65 BibleWorks Keyboard Layouts

 

 

Clicking on this button will bring up the Keyboard Layouts Window. You can also open the window by selecting Tools | Keyboard Layouts from the Main Menu.

 

Keyboard Layouts

Manual Mode

The Automatic Mode

Setting a Default Non-Command-Line Keyboard Layout

Inserting Special Characters

Non-English Keyboards

Problems with Greek and Hebrew

Vietnamese Input

A Summary of BibleWorks Fonts

Font Remapping

Transliterated Hebrew Characters

 

  Clicking on this button will open up the BibleWorks Keyboard Window. This window contains a clickable BibleWorks Keyboard that shows you how to type characters in the various BibleWorks fonts.

 

The Font Map Window

Font Map Tables

The BibleWorks U.S. English Keyboard

The BibleWorks Hebrew Keyboard (Bwhebb.ttf)

The BibleWorks Greek Keyboard (Bwgrkl.ttf)

The BibleWorks Hebrew Keyboard in More Detail (Bwhebb.ttf)

The BibleWorks Hebrew Accent Character Codes

 

Installing the BibleWorks Hebrew Unicode Keyboard Driver

 


Keyboard Layouts

 

BibleWorks loads keyboard maps from Windows when they are needed for use with Bible Versions in non-English languages.  Options in this window permit you to configure BibleWorks to work with non-English languages. The steps required to do this are as follows:

 

For each language in the "Languages" List Box select a Keyboard Layout from the "Layouts" List Box. This determines which keyboard is activated automatically for Command Line input when a version using that language is chosen as a search version. In most cases you can just use the default listed. The automatic switch will occur only if the "Automatically" radio button is selected. Many non-English users like to set the Default English Keyboard to their native-language Keyboard. This, with the appropriate setting for the "Default Keyboard" as discussed below, insures that all input goes through the native keyboard. This will not work for all languages, but it does work well for some.

 

The keyboard set in the Default Keyboard Layout section will be used in Windows other than the command line or editor which require text input. There is also a special "language" called "default" listed in the "Languages" list box that can be used to set this default keyboard layout. So the "Default Keyboard Layout" section is redundant. We thought however that the parameter was important enough to be broken out separately.

 

The BibleWorks Editor will use an English Keyboard Layout for Greek and Hebrew text. This is the preferred method, because many non-English Keyboards do not provide access to all the Greek and Hebrew characters in the BibleWorks fonts. However, if the language or layout that you normally use does map all the Greek and Hebrew character codes, you can uncheck the "Always use English KB for Greek and Hebrew Text" box. Then you can use, for example, a Danish keyboard to enter Greek and Hebrew.

 

The BibleWorks Keyboard Layout Manager functions in two modes, a manual mode and an automatic mode. The mode is set by the radio buttons in the "Change Layout" group box. We strongly recommend leaving the setting on "automatic" (the default setting).

 


Manual Mode

 

In manual mode the Keyboard Layout will change for the Keyboard only when you make a new selection in the Keyboard Layout List Box and click on OK.

 

One exception to this behavior is that when your search version is a Greek or Hebrew version, the program will always use the English Keyboard Layout. This guarantees that all the characters you need to use in these versions will be available on the Keyboard. Some of the Hebrew characters are on keys not available on some non-English keyboards and it seemed like this was the simplest approach to take.

 

Please note that if you want to change Keyboard Layouts you should select a language from the top List Box, NOT a keyboard layout from the bottom List Box. The bottom List Box associates a particular keyboard layout with each language. This makes it much easier to change keyboard layouts because you don't have to search through a long list of layouts every time you want to change the layout. You just pick a language instead. This note applies to Automatic Mode as well as Manual Mode.

 

We do not recommend that you use the manual mode unless you need to resolve problems.

 


The Automatic Mode

 

In automatic mode the Keyboard Layout used by the Command Line will change automatically whenever the search version changes. The selections in the Keyboard Layout Window determine which Layout is used for each language. To change a setting simply pick the language and then the Keyboard Layout that you want to use. Windows 2000/XP/Vista users should see a list of all keyboards supported by the system and probably will not need to install any. If you do not see the Keyboard that you want follow this procedure:

 

1.       Click on the Start button.

2.       Select Settings | Control Panel.

3.       Double-click on the Keyboard icon

4.       In the window that opens, choose the Language tab.

5.       Click the Add button and select the keyboard layout you want.

6.       Repeat step 5 for all languages that you want to add.

7.       Windows will probably ask you to insert your Windows CD.

 

The currently loaded Layout will be displayed in the Status Window at the bottom of the BibleWorks screen. You may have to enlarge the window or remove some items from the Status Window in order to see it.

