Please tell me what you see on this page

This is a test of bringing up a web-page with strange characters, in particular the 5 extra characters of the Sakha (Yakutia) language.

This page uses the Unicode character set (16 bits, 2 bytes). In principle this enables the page to show all the character sets of all the written languages of the world on the same page.

To come up correctly your browser has to do (or be persuaded to do) two things:

  1. Load the source file using the Unicode character set.
  2. Use a font that includes visible representations of all the printable Unicode characters.

    I believe that such fonts include Arial Unicode MS, Tahoma, Lucida Sans Unicode, and Microsoft Sans Serif.

Of course these may or may not work on your browser. (Why are we not surprised?)

You may have to try:

  1. Set your browser to an encoding preference called 'Unicode'.
  2. Set your browser to use one of the above fonts as a default.

    On Internet Explorer this would be:

    Tools > Internet Options > General > Fonts

    and set Web Page Font to one of the above.

Now for the test.

The following are the Latin characters in upper and lower case:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

The following are the Greek characters in upper and lower case:
Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω
α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω

The following are the Cyrillic characters in upper and lower case:
А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я

The following are Chinese characters (I don't know which):
汑 汒 汓 汔

And here are the extra Sakha (Yakutia) characters, in upper and lower case:
Ө Ҕ Һ Ү Ҥ
ө ҕ һ ү ҥ

The image below with the blue background shows you what you should see:

Image of the Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Chinese, and Sakha (Yakutia) characters

Please tell me what you do see on this page.

Thanks!
Nicholas Zvegintzov
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Staten Island NY 10301 USA
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January 25, 2004