[b-hebrew] Hebrew fonts again

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca
Mon Nov 26 08:48:43 EST 2007

Hi Søren,

The Vista versions of Times New Roman and Arial solve the Holam problem, the problem with the vowel in final Kaf, and now also include cantillation. They include the circle and dot above necessary for DSS transcriptions as well. I am quite impressed!


Ken M. Penner, Ph.D. (McMaster)
Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic vocabulary memorization software: 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org 
> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Søren Holst
> Sent: November 26, 2007 9:23 AM
> To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [b-hebrew] Hebrew fonts again
> Two font questions (perennial issue, it seems):
> Somebody (Jason Hare, I think?) mentioned recently that Times 
> New Roman and Arial occur in updated versions with Windows 
> Vista. Am I right that the trouble with holam on vocalized 
> Hebrew still persists??
> When using excellent fonts like Ezra SIL or SBL Hebrew in a 
> regular Word document written in Times New Roman, inserted 
> Hebrew passages cause lines to move further apart. What would 
> be the sensible thing to do about that? Would setting line 
> spacing to a specific number of points, rather than just 
> "single", cause unwanted side effects?
> kol tuv
> Soren
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