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rkastens
12-03-2012, 03:11 PM
For some reason I cannot find the Qamets. I am typing Bwhebb in MS Word and the Qamets should be where the English apostrophe is. However, while the other keys give me the correct Hebrew letter, the apostrophe key gives me a small left leaning mark about the Shin, not a Qamets below it. Anyone have any ideas?

Dale A. Brueggemann
12-03-2012, 04:26 PM
...the apostrophe key gives me a small left leaning mark about the Shin, not a Qamets below it. Anyone have any ideas?

To type several of the Hebrew characters, you need to turn of smart quotes in MS Word while typing.

rkastens
12-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Thank you! Turning off the smart quotes did it.

Ron

Dale A. Brueggemann
12-07-2012, 10:53 AM
Thank you! Turning off the smart quotes did it.

Actually, when I still used MS Word, I made three macros, each attached to an available Fn key:

Hebrew: This one turns off smart quotes and selects the BW Hebrew font.
Greek: This one turns off smart quotes and selects the BW Greek font.
Normal: This one turns on smart quotes and re-selects the Normal font.

DavidR
12-08-2012, 12:44 PM
At the risk of "seeming to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities" (Acts 17:18), let me suggest taking a look at a different word processor. Nota Bene is designed from the ground up for multilingual, scholarly use, including especially biblical languages. Typing vocalized Hebrew doesn't require changing any other settings, including smart quotes. You put in vowels--and cantillation marks as well--by pressing F6 and selecting from a popup; but after a few minutes the location of the vowels becomes second nature, and you're typing b F6 q to enter a beth with a qamets, for instance, too fast for the popup even to show on the screen. It has lots of other great features, including built-in bibliography and reference management. If you're interested, see http://www.notabene.com/.

Dale A. Brueggemann
12-13-2012, 04:32 PM
...look at... Nota Bene is designed from the ground up for multilingual....

And that's my own preference too. I've been using NB from about version 5 or so, and using it nicely alongside Bible Works. Certain tasks still force me to use MS Word, which in general reminds me of how much I dislike it. NB is a fine academic word processor, especially if you use the biblical languages, and I would hate to think of working without it.

SkipB
12-14-2012, 08:55 AM
When my computer is on, Nota Bene and BibleWorks are open. The ease with which you can type pointed & accented Hebrew and accented Greek in Nota Bene, saves hours of time. And in an academic setting there are features that really help you work smarter.