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This page informs you on the following technical topics which are important for the use of this site:

Browsers - Development Tools - Foreign Fonts - Screen Resolution

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Browsers

This site are constantly being tested with and optimized for the following browsers:

 FireFox V1.0 and higher

 Netscape V6.1 and higher

Additionally our pages are constantly being tested with the following browsers, without guarantee for absolutely identical layout:

Opera V6.04 and higher

Internet Explorer V5.5 and higher

If nevertheless you met any problems using our pages or if you wanted to use other browsers, please contact us (for addresses see our Contacts page).

Verbalissimo pages cannot be displayed correctly by older browsers that do not support CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

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Development Tools

The following tools were used in the development of this site:

Tool

Usage

Microsoft Word2000

Text editing (Due to never-ending problems, we are replacing Word by Dreamweaver and Weaverslave for HTML editing.)

Weaverslave

Editing HTML pages

Dreamweaver

Editing HTML pages

Microsoft Word2000

Editing texts destinated to be converted to PDF files.

Word-to-PDF

Converting Word files to PDF.

Paintshop Pro V4

Picture editing:

- Scanning non-digital pictures

- Editing digital pictures

IrfanView

Simple picture editing

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Foreign Fonts

There are many languages that cannot be display correctly on the screen using the usual fonts of Western Europe and America. To give an example, languages like Polish or Russian use other fonts than English or Spanish. This means that for displaying foreign texts correctly, the user would normally have to select the corresponding fonts in his/her browser each time the type of language changes according to the Windows classification. This would, however, cause other problems if the same page also contained "occidental" names or words with their typical special characters. Additionally it is not absolutely sure that all the users have the required fonts at their disposal on their machines.

That is why on this site we will exclusively use "occidental" fonts. As for special characters and diacritic signs (accents, cedilla, tilde, etc.), we will proceed in one of the following ways according to the requirements of the various texts:

 We will replace special characters by the most appropriate "occidental" ones and simply remove diacritic signs occurring in "unusual" combinations.

 We will (more and more seldom) use the additional symbols that Windows proposes within the "occidental" fonts. If this is a problem for your machine, please tell us.

As far as numeric or mnemotechnical codes are provided by the "occidental" fonts respectively HTML, we will directly use these codes.

 Whenever the use of the correct "exotic" fonts seems to be very important and to demand a reasonable effort, we will include the text in an image that can be displayed correctly with no consideration of fonts.

So you will never have to change the "fonts" option of your browser to display our Internet pages.

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Screen Resolution

This site was tested with and optimized for the following screen resolutions:

1024 x 768

800 x 600

If nevertheless you met any problems using our pages or if you wanted to use a different  screen resolution, please contact us (for addresses see our Contacts page).

Hans-Rudolf Hower, 2003

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