There have been questions about the file size of the images. There is only one reasonable answer: keep the size as small as possible! When you have e.g. linedrawings, you may choose GIF as the file format, since this doesn't harm the image at all and is saving much more space than the standard JPG. For photographs, usually JPG should work well, but also here, you might try the lowest dpi and the highest compression and compare the results. Generally speaking: images with more than 150K are hardly transportable through the web.
Due to the problems of advanced multilingual keyword searching, for the moment we are forced to duplicate the keyword entries for two languages.
We can allow searches on 3 keywords, the query field will therefore look like:
keyword 1, keyword 2, keyword 3
This will allow you to narrow down your query.
To allow this, we need at least the English keywords and a set in your native language, so that i.e. also danish speaking clients will have the same searching possibilities as i.e. the english.
See the equivalent words from the NAVIS keywords list. We have worked hard on a solution to avoid duplicating in all languages and programmed a Parser to automatically translate the words from each native language into all other languages. However, this only works, when there exists an English equivalent for your keyword. If this is not in the list of keywords, please add this to the standard Notepad file you are creating when entering your keywords for the images.
We would like to point out, that there are still a lot of Keywords, for which we do not have equivalents in all different languages. Please check the list and send in your additions and corrections!
Most of the Navis features can be used by a standard computer with Win95/98, 16MB of RAM on it and a Java enabled browser. Machines with Windows 3.11 will only be served with minimal search facilities if their browsers don't support frames. However, some of the advanced image map features require much more RAM, preferably 64MB RAM or more.
We are glad to announce that we have found a professional solution for including the Greek character set into NAVIS search fields.
To get Greek characters on your screen, you need to have the Browser Netscape 4.03 (or higher) or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 (or higher) and the TrueType fonts HellasArial on your machine installed. By default, you will find these on the machine where
your Greek Windows 95 or Windows NT runs. This does not function with older 16bit Windows versions like Windows 3.11 or Windows for Workgroups. You also must have activated the use of Style Sheets (Edit/Preferences/Advanced), otherwise you won't see Greek characters.
If you have e.g. an US English Windows operating system and you would like to see Greek characters, you will have to download the fonts from the Web. See also the Internet Hellenic Resource Center for more general information about writing and reading Greek. You may also visit other sites about this theme.
Click here for a demo.
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