 


Setting a Default Non-Command-Line Keyboard Layout

 

As we said in the previous paragraph, the Automatic Mode causes the Keyboard Layout used by the Command Line to change to match the search version. For all other text entry in BibleWorks, the program will use the last Keyboard Layout specified by the Keyboard Layout Window. So when you exit the Keyboard Layout Window a new default Keyboard Layout is set and will be used for all non-Command-Line input. For example, suppose you are a German user and are currently searching a Spanish Bible Version. You would proceed as follows:

 

1.       To specify German as your default Layout, open the Keyboard Layout Window, select "Automatically", choose the German Language (NOT the German Layout in the bottom list) and exit.

2.       Now set LBA (a Spanish Version) as your current search version.

3.       As you use the mouse to alternately activate the Command Line and another part of the User Interface (like the Browse Window) you will see the Layout indicator on the Main Status Bar change back and forth between "SPA" and "GER".


Inserting Special Characters

 

As we indicated earlier in the section on Command Line Searches, there are a number of special characters that are used by BibleWorks to specify search type, grouping, wildcards, etc. on the Command Line. They are:

 

* ? [ ] { } / . \ ! ( ) ; # @ %

 


Non-English Keyboards

 

There are two problems that arise from the need to use these characters. The first is the fact that some of these characters do not occur on some non-English Keyboards. In those cases a special method is needed to enter them. We have provided several mechanisms to do this:

 

1.       If you press the INS key while on the Command Line the Keyboard Map will change to the standard English Keyboard. A flashing red square in the upper right part of the Command Line tells you that you are in this mode. You can then enter these special characters by pressing the appropriate English Keyboard character. Press the INS key again to return to your native language keyboard.

 

2.       RIGHT click on the Command Line and select "Code Insertion Buttons". This will add a row of buttons under the Command Line that you can use to add these special characters.

 

3.       RIGHT click on the Command Line and select "Insert Search Parameter Code". A submenu will open up from which you can choose the character that you need.

 


Problems with Greek and Hebrew

 

Since the Greek and Hebrew versions by default use the standard English Keyboard, there is no problem with inaccessible keys. No matter what keyboard you are using you should be able to access the keys to type Hebrew and Greek. Normally you don't even have to think about it. However a problem arises when you turn on accent-sensitive searching for Greek or vowel point-sensitive searching for Hebrew. Some of the keys used for the special control codes listed above are also used for accents or vowel points.

 

The solution we have implemented also uses the INS key to change input modes when accent-sensitive Greek or vowel-point-sensitive Hebrew modes are on. The INS key turns on a code insertion mode. For example, if the INS key is off (no flashing red box) the question mark key (?) key will produce a hateph-seghol vowel. If you press INS the same key will produce the ? wildcard.

 

Note that if you do not have vowel point-sensitive Hebrew or accent-sensitive Greek searching enabled, you do not have to use the INS key at all. You do not even need it for the final consonants on the numeric keys 1 through 4. BibleWorks converts medial to final characters automatically on the Command Line. If you want to type either a medial or a final letter nun, for example, just press the 'n' key.

 

Note also that for all languages, including Hebrew and Greek, you do not have to change fonts. The program will handle that automatically. For example, to type a Hebrew entry for a morphological search, you just enter the Hebrew part, then press @ to begin the code sequence, and the program will change the font to the correct font automatically.

 


Vietnamese Input

 

Version 9 of BibleWorks does not provide a Romanized Vietnamese input method. You can use a compatible Vietnamese keyboard to enter search strings. Otherwise you are limited to viewing the text and doing searches by double-clicking on words.

 


A Summary of BibleWorks Fonts

 

A number of TrueType fonts are installed with the BibleWorks program to display Greek and Hebrew text, as well as specialized symbols for lexicons and non-Roman character sets. The following fonts are available on the BibleWorks DVD.  Fonts shown in bold italics are installed automatically by BibleWorks and are necessary for full function.

