Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Old documents presented well

A #German #MediaWiki wiki that specialises in old documents beats the Wikimedia Foundation to the punch  and implemented the WebFonts extension.

Santhosh helped with some of the finer details of implementing the Fraktur font, but as you can see using Webfonts for source material is quite powerful.

It also allows us to transliterate the Dead See scrolls and present the text in a Font that is similar to the written original. Once it is transcribed, it becomes easy for linguists and theologians to compare the old with the new.

Transcribing is an activity that is very much anyone can do. Being able to support a text with appropriate fonts is something where we will be able to excell.

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