[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea
villandra at austin.rr.com
Mon Mar 29 21:31:42 EST 2004
I'm not sure anyone quite understood - but one of my two efforts to post that stuff from Strong's and the International Bible Encyclopedia used Unicode. My e-mail displayed the Hebrew as gibberish - but once I copied and pasted it into WORD and then highlighted the gibberish and changed the font to Hebrew, the Hebrew text returned - and those words that I could recognize were unscathed. SUS, for instance.
Too bad the list isnt at Yahoo, where one can upload files in a variety of formats that can;t be posted to the list or that are intended for permanent reference.
I wouldn't actually want to write an entire post in Hebrew; just a few words. With their transliterations.
I checked; I actually have WL Hebrew Parsons and WP Hebrew David installed on my computer. Possibly from the searching I did sometime ago.
Only questions - how do you get it to write from right to left (It currently writes from left to right) and how do you put the vowel markers in?
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea
> Dora, you should be careful with what Dave wrote because it contains
> misleading statements and factual errors.
> On 28/03/2004 21:38, Dave Washburn wrote:
> >Then this ain't the place to be. That's all we use here because of the
> >diversity of mailers that members use. Some can handle Hebrew script, some
> >can't, so we use ASCII transliteration as the lowest common denominator.
> >It's not an ideal situation, but the good part is, it allows those occasional
> >visitors who don't read Hebrew script to participate as well.
> I propose that we use snail mail rather than e-mail because that is the
> lowest common denominator to include people who don't have computers. Or
> perhaps we should send voice messages rather than writing anything for
> the sake of English speakers who don't read English script. :-)
> Alternatively, we can try to rise above the lowest common denominator.
> >And considering the plethora of Hebrew fonts out there, ...
> This is irrelevant. There are international standards for interchange of
> Hebrew text in e-mail, Unicode and ISO 8859-8. Text which is encoded
> according to these standards can be displayed by any standard Hebrew
> font, including (although not very beautifully, as George Somsel pointed
> out re holam) Times New Roman and the other Microsoft core fonts.
> >... trying to settle on
> >one particular one for the whole list would be a major headache, and would
> >exclude those with text-only mail programs.
> This is an error of fact. It is quite possible to send Hebrew in plain
> text-only e-mail, as follows: בְּרֵאשִׁית - if you set the character coding
> to Unicode or ISO 8859-8. If a mail program cannot display this, it is
> not because it is text-only but because it does not support Hebrew.
> (Dora, this is what you failed to do in your posting which was supposed
> to be Unicode; Outlook Express does allow you to do so.)
> As there are plenty of free e-mail clients now available which do
> support Hebrew, I think it is reasonable to ask those interested in
> Hebrew to install one. After all, if one is really interested in a
> subject one needs to acquire the basic tools for that subject.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
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