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Ezra SIL - Previous Versions

NRSI staff, 2007-10-03

Table of Contents for this web page:

Previous Versions

This page contains versions of Ezra SIL previous to the currently released version. See the main download page for current versions, including any beta versions that may be available. That page also contains information on contributors, installation, use, and related packages.

Version 2.5

Please note

Text typed for version 2.0 of the fonts will display legibly using version 2.5, with only minor errors, but text typed for version 2.5 will not display acceptably using version 2.0 fonts.

There is an updated mapping and instructions in the package for the newer version.

Changes from Version 2.0:

  • Five new code points have been added
    • U+05A2 HEBREW ACCENT ATNAH HAFUKH is an alternative form, not found in Codex L or the printed BHS, so it should not be used routinely. It is accessed by  alt  +  2 .
    • U+05C7 HEBREW POINT QAMATS QATAN is an alternative form not found in Codex L, or the printed BHS, so it should not be used routinely. It is accessed by  alt  +  A  or  alt  +  O .
    • U+05C6 HEBREW PUNCTUATION NUN HAFUKHA is accessed by  alt  +  N . To add a dot, follow  alt  +  N  by  alt  +  shift  +  , .
    • U+05C5 HEBREW MARK LOWER DOT is accessed by  alt  +  ' .
    • U+05BA HEBREW POINT HOLAM HASER FOR VAV is defined for use only with U+05D5 HEBREW LETTER VAV. The keyboard does not give direct access to this character, but only in combination following vav.
  • The underlying handling of holam-waw combinations has changed, but this should be transparent to the user:
    • For vocalic holam-waw: type ow or Ow
    • For consonantal waw-holam: type wo or wO
  • When two vowels are typed in succession, as in the Qere perpetue for Jerusalem, the keyboard inserts a CGJ between them.

Download Ezra SIL 2.5 package

The Ezra SIL Hebrew Unicode Font package is available as a self-extracting archive, zip, or kmp (Keyman package) file. To download:

DownloadsInstallation and Use
Ezra SIL 2.5 fonts release (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2007-06-15
Download "EzraSIL25.zip", ZIP archive, 616KB [6019 downloads]

This download contains the fonts, documentation for installing the fonts, documentation for mapping files and mapping files. It does not contain any keyboards. If you need a keyboard you should download the Keyman package below instead of this .zip file.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Ezra SIL 2.5 fonts release (Windows self-extracting)
NRSI, 2007-06-15
Download "EzraSIL25.exe", Windows application, 684KB [24473 downloads]

This package contains the same files as EzraSIL25.zip. As an .exe, this is mainly for Windows users. Once the package has been downloaded, you can double-click on it to install the files in a temporary folder. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

Note that this .exe does not install the font for you. This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Ezra SIL Unicode 2.3 keyboard and Ezra SIL 2.5 fonts (Keyman package)
NRSI staff, 2007-06-15
Download "EzraSIL25.kmp", Keyman keyboard package, 891KB [2741 downloads]

This package contains the same files as EzraSIL25.zip plus the Keyman keyboard and documentation files for the keyboard layout. The Keyman keyboard is version 2.3.

This keyboard was developed for keyboarding Hebrew. For guidelines on who can use Keyman and for downloading, go to:  http://www.tavultesoft.com. The “Ezra SIL Unicode 2.3” keyboard is designed to work with the Ezra SIL font which is a part of this package. However, you can use this keyboard with any Hebrew Unicode font.

If you download this package, you must have Keyman already installed. You can just double-click EzraSIL25.kmp to install the keyboard package and font. Once installed, documentation can be found at Start / All Programs / Ezra SIL Unicode 2.3. Other files (including documentation and mapping files) will be found here (or a similar path): C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataTavultesoftKeymanKeyboard_PackageEzraSIL25. An Israeli keyboard layout (using Microsoft's MSKLC) is available from here:  http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLHebrew.aspx.
Ezra SIL 2.5 source and font release (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2007-06-15
Download "EzraSIL25_Src.zip", ZIP archive, 998KB [1636 downloads]

This package contains the same files as EzraSIL25.zip plus the FontLab, VOLT, Word, Excel and Keyman source files. However, it does not contain the pdf files since the source files are included.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Ezra SIL 2.5 fonts release (Debian package, GNU/Linux)
NRSI, 2007-06-15
Download "ttf-sil-ezra_2.50-1_all.deb", Debian Linux Package, 197KB [1389 downloads]
This Ubuntu package contains the fonts, licensing information and source files. The installation procedure is simple: go to the folder where you have downloaded the .deb package, type sudo dpkg --install ttf-sil-ezra*, then type in your password and everything will get neatly installed (on newer versions of Ubuntu you can now simply double-click on a deb and it will launch the installer). Further information can be found here:  SIL repository for Ubuntu
Mapping files for SIL Ezra encoded files to Unicode
NRSI staff, 2007-06-15
Download "EzraSIL25MappingFiles.zip", ZIP archive, 245KB [3597 downloads]

This package contains just the mapping files and Conversion documentation. All of these are included in the above packages, so this is just for download if you only want the conversion package.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips.

