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    Default 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.

    Enjoy!

    Mike

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    I know this is a really naive question, but if Unicode is supposed to be able to have more space for more characters, why does SBL need a separate Hebrew Unicode font? Shouldn't a single font file have both the Unicode Hebrew and the Unicode Greek in one? Or will they be combining the two once they have all the bugs worked out in the Unicode Greek?

    In any event, thanks for the integration. Hopefully this helps make things more standardized in the future.
    Michael Hanel
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    Default SBL fonts combined

    According to John Hudson who designed the SBL fonts, once both fonts have stable versions, there will be a combined font called SBLBibLit.
    Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGVH View Post
    According to John Hudson who designed the SBL fonts, once both fonts have stable versions, there will be a combined font called SBLBibLit.
    [unnecessary political jibe]Wow, keep these people away from government jobs.[/unneccessary political jibe] It seems like they know what they're doing then. Great!
    Michael Hanel
    PhD candidate Classics Univ. of Cincinnati
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    How exactly do yo install it using the font applet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricH View Post
    How exactly do yo install it using the font applet?
    Download and install the patch. The font will automatically install next time you reboot. It's either in the patch description itself or in that dialogue box of the patch itself, once it's unpacked and stating you need to restart BW, that this info is presented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hanel View Post
    I know this is a really naive question, but if Unicode is supposed to be able to have more space for more characters, why does SBL need a separate Hebrew Unicode font? Shouldn't a single font file have both the Unicode Hebrew and the Unicode Greek in one? Or will they be combining the two once they have all the bugs worked out in the Unicode Greek?

    In any event, thanks for the integration. Hopefully this helps make things more standardized in the future.
    That was a few days ago, early in the thread, and a brief reply was given. It might help to read John Hudson's more full reply from the SBL fonts forum.

    The executive summary is that classical Hebrew/polytonic Greek have complex demands still best met by specialized fonts for those with specialist needs. The all-in-one Massive Font (TM) will be your Swiss Army Knife, not your linguistic scalpel.

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    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.i really appreciate it
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