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    Default convert bwhebb.ttf to unicode

    Does anyone know of a macro for use in word that will convert Bible Works Hebrew font to Unicode?

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    Default New program by Galaxie Software

    Hi, Andrew,

    Galaxie Software (Hampton Keathley) was debuting at ETS a program that does this very thing.

    You can find it at http://www.galaxie.com/store/product.asp?ProductID=27

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    Default Galaxie unicode fonts

    I wish there were more information on the product at the website. It does not say anything about BibleWorks fonts or any fonts other than Galaxie fonts as far as I can tell. If it allows for the conversion of other fonts it would be nice to include that in the product description.

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    Default Limited...

    I spoke with Hampton @ ETS and got the impression that it was limited to just the conversion of Galaxie fonts.

    That could be a wrong impression, but I would think that if could do "any" font that would be a powerful tool and they would advertise it as such.
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    Post Is it that easy?

    I'm not a font expert by any means, but to get a macro to convert the BibleWorks font to Unicode or vice versa wouldn't it be as "easy" as it is with the Greek-Unicode macro that others have done? In other words, isn't all that is needed just for someone to make the approriate character map so they know what swaps for what and that's your macro?

    The other thought i guess is that the new BibleWorks editor should be able to do this automatically from what I've gathered of the descriptions given.

    Mike
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    Default New Editor

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hanel
    I'm not a font expert by any means, but to get a macro to convert the BibleWorks font to Unicode or vice versa wouldn't it be as "easy" as it is with the Greek-Unicode macro that others have done? In other words, isn't all that is needed just for someone to make the approriate character map so they know what swaps for what and that's your macro?

    The other thought i guess is that the new BibleWorks editor should be able to do this automatically from what I've gathered of the descriptions given.

    Mike
    MDiv Student Concordia Seminary
    MA Classics Student Washington University
    Your first statement is correct, it is not "rocket science," just takes time.

    However, you are correct too, that the new editor has been advertised to take away these issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Ciampa
    I wish there were more information on the product at the website. It does not say anything about BibleWorks fonts or any fonts other than Galaxie fonts as far as I can tell. If it allows for the conversion of other fonts it would be nice to include that in the product description.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Fleener
    I spoke with Hampton @ ETS and got the impression that it was limited to just the conversion of Galaxie fonts.
    I figured I'd point this out:
    Also included in this package are font conversion macros for Microsoft Word 2000 or later which allow you to convert many other manufacturers old-fashioned Greek and Hebrew fonts to the Galaxie old-fashioned Greek and Hebrew fonts. And you can then convert Galaxie Greek and Hebrew to Unicode. (Quoted from the Galaxie Software Site on 12.1.04)
    So it looks like it will convert BWgrkl/hebb into non-Unicode Galaxie fonts and then convert the non-Unicode Galaxie fonts into Unicode.
    Jim Darlack - Associate Director of Goddard Library /
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    Jim,

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    Lightbulb I asked Hampton Keathley

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Ciampa
    I wish there were more information on the product at the website. It does not say anything about BibleWorks fonts or any fonts other than Galaxie fonts as far as I can tell. If it allows for the conversion of other fonts it would be nice to include that in the product description.
    ... and here's what he said:

    the program handles graeca, graecaII, bwgreek, sgreek, supergreek and the corresponding hebrew versions of each
    I also do mounce's fonts.

    I thow away hebrew cantillations in the process of converting other fonts to galaxie fonts

    I've had a couple customers that extensively tested the graeca/hebraica stuff and it works great. I won't swear that the bwgreek/bwhebrew is perfect, but it should be close - and we're quick to fix problems if customers send us the offending document

    The conversion process is - click the "bwgreek" button to get from bwgreek to galaixe greek then click the "Galaxie Greek to Unicode" button to go to Unicode Greek
    same 2 step process for hebrew

    Hope that's helpful

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    Default Great clarification

    I guess I missed the info Jim Darlack has now pointed out to me (assuming it was there when I first checked). That and the other clarifications help a great deal.

    Thanks!

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    Roy E. Ciampa, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of New Testament
    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    130 Essex Street
    South Hamilton, MA 01982

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