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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: theotherqpc
2006-05-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: arcticturtle
2006-05-23 06:57 am (UTC)
And now he's supposed to say something along the lines of, "By God, this script is in Syriac! That can only mean that the cave beneath old Omar's cellar is, in fact, the Lost Tomb! Hurry, we need to get there before the Nazis find it!"
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-05-23 09:13 pm (UTC)
Isn't he supposed to say something about Gnosticism instead? [*ducks, and ducks hard*]
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