characters. The most convenient way to display these is through the use of unicode characters. In order to view web pages which use unicode characters, you may need to download and install the proper fonts.
For the display of Greek characters on this website I have specified the SBL Greek font. I recommend that users download and install it on their computers. It is available for download here. Another font that most people already have on their computers, the Palatino Linotype font, will also display the Greek characters properly, and so I have specified it as an alternate font in my page coding. If your system lacks this font, you should download and install the SBL Greek font.
As for the Hebrew — the fonts included in Windows will display the consonants correctly in the Internet Explorer browser, but they do not position the vowel points correctly, so I recommend that users download and install the SBL Hebrew Font. The Firefox browser does not display the Hebrew vowel points correctly even with this font. In order to see the Hebrew displayed correctly, you must have the SBL font, and use Internet Explorer.
My reference tables of Greek Unicode Characters and Hebrew Unicode Characters are available for those who wish to see how their computers are currently displaying these characters. With Palatino Linotype and SBL Hebrew installed, you should have no problem with the Greek and Hebrew characters.
For the presentation of medieval Anglo-Saxon texts I have used the Junicode font, which can be downloaded here.