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John Parsons
05-07-2004, 12:57 PM
Shalom!

Is anyone using Hebrew fonts on their web pages, and, if so, are you showing the Hebrew via image files (using the <IMG> tag) or are you requiring visitors to download a Hebrew font?

Any insight here would be helpful to me. My web site is called "Hebrew for Christians," and teaches basic biblical Hebrew for new learners: http://www.hebrew4christians.com (http://www.hebrew4christians.com/). I am presently using graphic images to display Hebrew characters, but it would be a whole lot faster for me to be able to somehow use a font online.... (I understand that the newer fonts include unicode for Hebrew and Greek characters, but I wonder about the reliability of using this method).

Thanks again!

- john parsons
info@hebrew4christians.com

skaufman
05-07-2004, 01:24 PM
At our site for the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon (http://cal1.cn.huc.edu (http://cal1.cn.huc.edu/)), we rely primarily on unicode for our pages requiring massive amounts of text. Even so, we urge our users to download some of the better public domain Unicode fonts (particularly: "sbl hebrew" (http://www.sbl-site.org/Resources/default.aspx) and "Cardo" to have more pleasing results on screen, for the built in hebrew fonts of the new OS's leave something to be desired when implementing vowels.

I have not implemented any text with SBL-Hebrew using accent marks, but it should work well according to the manual.

Stephen A Kaufman
Prof. of Bible and Cognate Literature
Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati

Charlie
05-10-2004, 10:47 AM
Shalom!

Is anyone using Hebrew fonts on their web pages, and, if so, are you showing the Hebrew via image files (using the <IMG> tag) or are you requiring visitors to download a Hebrew font?...


John,

See my post to another thread here (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showpost.php?p=829&postcount=7).

Going Unicode with your site will set you up for the future, but for now it simply exchanges one problem for another.

Charlie