Version 2.0

Please note

Text typed for version 2.0 of the fonts will display legibly using version 2.5, with only minor errors, but text typed for version 2.5 will not display acceptably using version 2.0 fonts.

There is an update mapping and instructions in the package for the newer version.

Distribution Restrictions

SIL International (SIL) is an organization of linguists dedicated to the study and promotion of the thousands of languages around the world. SIL’s Non-Roman Script Initiative (NRSI) serves SIL by developing products to assist in the publication of linguistic texts.

As a service to the general academic community, we are happy to make this package available at no charge. You may (and are encouraged to) share this package with your friends and co-workers, but with the restrictions below.

Before downloading the Ezra SIL Hebrew Unicode Fonts package we ask that you read the following distribution restrictions and license.

  • All files must be copied together, including this one.
  • No fee may be charged for the font.
  • They may not be used as a basis for other fonts.

Even though these fonts are freely distributable, SIL retains all copyright and ownership of the included font and keyboard and reserves the right to restrict their use and distribution at any time. They may be placed on websites, etc. but cannot be included in (or bundled with) any commercial product including hard disks or CD-ROMs without specific written permission.

License

License Terms

You may freely share this font and keyboard with others, but with the following restrictions:This is a legal agreement between you and SIL International (SIL) covering your use of the Ezra SIL Hebrew Unicode Fonts. Be sure to read the following agreement before using the software. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND DESTROY ALL COPIES OF IT.

This copyright software is distributed as freeware. You may use this software without any charge and may distribute to others. The software is owned by SIL and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the software like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or musical recording).

Commercial distribution of the software is restricted without permission of SIL. If you wish to distribute this software contact SIL for details on obtaining a license.

You may not rent or lease the software, nor may you modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software.

If you violate any part of this agreement, your right to use this software terminates automatically and you then must destroy all copies of this software in your possession.

THE SOFTWARE AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SIL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SIL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR RELATED DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF SIL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision of the Agreement shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

The software and documentation is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS.

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of The Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at 252.227- 7013.

Manufacturer is SIL International, 7500 West Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, Texas, 75236, United States of America.

If you agree to the above license and distribution restrictions, please continue on to the Fonts Download instructions.

Fonts Download

The Ezra SIL Hebrew Unicode Font package is available as a self-extracting archive, zip, or gzip file. To download:



Download

Ezra SIL 2.0 fonts release (Windows self-extracting)
NRSI, 2004-02-10
Download "EzrSIL20.exe", Windows application, 3MB [36841 downloads]

-OR-

Download

Ezra SIL 2.0 fonts release
NRSI, 2004-02-10
Download "EzrSIL20.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [24494 downloads]

-OR-

Download (Note that this font is dependent on OpenType for diacritic rendering.)

Ezra SIL 2.0 fonts release
NRSI, 2004-02-10
Download "EzrSIL20.tar.gz", gzipped tar archive, 3MB [5703 downloads]
Extracting the Files:
  • After the download is complete, use File Manager or Explorer to select the drive and folder where the EZRSIL20 file was downloaded.
  • Double-click on the EZRSIL20 file. This will extract the files to the folder "Ezra SIL Release 2.0" in the location of your choice.
  • Once the files are unzipped, look in the newly created Documentation folder for the Installation Guide (Installation Guide 2.pdf).
  • Print out and follow the instructions in this document to install. Working with Hebrew requires special settings in Windows.

Alternate Methods of Obtaining the Package — Small Zip and FTP

For users with difficulty downloading large files, the release has been divided into two parts, available below. When combined, they make up the entire release.

Download

Ezra SIL Fonts Release 2.0 Small Zip 1
NRSI, 2004-02-10
Download "EzrSIL20_1.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [3963 downloads]

-AND-

Ezra SIL Fonts Release 2.0 Small Zip 2
NRSI, 2004-02-09
Download "EzrSIL20_2.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [3132 downloads]

The full release is also available via FTP:

FTP to ftp.sil.org. Log in as "anonymous" and give your email address as the password. Do these commands, using the appropriate filename. EZRSIL20.exe is used in the example below:

cd [.fonts.win]
binary
get EZRSIL20.exe

Release History

2007-06-15 Windows OpenType Unicode Version 2.5.

2004-01-08 Windows OpenType Unicode Version 2.0.

2002-09-30 Windows OpenType Unicode Version 1.1. Minor documentation changes only.

2002-09-11 Windows OpenType Unicode Version 1.0.


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