[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Mar 31 08:58:23 EST 2004


Dora,

In Israel Microsoft sells a Hebrew version of Windows and Office, which is
right to left. Since native speakers almost never use vowel points, the fact
that many of the various fonts don't support them is not a problem. Of
course, Hebrew Office supports English with no difficulty.

When I was in the States I found out that the Hebrew version is not sold in
the US, and that you have to make do with various "language packs" and so
on. There is Hebrew software that is used by many American Jews, such as
Dagesh and Davka, but since no-one in Israel uses them, they didn't do me
much good. I finally got my Word to support Hebrew, but my email did not, so
I had to either use English or send attachments. On my wife's computer, she
had Hebrew Outlook Express, but Word documents came through reversed. She
would send them to me, and I would print them for her.

Who said that life is simple?

Yigal


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
To: <dwashbur at nyx.net>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 3:32 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea


> I have a question - what on earth do people use to send e-mail to people
in
> Israel?
>
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at nyx.net>
> To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea
>
>
> >
> > The last requirement is the one that I was talking about, because the
> VT100
> > emulation is text-only and pretty well limited to ASCII, so that leaves
> out a
> > GUI application such as Mozilla.  We have now heard from at least 3 list
> > members who are in a similar situation.  This was my point to Dora: the
> > spectrum of users here is so diverse that we have to use a system that
> > everyone can read.  Hence the transliteration thing.  As my dad used to
> say,
> > 'tain't right, but it's so.  In an ideal world we would all have
> graphical,
> > Unicode-based mail clients.  It ain't an ideal world...
> >
> > --
> > Dave Washburn
> > http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
> > Learning about Christianity from a non-Christian
> > is like getting a kiss over the telephone.
> >
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