Sunday, February 25, 2007

ברוך דין האמת

R' Mordechai Breuer, whose text of the תורה was quoted on this blog just last week, has passed away in ירושלים over שבת and was buried on Sunday. How fitting that the man so greatly responsible for precision and accuracy in the text of the תורה is buried on the same day as the man who first wrote it - משה רבינו.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Apologies to Firefox Users

It has been brought to my attention that the popular Firefox browser does not do well with Hebrew letters containing ניקוד. This is a serious problem even with Firefox 2. I doubt Blogspot supports any browser detection scripting. If there is enough demand, I can go to images of the text as opposed to the text itself as I did with the quotes containing trop.

Those who know me know that I am no fan of Microsoft. However, one aspect in which they seem to be a step ahead is in support of foreign languages - both in their browser and office software. For those who insist on avoiding Internet Explorer, Opera seems to do fine with the ניקוד.