[b-hebrew] Hebrew on the PC?
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Wed Feb 16 18:06:21 EST 2005
Peter Kirk wrote:
> 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.
There is an XP keyboard driver for US-Keyboard layout at
It is very good, and has a phonetical type of layout even for the nikkudot.
In the Holy Eucharist,
> 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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