Computers & Writing Systems
SIL Hebrew Font System Documentation
Ezra and Unicode
This SIL Hebrew Font System is a pre-Unicode or “legacy” font system. It provides a means of working with biblical Hebrew texts in an encoding created by SIL in 1995. These fonts are superceded by Unicode-encoded Hebrew fonts, such as Ezra SIL.
The transliteration fonts in this package were made obsolete with the advent of Latin Unicode fonts, available with any newer OS. Only a keyboard is helpful (not required) for typing Hebrew transliteration. See last item in Ezra SIL package or Hebrew-Greek Transliteration Unicode Keyboard for Macintosh for two examples.
SIL Hebrew Font System Pages (Obsolete)
The files listed here give the complete documentation provided with the SIL Hebrew Font System.
This release includes new installation instructions for Windows 2000 and XP only. Original installation instructions for Windows 3.1 and Macintosh are part of the package as are installation instructions for Windows 95 and later.
The TechDoc.pdfs included in the release provide:
The keystrokes shown in these charts require use of the Keyman (Windows) or the SILKey 1.2 keyboarding utilities. Keyman and SILKey are not included in the SIL Hebrew Font System package and must be downloaded separately.
This documentation requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The SIL Hebrew Font System package includes the following documentation files: