Troy A. Griffitts
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Sun May 15 16:01:53 EDT 2005
Just wanted to make our free online tools available for this thread, to
show you the problems that Steve has pointed out. Here's a parallel
view of the WLC and NASB
All text is rendered in Unicode UTF-8, so you might easily copy and
paste into your email, if this is appropriate for the list.
Our Hebrew (WLC) includes cantillation (thanks Kirk Lowery &
Westminster Hebrew Institute!). You might wish to use it as a test for
your OS and browser.
-Troy A. Griffitts
CrossWire Bible Society
> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 23:41:41 -0500
> From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> Subject: Unicode, was Re: [b-hebrew] Eden & Rivers - Genesis 2:10
> To: b-hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Message-ID: <20050515044141.CA07D1CE303 at ws1-6.us4.outblaze.com>
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> Not only the email clients, but some OS are not unicode aware yet.
> Many people are still running older versions of Windowsâ„¢ on their computers, which are not unicode compliant. Until recently I was running OS 9 on my 11 year old Macintosh, which had separately installed language packsâ€”the Hebrew which I had installed could read and write the consonants, but some of the vowels threw it for a loop. Now itâ€™s running OS X.2 which is better.
> I understand that WindowsXP is Unicode aware so you can use it to read Hebrew, but I donâ€™t know how to use it to type Hebrew.
> The latest versions of GNOME and KDE on Linux are unicode aware, at least for reading. But I havenâ€™t tried them for writing Hebrew. But some people running Linux prefer using text based shells which are ASCII only.
> On the web things are not as clean. From a Macintosh, those versions requiring a SBL font do not look good in either Camino or Safari browsers. It doesnâ€™t matter which font I use, the SBL font actually makes the pages look worse. However, the texts on the Snunit and Mechon-Mamre sites look good in Safari (at least the verses I spot checked), even with full cantillation pointing, and the same in Camino as the versions requiring the SBL font without using the SBL font. Iâ€™m using the latest versions of both programs on OS X.4 Tiger. Downloaded .pdf versions have the points correctly positioned.
> Karl W. Randolph.
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