Welcome to the help page. You probably got here because you were curious and
clicked on the question mark link. Now that you have visited this page, the
help link will not be as apparent, although you can still find it in the same
place if necessary.
Perhaps you arrived because you would like some help. That is the reason I
made this page. Please, read on...
Author: Bern Jordan.
- I'm lost!
- Near the top of every page, you will find navigation links to all of the
main pages on my Javanese gamelan website. If you want to see every page of the
site, then visit the sitemap. If you want to see my
other pages not related to gamelan, go to my home
- Why do some of the
words/characters look strange?
- For some words in Javanese, it is very common for some of the vowels to be
marked with accents or other marks. Depending on your browser and settings, you
may not see the correct characters. Check the small browser test table below to
see if your browser is displaying the characters as I would like them to be
displayed (the table includes all of the "unusual" characters that I
use on my gamelan pages).
|Quotation mark (straight)
|Lowercase e with acute accent
|Lowercase e with grave accent
|Lowercase a with ring
- Why do your pages look plain and/or
- I'm sorry that you think my pages are ugly. Seriously, the pages may look
kind of boring (no sidebar image, no text formatting,
etc.) if your browser does not support cascading
style sheets (CSS). I have
written these pages in
version 1.0. Basically, this means I have to separate formatting from content.
All of my formatting commands are contained in a separate file called a
cascading style sheet. Generally, browsers beyond version 4 support
CSS. If you have a recent
browser version check to see that style sheets are turned on. Even if your
browser doesn't support CSS,
you should still be able to read and navigate these pages.
- Why are some words misspelled?
- Oops, well hopefully I've spelled English words correctly... I do not know
Javanese (except for some musical terms), so I cannot verify their spelling. I
have seen some of the words spelled different ways
kendang). This is
especially true for words with accents. I see the accented e's more
often than I see the a's with rings (which is more of a pronunciation
guide). Sometimes I may even use different spellings. Please correct my
spelling errors and send me
- How do I play the music files?
- All of the music files on my website are in MP3 format.
Created: 26 May 2002
Last updated: 28 May 2002
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