Journal of Biblical Studies
Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Wed Jan 10 16:08:57 EST 2001
Yes, it would be nice to see them using the international standard for
encoding Hebrew and other multilingual text, otherwise known as Unicode.
This is supported by Internet Explorer 5 and probably the latest Netscape, I
don't know about other browsers but they are bound to catch up soon. (The
current versions of the fonts for IE5 support vowel points, though not
perfectly, but not cantillation; versions under development support full
You, Dave, and others interested in this might do well to bring it up on the
new "Biblical Languages" list which is devoted to this kind of technology.
Here is a reminder, Jonathan Robie's posting of 18 December:
Patrick Durusau and I have just set up a mailing list devoted to the
technology of biblical languages and biblical texts. We hope that this list
will promote the development of publicly available texts and software. You
can join the list at the following URL:
So far, participants are primarily interested in approaches based on XML
technologies and Unicode.
This discussion has dried up in the last week, but maybe you, Dave, can
restart it in a different direction.
From: Dave Washburn [mailto:dwashbur at nyx.net]
Sent: 10 January 2001 17:35
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: Re: Journal of Biblical Studies
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I'm wondering about the fonts. Do I have to download yet another
set of fonts, or are these the same ones available at the SBL site,
or what is their source? It would be nice to see some
standardization with these various electronic journals and sources
using a common font set...
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated." C. S. Lewis
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