JR's Rare Books and Commentary


Note on file formats, saving and fonts


1.  Many of the files on this site are in Microsoft Word format.  If you do not have this program, you may download a FREE Word Viewer at:

Microsoft Download Center -- Word Viewer

View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don't have Word installed. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions.


2.  Some graphical scans are compressed TIFs.   They are generally 100% scale, 300 dpi.  The files are therefore large, but worth it for the clarity.  Most graphics, however, are in the more familiar JPG format.


3.  Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files can be viewed by the FREE Adobe Reader at:  


SAVING FILES:  Accessing these files may take some time, esp. the first doc accessed, as Word or the Word viewer must load, and the doc itself downloaded, all of which could take awhile depending on your connection speed.  Be patient, or right-click on the link, left-click on "Save Target As..." (or "Save File As..."), then save to your local drive.  At least then you can see the file's download progress, and it will be available for quick access later.  The same goes for the TIFs and PDFs.


BLANK PAGES:  Some text files (esp. in DOC format or PDF) have blank pages inserted.  This is not a mistake -- it was done so that if you do double-sided prints, the odds and evens will come out correctly!


FONTS:  To have all the text display properly (not just as plain text), you may need to install the following fonts, usually not in a "standard" Microsoft setup.  These are used only occasionally on these pages, and in the files:

Fette Fraktur (Fraktur.ttf, 66k)         Elder Futhark (Rune.ttf, 16k)


This should be in Fette Fraktur:  [ Fette Fraktur ]

This should be in the Elder Futhark:  [ Elder Futhark ]


Thru'out the site, I have adhered to the convention of putting the titles of books in italics and those of short treatments, articles and the like in quotation marks.

Also, dates of the form 00/00/00 generally are to the American format:  MM/DD/YY.