collapse
2017 Donation Drive -- Please Help Keep TC Online

It's time for our annual Server Donation Drive! We need to raise just over $850 to keep The Cauldron's server online for another year. Please help! Either hit that Paypal button to the right and make a one-time donation in any amount or set up a monthly Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor subscription. You can find more info in this message!

Donations as of 16 October: Only $147 more (after Paypal fees) needed to reach our goal! Please donate if you can.


* "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" Problem Logging In?

If you get an "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" error when you try to log in, you need to be sure you are accessing the board with a url that starts with "https://ecauldron.com".  If it starts with https://www.ecauldron.com" (or "http://www.ecauldron.com") you will get this error because "www.ecauldron.com" is not technically the same website as "ecauldron.com". Moving to the more secure "https" means it is more picky about such things.

Author Topic: How do I view runes? (Unicode)  (Read 8549 times)

Nyktipolos

  • Grand Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1498
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Total likes: 1
    • View Profile
Re: How do I view runes? (Unicode)
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 06:47:32 pm »
Quote from: Inca;11648
I couldn't see it either, and it is not the unicode itself that seems to be the problem, but the lack of support of runes in normal fonts. I installed http://babelfonts.blogspot.com/2009/01/babelstone-moon-runes.html (installing = copying to c:\windows\fonts , doubleclicking to make sure it is loaded).

Then I set in my browser my default fonts for pages to Babelstone (which leaves your pages horribly ugly) and when I reset it back to normal (Microsoft Sans Serif in my case, chose what you want) it retained the runes.

Now only to fix the fact that I don't like that way of displaying runes, but we'll work on that :)

A bit more on this: http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/runic.html

I am running XP + Firefox.


 
Quote from: Inca;11649
Better explanation, better fonts:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/blogs/gotunicode/charts/runes.html

 
Thanks for both of these, Inca! :) I'll check them out asap.
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams
On the Rivers

placebo69a

Re: How do I view runes? (Unicode)
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2013, 03:16:21 pm »
Quote from: Nyktipolos;10085
So while I'm trying to do research on the futhorc, I'm running across a pretty big problem: I can't view the runes when it's written in unicode, rather than just an image file.

This had me annoyed too on my Windows 7 Google Chrome browser, so I followed this thread and wrote up a simple set of instructions to make your Google Chrome browser properly display Unicode Runic symbols with a decent font:

  • Install latest version of Junicode font from the source forge project site.
  • Install BabelStone Moon Runes font from their official website.
  • Restart Chrome (I know, all those precious tabs are going away for a few seconds, it's unnerving! :))
  • In Chrome click the menu button, then Settings. Scroll to the bottom and click Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down a little more and click Customize Fonts... - Set Junocode as your top 3 fonts (My default was Times New Roman but this can vary). Finally, click Done.
  • I always have to adjust my font size in Chrome in this Settings screen, because I often hook my laptop up to LCD TV sets. I find that for a 42" at 1080p rez, an easy display on the eyes is with custom size 22. The Medium setting is fine on my 14" laptop WLED monitor.

I actually created an account just to share this with anyone else who might stumble upon this thread in an effort to make it easier. I hope it helps others!
« Last Edit: July 09, 2013, 03:25:09 pm by placebo69a »
DISCLAIMER-This website and its contents do not reflect any of my personally held beliefs.I saw a discussion about a technical difficulty I had displaying rare typefaces and I decided to contribute since it helped me, too. Have fun with your Argle-Bargle and please, do keep safe! :p

RandallS

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Location: NE Ohio
  • Posts: 9408
  • Attack: 100
    Defense: 100
    Attack Member
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 22
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Hellenic Pagan
Re: How do I view runes? (Unicode)
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013, 08:09:15 am »
Quote from: placebo69a;115071
This had me annoyed too on my Windows 7 Google Chrome browser, so I followed this thread and wrote up a simple set of instructions to make your Google Chrome browser properly display Unicode Runic symbols with a decent font:

Thank you very much for creating an account just to post this fix for a member's technical problem!
Randall
RetroRoleplaying [Blog] -- Out Of Print & Out Of Style Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Software Gadgets Blog -- Interesting Software, Mostly Free
Cheap Web Hosting -- Find an Affordable Web Host

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
68 Replies
6904 Views
Last post May 11, 2012, 08:05:48 am
by hlewagastir
7 Replies
2739 Views
Last post October 22, 2012, 06:00:50 am
by Wind
6 Replies
1120 Views
Last post November 19, 2012, 09:36:46 am
by Holdasown
30 Replies
2044 Views
Last post January 14, 2013, 04:42:58 pm
by Valentine
4 Replies
510 Views
Last post May 27, 2013, 11:49:00 pm
by SunflowerP

* Members in Chat

0 members chatting in CauldronMUX:
Updated every five minutes or so

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 11
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 4
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Co-Hosts:
LyricFox & Randall

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Sunflower

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Board Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, Emma-Eldritch, HarpingHawke, Jenett, Morag, rocquelaire, Sefiru, Tana

CauldronMUX Chat Staff
Chief MUX Wizard:
Darkhawk

Reserve Staff:
Aisling, Bob, Catja, Fausta, Sperran, Steve

Cauldron Council:
Everfool, Jubes, Kelly, Koi, Melamphoros, Ocelot, Phouka, Sashapablo, Star

Cauldron Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]

Site Assistants
[Non-Staff Positions]
Webmaster:
Randall