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Gimme Some Money!
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Hello everybody,

Some weeks ago I submitted 14 modification requests for Greek coins from the Constantine II period. These coins have inscriptions in Coptic Greek instead of regular Greek. Nowadays there's a unicode for this Coptic Greek and so I thought it would be fun to add this to the coins that have these inscriptions.

So, it was kind of a bummer to see that these requests had been rejected on the ground that the admin couldn't make out the Coptic. Only rectangles.
But when I look at my requests, I can see the Coptic letters.

(it's one of the lines I'd submitted.)

The Javanese and Dzongka lettering I added thru modification requests (ꦮꦿ ꦥ ꦠ꧀ ꦫꦸ ꦥꦶ ꦪꦃ꧈ ༄༅ ། །བབྲུག་རྒྱལ་བཞི་པ་འཇིགས་མེད་སེདྒེ་དབང་ཕྱྲག།, rectangles?) got validated right away. And I believe these unicodes are of the same age as the one for Coptic. But these had different admins. With better/newer computers?

I also have some requests pending in which I'm trying to add the Manchu script to the coin.
(Funny enough it turns 45 degrees counter-clockwise when placed between regular Chinese characters.)
So I wonder whether it can be seen or not: ᠪᠣᠣ ᠪᡩ᠋ᠠᠸᠠᠩᡝᠨ ᡨ᠋ᡠᡵᠣ ᠶᡠᠸᠠᠨ. Tell me.

And then there were the rejections I got for trying to improve the descriptions for some Haitian coins.
I had added the names of the persons whose busts were on coins. But it was rejected because there was some additional information behind the name (like the years of presidency and the nicknames "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc") that needed to be placed in the 'commentary box' and not as part of the description.
Was a total rejection really necessary? Couldn't the admin just keep the name and scratch the rest?

Apparently I'm still bothered by the rejections.
Mainly for feeling I squandered my time trying to bring an improvement.

Are there soothing words out there?


PS: I'm still contemplating submitting some change requests for Irish coins that have insular script. But in the first effore I made it didn't look good, especially the ᵹ. In 'Calibri' it looks just like on the coin. Plus the letters are in two different sizes in the Numista-lettertype (sɑoʀsꞇɑ́ꞇ éıʀeɑnn leɑṫ ṗınᵹın ..., more rectangles?)
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Here is a screenshot of what I see, if it helps ...
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As the referee for Haiti, who rejected your additions on certain coins, it's worth noting that I'm trying to standardise the names and descriptions of coins.

Therefore if you wish to add extra information regarding the subjects depicted on them, I think it would be best to add them to the 'Comments' section, i.e. 'Bust on obverse is of President Pierre-Nord Alexis (date-date)'.
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I also see rectangles, a bit different from the rectangles "ZacUK" sees, but still rectangles:

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Do I now wait till everyone has the latest computer?

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Quote: "Gimme Some Money!"​Do I now wait till everyone has the latest computer?

​The issue with fonts is that not everyone will have the font on their machine which you are intending to use. When a font is not present on the user's machine it will be displayed as a rectangular box no matter how the latest s/w or h/w he has.
Only the 'web-safe' fonts are likely to be present on most of the platforms and are thus preferred for web designing as they rarely fail to display.
To make sure that a particular font is available to all the users of a website it has to be embedded which is generally done using CSS @font-face rule. This can be done only by the website's developer and while doing that you must also consider the copyright and licensing aspect of the font that you intend to use.
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