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Software Requirements

The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker is optimised to operate with Netscape Navigator Version 6.0 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.0 or higher, or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or higher. Use of one of these browsers is strongly recommended.

You can download Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox by clicking on the following icons:

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Note: Keyboard navigation may not be supported by Firefox or Netscape on certain pages in Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker. If you encounter any problems, please use Internet Explorer.


If you are using Netscape on a Windows PC you need to have the Arial Unicode MS font installed in order to display the non-standard characters in Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker.

If this is not possible, Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker will also display a full character set when used with the freely-distributed Gentium Unicode font, prepared and owned by Victor Gaultney. Click here to see the conditions of use and to download the font.

If the characters in column B below display as those in column A, you should be able to view the full character set correctly:

Column A

Column B

Unicode example


Unicode example


Browser settings

You should change your browser settings to ensure full Unicode compliance.

In Internet Explorer: from the View menu follow Encoding, and ensure that Auto-Select is unchecked.

Internet Explorer Unicode set up

In Firefox 1: from the View menu follow Character Encoding, and ensure that Unicode (UTF-8) is selected.

Firefox Unicode setup

In Netscape 7: from the View menu follow Character Coding, and ensure that Unicode (UTF-8) is selected.

Netscape 7 Unicode setup

In Netscape 6.x: from the Edit menu follow Preferences > Navigator > Languages > Character Coding = Unicode (UTF-8).

Netscape 6.x Unicode setup

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