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In the creation of the web site we have sought to find an acceptable compromise between attractive layout, tolerable down-load times, and browser back-key compatibility. Access should still be possible for users with poor technical capabilities – frequently still the case in many countries of the south. We have therefore worked sparingly with graphics and elaborate scripts. The presentation is also easily readable with a lower screen resolution, such as 640 x 480 pixels.
accessibility In order to make the web pages more accessible to handicaped visitors, the forum uses, from issue no. 4 onward, almost exclusively Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for the graphical presentation, in connection with HTML standard 4.01. Although content and structure of the web pages can be read by graphical web browsers that do not support CSS (Netscape 3.x, for example) or do not support them sufficiently (MS Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape 4.x, for exmple), these browsers do not render or do not render correctly the graphical design. In this case we recommend the installation of a modern web browser, conforming to web standards, as for example external linkFirefox or external linkOpera.
accesskeys Most browsers support the possibility to access a webpage or a particular section within a webpage by using predefined keyboard short-cuts (accesskeys). Windows users can normally navigate with the accesskey feature by typing Alt + Accesskey (with the Opera browser Shift + Esc, then Accesskey); on the Apple Macintosh, you would use Ctrl + Accesskey. Users of some browsers (as for example MS Internet Explorer) may also need to hit the Enter key to activate a link. Some browsers do not recognize, in this context, the keys in the number pad of your keyboard. From issue no. 4 onward, the following accesskeys are supported on the whole website, in order to help visitors who use a screen reader or another alternative media where the document is to be rendered.
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unicode font In order to display correctly the diacritical marks in some texts on polylog, your operating system requires a Unicode font. These very voluminous fonts do not exist on every computer system. Arial Unicode MS is a very complete Unicode font; it is available as an executable file for download:
external linkaruniupd.exe, True Type Font (ttf), 13.688 KB
For the purposes of polylog, however, the installation of the less extended font VU Arial will be sufficient; you can download it directly from polylog, as an executible file, as a ZIP archive, or a Gzip archive:
internal linkvuArial.exe, True Type Font (ttf), 737 KB
internal linkvuArial.zip, True Type Font (ttf), 603 KB
internal linkvuArial.tar.gz, True Type Font (ttf), 603 KB
building links Linking of material is desired. In building links to contributions, it is possible to link directly to a particular paragraph. At the beginning of each section, there is an anchor with a marker in the form, <a name="p1">...</a> (corresponding to the paragraph number). It is also possible to link to subsection titles. Their anchors have markers in the form <a name="s1">...</a>.
citation style Passages in the text can be cited by paragraph number. The precise citation form of a contribution is located at the end of the text. Additional bibliographical entries are also provided there. A citation could, for instance, appear as follows:
»Interculturality is no one's land, it is utopia, situated between two (or more) cultures.«
Raimon Panikkar: »Religion, Philosophy and Culture«. In: polylog: Forum for Intercultural Philosophy 1 (2000), 3. Online: http://them.polylog.org/1/fpr-en.htm
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