Using BW fonts on a website
I would like to use BW fonts on my website and have been trying to use the free fonts that BW makes available, as directed. The problem seems to be that my pages are all UTF-8 Unicode, and the freely-available fonts are non-Unicode. This means that it will be impossible to use Bwhebl and Bwgrkl, for example from the free downloads zip file, and get correct results.
What can I do? Can I assume that Palatine Linotype is available on all Windows systems? This is the Unicode font that Greek is exported to. But Hebrew is exported to SBL Hebrew, which most likely is not available on standard Windows systems.
It seems that the free fonts capability doesn't work in the Unicode universe.
I'm also having trouble seeing Greek rendered as Greek in IE
My problem may have a variable that is actually the crux of the issue. Specifically, I'm using the great new offering on Windows Live that lets you view and edit Microsoft Office documents in a browser.
The strange thing is that when I view a Word 2010 document with Greek text in the body of the document it renders as some kind of transliteration, i.e., it is not Greek. But when I edit the document in the browser, the Greek shows up properly. I think this is because the font "travels with" (not exactly embedded that I know of) the document and this info is retrieved when you do an edit, but when simply browsing, I think it treats the document like a regular web page.
[Full disclosure: I work for the Redmond-based software (evil) giant]