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06-30-2006, 12:11 PM
Update: BibleWorks Executable (7.015g)
Date: 06/30/06 at 12:10:07

This patch contains the latest BibleWorks 7.0 program executable. It fixes several font problems: (1) Fixes a problem with Unicode export of NET Bible notes. Some characters that do not occur in typical Unicode fonts, like Fraktur P, though in bwgrkl, will be exported as non-Unicode using the same character in bwsupp. (2) a major rework of the way Hebrew accents are displayed is under way. There should be fewer overlaps now. NOTE: you will need to apply the latest font update. Then manually reinstall bwgrkl, bwhebb and bwsupp from the BibleWorks root directory.

This is a NOT a preview version. No access code is needed to download this patch.

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07-01-2006, 09:43 AM
Mike, Will you be a little more specific as to what needs to be done to manually re-install the fonts from the Bible works root directory?


Michael Hanel
07-01-2006, 10:06 AM
Mike, Will you be a little more specific as to what needs to be done to manually re-install the fonts from the Bible works root directory?


Go to Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Fonts (or if you're not in Classic View: Appearance and Themes -> Fonts (in the left handside of your screen under See Also)

In the Fonts folder Delete BwGrkL, BwHebb and BWSupp (you can right click and delete)

Then in this folder you can go to File Menu -> Install New Font

In the Folders, redirect it to where you have BibleWorks installed typically C:\Program Files\BibleWorks 7\

When you do this, a few fonts should pop up in the window saying "List of Fonts" Here you will click on BwGrkL, BwHebb and Bwsupp and hit Ok to reinstall them.

07-01-2006, 11:02 AM
I doubt this is a font issue, but rather a mapping issue. Anyway, I'm still getting gibberish when I open the BW keyboard and then choose Hebrew. This was fixed a few versions ago, but has now appeared again in the last several updates.

Mark Eddy
07-02-2006, 12:17 AM
Does anyone else see blanks in the thin verticle lines in the new bwhebb font? I see them on my machine in BW7 and in Scott's post to this thread. These gaps in the letters make them harder to read for me.
Mark Eddy

07-02-2006, 02:09 AM
The new version of Hebrew font BWHEBB looks fuzzy on my computer screen. The other fonts don't and BWHEBB didn't look fuzzy before. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it still looks the same.

David McKay
www.gontroppo.blogspot.com (http://www.gontroppo.blogspot.com)

07-02-2006, 08:02 AM
Gontroppo wrote: "The new version of Hebrew font BWHEBB looks fuzzy on my computer screen. The other fonts don't and BWHEBB didn't look fuzzy before. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it still looks the same."

From this description it would appear that the problem is with the font alone, and not with the computer or with BW. I am assuming that the BWHEBB font appears fuzzy wherever it occurs. (Search Window, Browse Window, Lexicon Window, etc.) Try copying some Heb text, using this font, into your word processor or copy-and-paste to another app where you can paste text to view it there. Do you get the same result?

If the problem persists, then obtain another copy of the TTF file to install to your PC. (You indicated that you reinstalled it. From what source did you do so?) Also, try the font in different type sizes. (Don't forget to designate the font set to which you are making changes.)

I hope that this helps to resolve the problem.

Michael D Sanders
07-02-2006, 09:10 AM
I am having difficulty in choosing other highlight colors in the Editor, and I can't unhighlight portions that I highlighted yellow in attempting to open the highlighter utility that used to be in version 6. Does version 7 have a similar utility for the Editor that allows you to select various colors or make your own like before?

Thanks, Mike

07-05-2006, 09:43 PM
Hi Michael
I have tried reisntalling by removing the font from my C drive fonts folder and then reinstalling from the latest font you provided that I found in the BibleWorks 7 folder.

This does not appear to make any difference.

I have pasted some text into MS WORD. It looks the same, except it has a whole lot of wriggly red lines under it. [That's a joke: I understand why!]

Still looks fuzzy when I increase font size.

