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I cannot see the characters of Aramaic in the page http://pes.scripturetext.com/matthew/1.htm How can I see them? any help will be highly appreciated.

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You need to download and install a Syriac font from someplace like

http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Syriac.html

In more detail the installation is documented here:

  1. Download the Meltho Syriac fonts
  2. Unzip the file, select all the OTF files and press Cmd-O to open/install them
  3. You may get some warnings about small font errors, just proceed nevertheless
  4. Go to Fontbook and Disable the Damascus font. It has a bug which interferes with Syriac fonts.
  5. Fonts should now display correctly in documents and browsers

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Thanks much for the addition, Patrix. I added a point to take care of a display problem I can see with character U+0718, caused by a bug in the Damascus font. But I cannot change the graphic at the moment... –  Tom Gewecke Mar 17 '13 at 15:15
    
No problem. What I see does not make much sense to me anyway :-) –  patrix Mar 17 '13 at 15:19
    
Graphic has been changed to reflect disabling of Damascus font. –  Tom Gewecke Mar 18 '13 at 12:56

OsX doesnt support Syriac. So I think I'll use windows parallel with OsX. that looks the only solution for now, until Apple solves the problem.

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Did you try to install an appropriate font as the other answer recommends? –  patrix Mar 17 '13 at 6:34
    
Could you explain the problem you think needs solving? With RTL scripts some apps (like MS Word) don't work right, others do. –  Tom Gewecke Mar 17 '13 at 13:06
    
OS X supports Hebrew and Arabic. Perhaps you mean there is no Syriac keyboard? –  Andrew Lazarus Mar 18 '13 at 12:43
    
@AndrewLazarus If that's what he means, you just need to download it, as you do with the font. There's one available at box.com/s/15eb1f291cab58a4569e –  Tom Gewecke Mar 18 '13 at 12:55
    
I tried to install all fonts 1-by-1. and then i learned that OsX doesnt support Syriac. I installed vMWare and windows, and use the webpage on windows and just switch back. –  Serdar Atila Mar 19 '13 at 13:29

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