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- Text Links - Links to other pages or websites are styled in light blue with an underline.
- Zurvár - Words in Zurvár are styled
dark blue in italics. Some very commonly used Zurvar words and phrases may not be styled in this fashion.
- 'Tool Tips' - Certain words, phrases and acronyms have extra explanatory text associated with them, which can be viewed as 'Tool Tips' by rolling the mouse over them. When the cursor is over a tool tip enabled word or phrase the text will be visually highlighted (or not in Internet Explorer), the icon will change to a 'help' symbol and the text will appear in a pop up box. To prevent pages from descending into an unreadable mess of colours and underlines tool tips are not indicated with a visual style, but try rolling the mouse over any unfamiliar word or phrase to see if extra information is available. For instance,
- Years - Most year references given on this website are in the Metaphysican Standard Year Format, which consists of a world code followed by century number followed by a year number. As this format is unfamilar to most Earth humans, all year references have been set up with 'Tool Tips' giving the date in standard western style. For instance EC2076.
- Footnotes - Where additional information is available in a footnote this is indicated with an asterisk*The other day upon the stair, I came across a grizzly bear, the bear was still around today, so I went out the other way,. Rolling over the asterisk should open a pop-up box containing the footnote in the left hand column (or just adjacent to the text in Internet Explorer).
- IPA - In a few places (mainly the orthography page) reference is made to the International Phoenetic Alphabet. Many older and inadequate browsers cannot properly display IPA characters, in these cases either an alphanumeric code or holder character will be shown. If the following IPA character (in red) is shown as a schwa (upsidedown 'e') then your browser can display IPA characters. If it shows as something else then you may wish to upgrade to a more advanced browser.
- Capitalisation - The Zurvár alphabet (the
oksos cafárurn) has only one case of characters, thus there are no capitalisation rules for written Zurvár. As this website is aimed at an English speaking audience however we have loosely adopted the capitalisation rules of English for examples of Zurvár. Generally examples of Zurvár will be written in lower case except for proper nouns (such as the names of people, places and organisations) which will have the first letter capitalised. The first letter of a Zurvár word will also usually be capitalised where it begins an English sentence.