[b-hebrew] Paleo-Hebrew and other Assundry Issues
peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Sep 16 06:10:31 EDT 2004
On 16/09/2004 10:07, Yocabo Rabinowitz wrote:
>Thanks for the info on Paleo-Hebrew and Inscriptional Hebrew. I know where my next paycheck is going to those two books that you suggested. They rock (No pun intened) . Thanks for all the Help. By the way when you say that you have paleo-Hebrew Fonts can you possibly send me information on how to install it I have Windows XP. I am also looking for Hebrew that I can use in Microsoft works word Processor that deals with hebrew Properly. WHen I cut and paste it it reverses it and doesn't print out properly. Anyone who is more adapt at using these kind of tools would be of great service to me Thanks in advance for what ever help anyone can lend.
For ordinary (square) Hebrew on Windows XP, you should be using Unicode
rather than custom fonts, because Unicode is supported out of the box.
I'm not sure if MS Works supports Unicode Hebrew. But first you need to
ensure that Hebrew is one of the languages supported by Windows - you
need to go into Control Panel, then Date, Time, Language..., then Add
Other Languages, then check "Install files for complex script..." and
click Details to add a Hebrew keyboard. This may solve your problem, so
that Works works with Hebrew. Or there may be a special setup option
inside Works. If not, you can try Write and Notepad which are included
with XP, or MS Word, or OpenOffice which is a free download; all of
these support Unicode Hebrew.
As for paleo-Hebrew fonts, Unicode has decided to add Phoenician and
paleo-Hebrew (which they treat as the same thing) as a separate script,
but this has not yet been finalised. Meanwhile you can use a
paleo-Hebrew font which uses the Unicode Hebrew code points, which means
that you can convert between Hebrew and paleo-Hebrew by changing fonts
(but watch out for final forms). I know of only one font which can do
this for you, Evyoni Hebrew Encoded Palaeo which can be downloaded from
http://www.ebionite.org/fonts.htm - but there may be others.
Windows XP should also support Ugaritic, although not necessarily in all
programs (as Ugaritic is in Plane 1 which is not always supported). For
fonts, see http://www.travelphrases.info/gallery/Fonts_Ugaritic.html.
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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