 

bwcopm.ttf

The BibleWorks Coptic Font - Used in some modules.

bwgrkl.ttf

The default BW Greek font used for Greek text

bwgrkd.ttf

The same as bwgrkl but with dots under the characters

bwgrki.ttf

An Italic version of bwgrkl not used by BibleWorks

bwgrkn.ttf

A denser version of bwgrkl not used by BibleWorks

bwhebb.ttf

The default BW Hebrew font used for Hebrew text

bwhebl.ttf

A lighter Hebrew font not used by BibleWorks

hebrew.ttf

Identical to bwhebb but with a different internal name, for use with some problem versions of WordPerfect

bwcyrl.ttf

The default BW Cyrillic font used for Russian text

bwviet.ttf

The default BW font used for Romanized Vietnamese text

bweeti.ttf

The default Eastern European Times BW font. Currently used only in the Polish versions

bweess.ttf

The default Eastern European Sans Serif BW font. Currently used only in the Polish versions

bwsymbol.ttf

A symbol font used mainly to display specialized symbols in some of the lexicons supported in BibleWorks

bwtransh.ttf

A font containing transliteration characters for transliterated Hebrew text. It is used by the BHT version

bwlexa.ttf

A support font for BibleWorks Lexicons

bwlexs.ttf

A support font for BibleWorks Lexicons

sileotsr.ttf

The SIL Hebrew (Unicode) font

SBL_hbrw.ttf

The SBL Hebrew (Unicode) font

  GalSILR201.ttf   The SIL Galatia Greek (Unicode) font

 

Both the SIL Hebrew and Greek and the SBL Hebrew fonts come with distribution file sets from the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Society of Biblical Literature, respectively. They both contain documentation on the fonts and keyboard utilities. See the zipped files GalSilv201.zip and EzrSIL20.zip for the SIL fonts. See the zipped files "Biblical Hebrew (Tiro) keyboard v1.2.zip" and SBLHebrew-Distribution v1.11.zip for the SBL fonts. Only the three fonts at the end of the list above are installed by the BibleWorks installation program, but you may want to take a look at the documentation and utilities provided by SIL and SBL in these file sets.

 


Font Remapping

 

You can specify a font mapping file with which BibleWorks Greek and Hebrew fonts can be remapped when text is exported to a word processor. This allows you to export BibleWorks Greek and Hebrew texts in a format that is compatible with other mapping schemes and fonts. To access this capability go to the Options window, and select the Font Options tab. See Font Options for more information.


Transliterated Hebrew Characters

 

The BHT version in BibleWorks is a transliterated version of the Hebrew Old Testament. Many of these characters are mapped to ASCII characters above 128 and are directly accessible from the keyboard. However, when you are typing on the Command Line with the BHT as your search version you can press INS to enter a mapping mode that translates these characters to the English keyboard. The following table gives the English keys and the BHT transliteration characters to which they are mapped.

 

a

´

 

s

â

 

I

î

"

'

 

.

ü

 

p

ó

x

H

 

:

 

o

ö

j

 

?

é

 

O

ò

f

S

 

h

è

 

E

ô

v

š

 

y

Ê

 

u

ù

]

á

 

e

ë

 

A

û

q

à

 

H

Ë

 

`

º

w

ª

 

Y

ê

 

 

 

'

ä

 

i

ì

 

 

 

 


The Font Map Window

Clicking on this button will open up the BibleWorks Keyboard Window. This window contains a clickable BibleWorks Keyboard that shows you how to type characters in the various BibleWorks fonts. It is intended for Command Line entry. The BibleWorks Editor has its own utilities.

 

If you click on the "Keymap Tables" button in this window, the BibleWorks Key Map Window will open. This will display in a scrollable window all the characters in the fonts used to display Bible Versions in BibleWorks. The list box in the upper left corner enables you to change the font. The list box on the upper right permits you to change the size of the displayed font. This can be useful when displaying Greek and Hebrew fonts which have accents and vowel points which are not very legible at small point sizes.

 

The main purpose of the window is to help you locate characters for entry on the Command Line. If you double-click on a character in the list box it will be copied to the Command Line at the current insertion point.

 

Font Map Tables

 

The following section contains keyboard maps for BibleWorks Greek, Hebrew and Transliterated Hebrew fonts. All non-English Bible Versions use (by default) the Windows Keyboard Layouts that you have specified.

 


The BibleWorks U.S. English Keyboard

 

~

`

!

1

@

2

#

3

$

4

%

5

^

6

&

7

*

8

(

9

)

0

_

-

+

=

 

 

~

!

