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Thread: Hebrew fonts for Web Pages

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    Question Hebrew fonts for Web Pages

    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. 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
    Last edited by John Parsons; 05-07-2004 at 01:00 PM. Reason: typo
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    Post Hebrew on the web

    At our site for the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon (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

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    Default Hebrew fonts web pages

    Quote Originally Posted by John Parsons
    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.

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

    Charlie

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