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Ben Spackman
10-17-2007, 01:38 PM
I need to find a font that can do Semitic transliteration, including dots and lines below the letter, e.g. d underline for dhal, etc.

I'm using Office 2007.

Any suggestions?

Thomas Dolhanty
10-17-2007, 04:29 PM
Hi Ben:

The font I've been using for Hebrew transliteration isn't bad - though I've had to add a couple of characters for my set-up (XP SP2; MS Word 2002).

Have a look at:

" http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=SILEzra " (http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=SILEzra)

I'm planning to create a transliteration keyboard, but have decided to wait until I upgrade to Word 7 and Vista in the next month or two.

Clinton Branscombe
10-17-2007, 05:40 PM
Try the keyboards (including installation program) made by David Instone-Brewer of Tyndale House. It is available for both Windows (http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/Download/TyndaleUnicodePC.zip) and Mac (http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/Download/TyndaleUnicodeMac.zip).

Transliteration is quite simple: Activate the Greek keyboard and then press the Caps Lock key. For transliteration most Unicode fonts should work. Personally I like the Charis SIL font.

Dale A. Brueggemann
10-17-2007, 05:49 PM
The most complete and elegant are by Phil Payne at Linguist Software. He's a master a font design.