Image is part of the recto of P21. The font (Sylvanus)
for the title "New Testament" replicates an uncial Greek manuscript (including
the lunate sigma).
Site contents Copyright © 1998-2011f Rodney J. Decker.
[Note: the first two screen shots below come from the previous design of my web site but the content and layout is largely the same.]
Here are step-by-step instructions for installing the Galilee font:
1. You must begin by downloading the Galilee font from the Galilee page:
2. Click the "Download" link (shown here just under the sample alphabet); this will scroll further down the same page to the location of the link where you will actually download the font file:
3. Click the link: "Windows/Mac OS X v. 1.0."
[That's a normal, left mouse button click.] This
should give you a file save dialog box:
[Note: If you do not get this Download dialog, but instead see a window showing a sample of the font itself, then your system is probably not configured correctly to handle downloads. The workaround is as follows: in #3 above, use a right click on the same link and select "Save Target As..." from the pop menu. You should then be back "on track" for the rest of the instructions.]
4. And after clicking "Save" you should see:
5. Navigate to the folder where you want to store a copy of the font. Be sure to remember which folder you select. Do not change the name of the file. Just click the "Save" button.
6. Once you save this file, then you need to go to the font control panel (Start > Control Panel > Fonts). Depending on how your computer is configured, you may not get the popup list of Control Panels as shown here (only ME/2K/XP, and then only if this option is turned on). If not, selecting the Control Panel will open a separate window with icons for each of the panels.
The Font Control Panel:
7. Select "Install New Font..." from the File menu:
8. If the file path defaults to the Windows directory (it normally does), you'll have to navigate to the folder where you saved the Galilee file:
9. Highlight the name of the Galilee font in the top window, then click 'OK."
The font is now installed and should be visible on
the font menu of any program that has one.
The specifics may be different (esp. the file path where you save the font file), and Win 95/98/ME/2K/XP will all have a slightly different "look," but the same functionality is there. (Most screen shots shown here are from WinXP Pro; the Start menu graphic is from XP Home.)
These pages use Unicode UTF-8 encoding; most Greek text is now in Unicode format, though some remnants of the older, non-standard Galilee encoding remain. You should not have difficulties viewing this material if you have a relatively current web browser and a font that contains polytonic Greek. Certain disclaimers apply. Please note that I am unable to serve as a Q & A resource. As my schedule permits, I will attempt to answer questions related specifically to my own writings posted on this site, but I cannot answer general Bible or Greek questions from anyone who is curious. Sorry!
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