[b-hebrew] Hebrew on the PC?
peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Feb 14 06:25:41 EST 2005
On 13/02/2005 17:36, Jim West wrote:
> tell them to go here:
Precisely. If these students are using Windows 2000 or XP with Word 2000
or later, they don't need any special fonts, but only a suitable
keyboard driver. Unfortunately the only Hebrew keyboard which comes with
Windows is based on the Israeli layout, which is unhelpful for those
with other labels on their keys. But Keyman offers an alternative
keyboard based on transliteration.
However, the students will need special fonts, rather than the Microsoft
standard ones, if they want good results with pointed Hebrew. Pointed
Hebrew is legible in Times New Roman, Arial etc, but the point holam is
wrongly positioned. So it makes a lot of sense to use SBL Hebrew as
recommended by Yitzhak, which comes with its own keyboarding solutions.
In fact a special keyboard is not necessary for including just a few
words of Hebrew. These can be inserted from the Word Insert Symbol
dialog, with no special software required.
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peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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