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These are various Hebrew resources we have collected for use by our visitors.
Word Processing and Hebrew
If you want to write or copy and paste text written in Hebrew on your PC we suggest you Unicode. Ever since Windows 98 and Word 97 all Windows PCs can read and write Unicode. Unicode is a method the computer uses to store characters of the world’s major language scripts that in theory will allow you to change fonts or share the documents on another computer and still have the correct text displayed. Prior to Unicode it was necessary to install the fonts for various languages you wanted to work with and if they were not installed the results were often unintelligible.
Mac and Windows users, if you want to write or copy and paste text in Hebrew on your Windows PC and have not setup your computer to use Unicode Hebrew, we suggest you visit Tyndale House to download and install their Unicode Kit. They have instructions covering installation on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Macintosh (works best on OS 10.2 and later) following their instructions.
Linux users, most of the modern distributions of Linux such as Redhat, Ubuntu, etc. are capable of working with Unicode documents though you may need to enable their support. If you read your distribution’s FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or visit the support forum you can often find a step by step on the proper setup for your system to work with Hebrew documents.
If you use Windows 95 or prior there are resources that will you to enable your machine to work with some Unicode texts. You can locate these by using Google or other search engines. If you email Russell, he may be able to provide some direction as he has previously used these resource.
Word Users be aware that you may need to adjust settings for Word to properly handle the Right to Left typing of Hebrew.
Some Word Processors such as Dagesh Pro and Davka support Unicode Hebrew without any extra installation. You may find these products available through different vendors. Russell has had experience using both of these products.
See Print Dictionaries for information on printed dictionaries.
See Online Dictionaries for dictionaries accessible online.
Fonts and Keyboard Drivers
If you are looking for an easy method to get up and running with Hebrew, I’d encourage you to use the Tyndale House Unicode Kit as it will install most of the option for you. - Russell
- Bible Study Tools Fonts
BST Fonts for Windows 3.11, Windows 95/98 and the MacIntosh. Also included here are instructions on how to install the fonts onto each of these system. These font are needed in order to view the Greek and Hebrew Lexicons as well as the Interlinear Study Bible.
- Hebrew Font and Keyboard Driver for Windows
There are two keyboard drivers on this site. The SIL layout is based on similarity in sound to English letters. The Tiro layout is based on the modern Israeli keyboard layout.
- Microsoft Visual Keybaord
Microsoft Visual Keyboard
This is an Office 2000 Add-In that will display the keyboard layout as an aid to locating keys in the language you are using. You may also click on the character to input the character into your document.
- Tyndale House Unicode Kit
An Unicode Font and Keyboard Driver installation kit for Hebrew Support.
- University of Cambridge Foreign Language Support Instructions
University of Cambridge
This is a collection of instructional leaflets on working with foreign languages on both Macintosh and Windows XP.
- BibleHome.net Offers a free Basic Hebrew Course with audio
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- Israeli Keyboard Typing Tutorial
This section has been moved to UsefulPhrases
- Society of Biblical Literature