It does not seem to happen with other fonts. I guess it could be my eyes. Or the glasses I'm using, but curious why it is not a problem with other fonts.

07-08-2006, 08:33 AM
Hi people,
I've observed the same problem with the new version of bwhebb (or maybe it's rendering code): the vertical lines are too thin and in some glyphs partly disappear at all.
I'm using the 24pt size setting.

07-17-2006, 10:52 AM
I agree that the new bwhebb font is much rougher than the previous. There is no "rounding" of character strokes; it looks like a mechanical font (e.g. an OCR font) rather than a written font. Not very pleasant on the eyes. The previous hebb seemed much softer.

07-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Right click on the desktop and choose Properties. Click on the "Appearnace" tab and then the "Effects" button.
Make sure that "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts" is checked. This is especially important if you have an LCD screen.


07-18-2006, 09:36 AM
Thanks, Mike, that did help. Now the bwhebb edges are lightly fuzzied instead of harshly sharp. I used the "standard" edge smoothing, since the "clear type" method made all the other fonts fuzzy. Seems the "standard" only impacted the bwhebb, which is good. What changed about the Bwhebb to require this screen smoothing? (By the way, the printed font is fine.)

07-19-2006, 09:03 AM
Thansk for the tip, Mike. Clear Type makes the font look a lot clearer.

I think this tip had been published before, but I needed to do it again after a reinstallation.

I can never remember all these handy tips!

David McKay
www.gontroppo.blogspot.com (http://www.gontroppo.blogspot.com)

Ben Spackman
07-21-2006, 02:56 PM
Would it be possible to make the old BWHebb font available again? The new one is driving me nuts. On my laptop, I use regular smoothing, but it looks very fuzzy and hazy. If I change my smoothing to ClearType, the Hebrew looks good, but everything else doesn't.

I'm between a rock and a hard place.

Philip Brown
07-21-2006, 05:14 PM
You can access the old font from this link. (http://apbrown2.net/uploads/)


07-24-2006, 02:12 PM
I was in the same "hard place" as Ben, and it is a relief to return to the old bwhebb!! When I tried to use the standard screen-smoothing, it seemed the screen kept shifting between a heavy and light refresh, e.g. when I was working in Word.
Now, have I lost anything functionally by returning to this better-looking "old" font?


Philip Brown
07-24-2006, 10:54 PM
Most, if not all, changes in the new font were accent placement adjustments to avoid accents overlapping with vowel points.

I don't know enough about how fonts are created to even guess at why the changes caused problems.

01-23-2007, 09:27 AM
I have to say I love the new NEW BWHEBB fonts much better than the old NEW BWHEBB fonts. They're way more filled in. In fact, up until the recent change (what was it, 3 or 4 updates ago?), I'd been going with the old OLD BWHEBB fonts. I simply gave the old NEW BWHEBB fonts the "Really, its not you: it's me." speech. "My gimpy eyes, what can I say. (shrugs)" Presbyopia, visual geniza or geezer. One or the other. :)

06-20-2011, 01:40 PM
I am running OpenOffice Writer under Windows 7, and have installed the bwhebb font. But I cannot find how to generate the tiny < sign above a letter, to indicate which syllable receives the vocal emphasis ("accent").

For example, the Hebrew words "melek" (king) and "eved" (servant) both carry the emphasis on the first syllable, not the last. Most textbooks mark this with a < above the first consonant.

Can this be done with BWHEBB?

Mark Eddy
06-20-2011, 03:26 PM
What you seek is a generic Hebrew accent used in modern text books. It is not a Massoretic accent. So it is not one of the basic accents on the BW Hebrew keyboard. However, two forms of this accent are available in the bwhebb font, and can be accessed from the Windows Character Map, so that you can copy and paste them into a document using the bwhebb font. They are U+00F1 and U+00F2. I copied them and am pasting them here now:
They display correctly in the BW editor and other documents on your computer, but the program for this thread does not accept the BibleWorks fonts.
Mark Eddy