[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Mar 31 11:19:54 EST 2004

Don't you guys EVER believe in changing the subject line?????
Liz Fried

> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Peter Kirk
> Sent: Wed, March 31, 2004 9:07 AM
> To: Yigal Levin
> Cc: b-hebrew
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea
> On 31/03/2004 05:58, Yigal Levin wrote:
> >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
> >
> >
> >
> Yigal, I wonder how old your story is? The situation has been much
> simpler since Windows 2000 came out. The versions sold in Israel and in
> the USA are essentially identical, although the user interfaces may be
> in different languages. The same is true of MS Office 2000 and later.
> Word documents would not be reversed in Word 2000 and later, if Hebrew
> is selected as one of the language supported by the system and by Office.
> --
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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