SBL Greek Font Released (BibleWorks 8)
We just posted a BibleWorks 8 font update containing the new SBL Unicode Greek font ("SBL Greek"). A new version of the BibleWorks executable has also been posted. The new version uses the SBL Greek as the default Unicode Greek font, but unless you change the font in Setup, this doesn't occur until you initialize the BibleWorks INI file.
When you get the patch the font file (SBL_Grk.ttf) will be placed in your BibleWorks root folder. You must manually install the font using the Windows Control Panel Fonts Applet.
This is an advance copy of the font. The official release on the SBL Web site is imminent.
Unable to use the SBL Greek fonts
I'm having trouble using the new font. Here's what I've done:
1 - Patched up to 8.0.007q.1 (A) which includes the new executable and fonts. When I go to get new updates, it now says "no new updates".
2 - Open the control panel, browse to the BW8 folder and install the fonts. What is interesting is that before I install the fonts, I can click on each of the other fonts and see a sample of what they look like. Each of the BW*.ttf fonts show Greek or Hebrew samples, but the SBL_grk.ttf looks like plain old Times New Roman.
3 - After installing the font, I have tried both Word and BW8 editor to use the font, and it never actually shows Greek. It's as though the SBL_greek font wasn't even a Greek font.
The first time I went through this, I did reboot, though I tried this again by deleting the fonts, reapplying the patch, and reinstalling the fonts. Same thing.
Anyone have any suggestions?