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Postby Big John » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:21 pm

... but now I am not so sure :cry:. I do not have my own computer
so I am wondering if I can download the Greek font we are supposed to use at places like a library or at work and then simply delete it when I am finished. When and if I download the font or whatever the proper term is, will it look like Greek or will it look like the notation one sees in this forum?
Thank you for considering my rookie question.
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Postby benissimus » Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:03 pm

You can delete fonts. For a PC, fonts are usually kept in the folder C:\WINDOWS\fonts, and from there you just locate the font by name (spionic) and delete it if you wish. This is also the folder to which you should save fonts that you wish to use. After downloading the font, you will see actual Greek letters when people utilize the proper font tags in the forum:
[face=SPIonic]text[/face].
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Postby klewlis » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:10 am

since it's just a font, I wouldn't even worry about deleting it when you're finished. they hardly take up any space and chances are no one will even notice it's there.

i recommend sticking the font file on a disk so you can take it to any computer you like, without having to download it all the time.
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Postby Bert » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:11 am

It seems like a lot of trouble to download and delete a font everytime you want to use it.
Why don't you ask the librarian or someone at work for permission to install the font on that computer and leave it there.
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Postby Titus Marius Crispus » Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:29 am

Not sure if this is what is causing the confusion, but installing the Greek font will NOT make everything on the computer appear in Greek. You probably knew that, but I couldn't really think of any other reason you'd want to delte the font. (unless the librarians are really strict).
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Thanks to all ...

Postby Big John » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:57 pm

Thanks for all the extremely helpful information you folks rendered and so quickly at that. Man, I really love this place.
Thanks and Aloha!
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Postby blue » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:18 pm

just so you know...you might want to download it onto a floppy disk...library computers are usually set up to automatically refuse to open or install quiet a few files/programs/etc and delete the ones they do download (or files you save) after use.
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Postby Big John » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:50 pm

When I get my grubby little fingers on a disk, I will definitely follow your and klewlis' advice. I am lucky that the computers here at Bunker Hill Community College seem to be amendable to the downloading of a font. In any event the main computer person did not have a clue about what I was talking about when I said that I wanted to write stuff in ancient Greek on the Internet; but he likes me enough to have given me his blessing to do what I will, font-wise at least :wink:
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blue wrote:just so you know...you might want to download it onto a floppy disk...library computers are usually set up to automatically refuse to open or install quiet a few files/programs/etc and delete the ones they do download (or files you save) after use.
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