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#1 dgarrett

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 05:51 PM

I'm a Bib. Heb. student, and am trying to write a paper that includes a lot of Hebrew. Would someone please help me figure out how to insert a qamets or shwa into a final kaph, "embedded" like you would a dagesh? I use Mellel and Unicode fonts, e.g. Lucida Grande.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:33 PM

Qamets is shift+option+j to get it into a final form. I'm having trouble finding the shewa...

I apologize, this is for the Yehudit font. I'll leave it in case others might find it helpful though...

Edited by Robb Brunansky, 15 November 2006 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:14 PM

If you use Accordance (not in Unicode to exportable to Unicode), or Mellel, it should insert the correct accent after the prior letter. MS Word does not fully support Hebrew.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:28 PM

I'm a Bib. Heb. student, and am trying to write a paper that includes a lot of Hebrew. Would someone please help me figure out how to insert a qamets or shwa into a final kaph, "embedded" like you would a dagesh? I use Mellel and Unicode fonts, e.g. Lucida Grande.

As Helen notes, if you need to just cite biblical forms, you can turn on the Unicode export option in the Greek & Hebrew preferences, and just paste from the BHS-W4 text into Mellel.

Lucida Grande's Hebrew vowels and pointing do not render well in OS X. I recommend the free SBL Hebrew Unicode font, which Mellel has very good contextual suport for, and renders these vowels very nicely. These are the OS X Hebrew-QWERTY layout key combinations, regardless of position relative to the consonant:

Qamets = shift-a
Shewa = option-zero
and as a bonus,
Dagesh = option-period

Note that Mellel properly renders the dagesh and qamets on the final kaph as in Num 6.25.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:06 PM

Thank you! SBL Hebrew works like a champ. It is the only font I could find that will create the correct final kaph. Again, thanks. DG




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