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A linguistic mystery [May. 22nd, 2006|10:32 pm]
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Some time ago, something happened to my browser at work, and now, whenever it encounters greek letters, instead of displaying them normally (that is, as greek letters), it displays them in some weird mystery alphabet. I went trolling through various webpages trying to identify it, but to no avail.

So I'm wondering: does anyone know what lanaguage this is? And for special bonus points, can you tell my why my browser (Firefox, running on linux) has decided that it likes this alphabet better than the normal Greek one, and how I might persuade it to change its mind back?

And if nobody can identify it, well, here, at least I can give you some entertainment: look at this wacky alphabet!

strange alphabet

[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-05-22 06:13 pm (UTC)
Clearly, you need to get a Mac.
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[User Picture]From: madbodger
2006-05-23 02:40 pm (UTC)
I have a Mac, and was paging through the various character tables, but my Mac
doesn't seem to have a Syriac font! Not even Arial Unicode or Cyberbit has these
characters. And I install every language variant the installer offers.
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