@

#

$

%

^

&

*

(

)

_

+

 

 

 

Q

q

W

w

E

e

R

r

T

t

Y

y

U

u

I

i

O

o

P

p

{

[

}

]

 

 

 

Q

W

E

R

T

Y

U

I

O

P

[

]

 

 

 

A

a

S

s

D

d

F

f

G

g

H

h

J

j

K

k

L

l

:

;

"

'

 

 

 

A

S

D

F

G

H

J

K

L

;

'

 

 

 

Z

z

X

x

C

c

V

v

B

b

N

n

M

m

,

.

?

/

 

 |

\

 

 

Z

X

C

V

B

N

M

,

.

/

 

\

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The BibleWorks Hebrew Keyboard (Bwhebb.ttf)

 

~

`

!

1

@

2

#

3

$

4

%

5

^

6

&

7

Ø*

8

Ø(

9

Ø)

0

Ø_

-

Ø+

Ø=

 

~

!

@

#

$

%

^

&

*

(

)

_

+

 

 

Q

q

W

w

ØE

Øe

R

r

T

t

Y

y

ØU

Øu

ØI

Øi

ØO

Øo

P

p

Ø{

[

Ø}

Ø]

 

 

 

Q

W

E

R

T

Y

U

I

O

P

[

]

 

 

 

A

a

S

s

D

d

F

f

G

g

H

h

J

j

K

k

L

l

Ø:

Ø;

Ø"

Ø'

 

 

A

S

D

F

G

H

J

K

L

;

'

 

 

 

Z

z

X

x

C

c

V

v

B

b

N

n

M

m

Ø<

Ø,

Ø>

Ø.

Ø?

Ø/

 

Ø |

Ø\

 

 

Z

X

C

V

B

N

M

,

.

/

 

\

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The BibleWorks Greek Keyboard (Bwgrkl.ttf)

 

~A

a`

!

1

@

2

#

3

$

4

%

5

^

6

&

7

*

8

(

9

)

0

_A

a-

+A

a=

 

 

~

!

@

#

$

%

^

&

*

(

)

_

+

 

 

 

Q

q

W

w

E

e

R

r

T

t

Y

y

U

u

I

i

O

o

P

p

{A

a[

}A

a]

 

 

 

Q

W

E

R

T

Y

U

I

O

P

[

]

 

 

 

A

a

S

s

D

d

F

f

G

g

H

h

 

j

K

k

L

l

:A

a;

"A

a'

 

 

 

A

S

D

F

G

H

J

K

L

;

'

 

 

 

Z

z

X

x

C

c

VA

av

B

b

N

n

M

m

a<

a,

a>

a.

a?

a/

 

a |

\

 

 

Z

X

C

V

B

N

M

,

.

/

 

\

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The a and A shown with Greek accents and, on the following page, the a shown with Hebrew vowels are not printed. They are shown to illustrate accent and vowel point positions.



The BibleWorks Hebrew Keyboard in More Detail (Bwhebb.ttf)

 

 

 

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

 

 

 

!

a"

#

$

%

&

a'

a(

a)

a*

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

a+

a,

-

a.

a/

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

56

57

58

59

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

8

9

a:

a;

a<

a=

a>

a?

@

A

B

C

D

69

70

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

aE

F

G

H

aI

J

K

L

M

N

aO

P

Q

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

R

S

T

aU

V

W

X

Y

Z

[

a\

a]

^

95

96

97

98

99

100

101

102

103

104

105

106

107

a_

`

a

b

c

d

ae

f

g

h

ai

j

k

108

109

110

111

112

113

114

115

116

117

118

119

120

l

m

n

ao

p

q

r

s

t

au

v

w

x

121

122

123

124

125

126

127

128

129

130

131

132

133

y

z

a{

a |

a}

~

 

 

 

 

a…

134

135

136

137

138

139

140

141

142

143

144

145

146

a†

a‡

a‰

Œ

 

 

 

 

a‘

a’

147

148

149

150

151

152

153

154

155

156

157

158

159

a"

a"

a•

a–

a—

a™

a›

œ

 

 

Ÿ

160

161

162

163

164

165

166

167

168

169

170

171

172

 

£

¤

173

174

175

176

177

178

179

180

181

182

183

184

185

 

 

µ

·

¸

¹

186

187

188

189

190

191

192

193

194

195

196

197

198

º

»

¼

½

¾

¿

À

Á

Â

Ã

Ä

Å

Æ

199

200

201

202

203

204

205

206

207

208

209

210

211

Ç

È

É

Ê

Ë

Ì

Í

Î

Ï

Ð

Ñ

Ò

Ó

212

213

214

215

216

217

218

219

220

221

222

223

224

Ô

Õ

Ö

×

 

 

Ú

225

226

227

228

229

230

231

232

233

234

235

236

237

238

239

340

241

242

243

244

245

246

247

248

249

250

251

252

253

254

255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The BibleWorks Hebrew Accent Character Codes

 

Many of the Hebrew accents in the BibleWorks Hebrew font have multiple instances so that the accents can be placed at different locations. The following table lists the multiple instances. Positions of the codes are in order of decreasing distance from the right side.

