As I try to set up my OPAC to display non-roman chars (what the librarians call ‘vernacular’, which seems odd to me, I’ll stick with ‘non-roman’), I have run into a really weird thing with the way browsers are displaying text that has mixed Roman and Hebrew characters. This doesn’t seem to effect any other non-roman chars we have, I can only guess it’s somehow related to the right-to-left-ness of Hebrew, but it’s weird.
Check out my simple reproduced test-case, and see if you can tell me what the heck is going on. Any advice appreciated. (Even once I figure out what’s going on, and even if I can identify a fix, there’s no telling if I can get my OPAC to act that fix. But anyway.)
See my reproduced simple demonstration: