[b-hebrew] Trouble getting decent-looking Hebrew in Mac OS X
enkidu at bigpond.net.au
Thu Nov 1 17:22:38 EDT 2007
AFAIK, Macs use Apple's own typography which means that *most* non-
Apple fonts won't work well (with one caveat, see below). The fonts
that should look reasonable in Apple's own apps are Arial Hebrew,
Cardo, Lucida Grande, New Peninim MT, and Raanana. At least some of
these fonts may be installed on your system by default.
The caveat: if you use the word processor Mellel (http://
www.mellel.com/) it has support for OpenType fonts and will work with
Ezra SIL SR and some of the other fonts you may prefer. You can try
before you buy.
Hope that helps,
On 02/11/2007, at 2:58 AM, Jonathan Bartlett wrote:
> I'm trying to type some decent-looking Unicode Hebrew on Mac OS X, but
> I'm running into some problems. The default font is ugly, especially
> when more than one pointing needs to be added to a letter. I've tried
> fonts like Ezra SIL, but all of the pointings on that font show up
> left-aligned on the letter. I don't know if that's a font problem, a
> user problem, or an Mac OS X problem.
> Anyway, you can see a font test here to see what I'm looking at:
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
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