 

Accent

BW Character Codes

Soph Passuq

96

Segolta

232

Zarqa, Sinnor

233

Pashta, Azla Legarmeh

145

Pashta (with previous left)

146,147

Telisha Parvum

251

Paseq [separator]

159

Yetib

133

Dehi or Tipha

226

Mugrash

247

Telisha Magnum

251

Ole or Mahpakatum

241,242

Geresh or Teres

248,247

Gershajim

250,249

Azla or Qadma

146,147

Illuj

236,237

Shalshelet (mag,parv)

166

Zaqep Parvum

234,235

Rebia (Magnum=Parvum)

170,169

Sinnorit

171,172

Pazer

135,179

Pazer Mag or Qarne Parv

161

Zaqep Magnum

167,168

Mahpak or Mehuppak

152,219,220,221

Mereka

153,238,239,240

Mereka Kepulah

154,253,162,150

Tipha, Majela, or Tarha

155,222,223,224

Munah

156,228,229,230

Silluq [meteg (left)]

134,40,41,42

Meteg (right)

165

Tebir

136,178,177,176

Atnah

137,95,43,61

Galgal or Jerah

151,231,225,246

Darga

138,243,244,245

Telisha Qetannah (med)

148,149

Telish Magnum (med)

252,251

 


 

Installing the BibleWorks Hebrew Unicode Keyboard Driver

 

BibleWorks comes with two Hebrew Unicode fonts (Ezra SIL and SBL Hebrew). Many people have difficulty typing Hebrew using the standard Windows XP Hebrew Keyboard. If you are comfortable with the BibleWorks Hebrew keyboard you can continue using it, with some necessary changes due to the way Unicode works, in the BibleWorks Editor and any Windows Word Processor under Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

 

Installing the Driver

The first thing you have to do is install the Windows Keyboard driver. To do this open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the "keyboards" subdirectory under the BibleWorks Directory. You will find there two keyboard driver installation programs:  BWHeb.msi and BHebTiro(1.2).msi. The first is the BibleWorks Keyboard and the second is an Israeli keyboard provided by SBL. To install either keyboard just double click on the filename. Note that these keyboards are only useable in an application that support Unicode (like the BibleWorks editor and Word 2003). The keyboards can only be installed under Windows XP. More specifics of the BibleWorks implementation of the SBL Israeli keyboard are contained in the BibleWorks Frequently Asked Questions document available online at www.bibleworks.com/faq. 

 

Adding the Driver to Windows Text Services

After installing the driver you must configure Windows Text Services to use the Driver. The procedure to do that is as follows:

1.       Open the Control Panel by choosing Start | Settings Control Panel.

2.       Double Click on Regional and Language Options.

3.       Select the Languages Tab.

4.       Check the box labeled "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages" if it is not already checked.

5.       Click on the "Details" Button.

6.       Click on the "Add" Button.

7.       When the "Add Input Language" Window opens,  select Hebrew as the Input Language.

8.       Then Check the "Keyboard layout/IME check box.

9.       The select Biblical Hebrew (BibleWorks) from the menu and click on OK.

10.    Click on OK.

11.    When the Language Bar Settings Window Opens, check the box labeled "Show the Language Bar on the Desktop". This bar will be in the System Task Tray and permits you to easily change keyboards.

12.    Click OK and you are done.

For more details see the BiblicalHebrew(Tiro)Manual.pdf document which details the same procedures for use with the SBL Israeli Hebrew Keyboard. It is located in the keyboards folder.

 

The Font Mapping Table

The file BWHebLayout.pdf in your BibleWorks keyboards folder contains pictures of the Keyboard Layout used by the Keyboard Driver. The keyboard was designed for use with the SBL Hebrew font but it should work for most purposes with any Unicode Hebrew Font.