the King James Version of the Bible in various
formats, a projected New Testament with the English
and the Greek Textus Receptus
columns, and also some exegetical and doctrinal comments
on various issues. The parallel
project is proceeding at a pace
that nearly guarantees its completion before the onset of the next
The current proliferation of Internet browsers, each with its respective vagaries
and idiosyncrasies, makes life miserable for programmers who build Internet
sites intended to function properly in all browsers, and in all versions
of each browser. To bring order out of this chaos, a World-Wide Web Consortium
attempts to establish standards to regulate both the programming
of all Web sites, and also the manner in which browsers display that programming.
Although the W3C has no authority to compel Internet browsers to comply with these
standards, recent browser versions have largely accepted them.
verifying the compliance of Web-site
files to the W3C standards, the W3C provides tools for testing them;
these tools have tested and verified
all of the files
BibleKJV.com site. But because Internet browsers exhibit vagaries
and idiosyncracies and inconsistencies, ensuring proper viewing of the
Web-site files requires testing them not only with the W3C tools,
but also with the various browsers. My experience has shown two
problem areas: the pop-up windows that are supposed to appear when
hovering the mouse pointer over a corresponding link, and specialized
characters that the textual-criticism discipline uses. In addition
to Greek and Hebrew characters, the “Which New Testament Greek Text”
paper uses two characters having
interest exclusively for the textual-critical discipline.
These are the fraktur uppercase 𝔐
and the fraktur lowercase 𝔭
For the benefit of users with character-challenged browsers,
images of them appear here.
I currently access
versions of five browsers,
Google Chrome 33.0.1750.112 beta-m, Chromium 32.0.1700.102, Opera 18.0.1284.63,
and Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 (the latest version
that Windows XP accommodates) and 11.0.9600.16476, update 11.0.2.
All of these browsers now display
satisfactorily the pop-up windows; all of them except
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 also display the
two special characters.
But the Google-based browsers Chrome, Chromium and Opera
all require that the site be accessed from the Internet. When they attempt
to access the site as downloaded to a
local hard disk, the functionality that they lose renders them useless.
The site has been optimized for use with Firefox.
That browser is not
afflicted with native support for the Microsoft
controls which allow malicious Web sites to
download virus files to the hard disk of the local computer.
Some of these documents are available
for downloading to the local computer, for convenient access
whenever desired. Documents that use Hebrew or
Greek words have the pertinent font-related files
contained within them; it is now neither necessary
nor possible to download and install them separately as was previously
To obtain the downloads, merely save them to the hard
disk, and use a utility like WinZip
to extract their contents. Then use
the desired Internet browser to open the specified start
file for each document.
The image constituting the background for this page is a photographic
reproduction of the title page of the first edition of the King James
Version of the Bible as published in 1611.