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Thread: Problem with breaking hebrew text in Word

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    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Problem with breaking hebrew text in Word


    I'm having some problems with breaking the hebrew text (WTT) in Word. If I paste the text (or type it), and press enter somewhere in the middle of line to move the second half of text in second row, he does the opposite! The first half goes in second row, and second half stays in first row. Here's an example:

    Normal text:

    `~ymiWc[] ~ykil'm. gr:h'w> ~yBir: ~yIAG hK'hiv,

    text with enter:

    `~ymiWc[] ~ykil'm.
    gr:h'w> ~yBir: ~yIAG hK'hiv,

    Do you have any ideas? Anything is useful! Thank you!


  2. #2

    Default Hebrew fonts

    In order to make line breaks work correctly, you need to switch to a true left-to-right Unicode Hebrew font such as SBL Hebrew. It's a little work to install (you have to install a foreign-language keyboard as well), but well worth it. Here's the link:

    Once you have it installed, set BibleWorks to export Hebrew in that font. Post again if it's not clear how to do that once you get there.


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    See the FAQ posted here for an explanation of why your Hebrew text is not wrapping correctly. You can get non-Unicode text from BibleWorks to appear to wrap correctly in your word processor fairly easily, but you need to understand the limitations explained in this FAQ.

    If you want to just go Unicode as Chris suggests above, that works also but then you'll need to educate yourself about Unicode fonts. I would suggest beginning with the FAQ's posted here and here.

    Charlie Gibson

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    Thank you both! I've modified export fonts options and the text breaks good now! One more question: if I want to type with SBL hebrew in Word, I need to install tipo keyboard driver, found in bibleworks directory?

    Thank you very much!


  5. #5

    Default Unicode Hebrew keyboard drivers


    Once you have Windows Hebrew right-to-left support installed you'll also have the Israeli Unicode keyboard available, but this keyboard layout is not very helpful for most people who know Hebrew as a second language. BibleWorks comes with a Unicode keyboard driver that allows you to input Unicode Hebrew with the same keyboard layout used for the original non-Unicode BibleWorks Hebrew font (bwhebb). For details see the FAQ posted here.

    I hope that helps.

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