[b-hebrew] Arial & Times New Roman fonts

Peter Kirk peterkirk at ozemail.com.au
Sun Mar 30 01:23:20 EST 2003

One small correction to this. In Windows 2000 and XP there are built-in
Hebrew keyboards, which have to be enabled through the international
keyboard settings part of the control panel. These work with pretty much any
application, except for those (like Eudora?) which try to do their own
special character processing in a way incompatible with how Microsoft does
it. They are inconvenient for users with English physical keyboards, but not
as inconvenient as Insert Symbol. Alternatively, you can install Keyman, a
free download from www.tavultesoft.com, and a Hebrew keyboard to work with
it based on transliteration, such as the one which comes with Ezra SIL from
www.sil.org. This setup works well with Windows 2000 and XP, and even fairly
well with Windows 95!

Peter Kirk
peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-
> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Polycarp66 at aol.com
> Sent: 30 March 2003 10:37
> To: susan at read-the-bible.org; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Arial & Times New Roman fonts
> In a message dated 3/28/2003 10:44:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> susan at read-the-bible.org writes:
> > I'm trying to EMail with a friend in Israel whose computer evidently
> came
> > with Arial &Times New Romans Hebrew fonts.  My computer in the US has a
> > number of Arial &Times New Romans fonts, but none of them are Hebrew.
> Any
> > idea how I can get the fonts my friend has, so we can EMail Hebrew text
> to
> > one another?  My computer came from Gateway, who says they don't have
> such
> > fonts to send me...  I also checked the MicroSoft site, but got
> > nowhere.  There's a Penn State web page at
> > http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/hebrew.html
> > that says, for Windows NT/2000/XP (which I have):  "Hebrew Fonts -
> Modern
> > versions of Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, Courier New, and Arial
> Unicode
> > include Hebrew characters. Lucida Sans Unicode, David, and Miriam will
> also
> >
> > work.
> > Most of these fonts are available through Windows."
> >
> When I enter Hebrew in web pages, I format it with the standard Times New
> Roman font that comes with Windows.  You are dealing with a unicode font.
> Unless you have a unicode word processor such as Unitype GlobalWriter
> (www.unitype.com), you will need to use the insert symbol function in MS
> Word
> to enter Hebrew characters.  Unicode is unlike the standard ASCII
> characters.
>  They only cover 255 different characters so you need to switch fonts to
> enter a language which doesn't use Latin-based characters.  In unicode
> each
> language has its own series of characters which differ from all others.
> gfsomsel

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