[b-hebrew] BHS font

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Jul 23 07:14:41 EDT 2004

On 23/07/2004 09:12, Pere Casanellas wrote:

> At 19:22 22/07/2004 +0100, Naomi Vandici wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I wonder which is the font used in BHS4 for the (main)
>> text and whether there is a digitized version of it.
>> Can anybody help? (Sorry it doesn't have anything to
>> do with Biblical Hebrew.)
>> Shalom!
>> Naomi Vandici
> It is a special font created to print this edition (see the Foreword 
> of BHS, p. XI, section 1). I do not think there is an exact digited 
> version of it. Linguist's Software (http://www.linguistsoftware.com/) 
> has very good Hebrew fonts and its Hebraica II font has been licensed 
> to produce the Biblia Hebraica Quinta. You can look also at the new 
> font of the Society of Biblical Literature 
> (http://www.sbl-site.org/Resources/default.aspx) and at the different 
> fonts listed on my web pages (page 23), see below.
Ezra SIL, a free download from 
is "fashioned after the square letter forms of the typography of the 
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS)" although not intended as an exact 

Peter Kirk
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