Jump to content


Photo

Bug: Syriac ܫ not mapped to ש with Israeli keyboard


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 David Knoll

David Knoll

    Silver

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 09:14 AM

Searching for Syriac words is very difficult when it is impossible to enter the letter ܫ.

Instead of the expected character one receives a Gershuni ܔ which does not occur in the Peshitta OT at all.

10.4.3.2 Mac and Windows. 



#2 Helen Brown

Helen Brown

    Mithril

  • Admin
  • 8,021 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:heart in Israel
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

I don't think it was intended to use the Israeli keyboard for Syriac, sorry! The v key works in the regular keyboard, but if you have the Israeli keyboard set you can still use the Character palette to enter the ܫ.


Helen Brown
OakTree Software

#3 Pchris

Pchris

    Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Denmark
  • Interests:Old Testament Exegesis, The Ancient Near East, the Hamito-Semitic languages, Ancient Greek, Mythology
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 05:01 PM

If you're using a Mac computer, there is a great Syriac keyboard mapping layout called Syriac Jchill, and it works perfect when searching in Accordance. The web page http://bethmardutho.org/ has a link to the layout - and it also sports a wide range of neat Syriac fonts.

*Edit*

Coincidentally, the ܫ character is also assigned to "v" in the Jchill Keyboard layout..


Edited by Pchris, Yesterday, 05:06 PM.


#4 David Knoll

David Knoll

    Silver

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 05:56 PM

I don't think it was intended to use the Israeli keyboard for Syriac, sorry! The v key works in the regular keyboard, but if you have the Israeli keyboard set you can still use the Character palette to enter the ܫ.

I don't get it. I use the Israeli keyboard for Hebrew. Now every time I search Syriac I need to change my Accordance settings to the normal keyboard? and why does the Gershuni character need to occupy the ܫ? 


Edited by David Knoll, Yesterday, 06:14 PM.


#5 David Knoll

David Knoll

    Silver

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Accordance Version:10.x

Posted Yesterday, 06:04 PM

If you're using a Mac computer, there is a great Syriac keyboard mapping layout called Syriac Jchill, and it works perfect when searching in Accordance. The web page http://bethmardutho.org/ has a link to the layout - and it also sports a wide range of neat Syriac fonts.

*Edit*

Coincidentally, the ܫ character is also assigned to "v" in the Jchill Keyboard layout..

Thank you! I don't want to memorize yet another keyboard layout (though the Syriac layout is almost identical to the Arabic). Frankly I have a Syriac layout which I created for both Windows and Mac which corresponds to the Israeli layout, but someone I know who uses Windows asked me to report this.


Edited by David Knoll, Yesterday, 06:26 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users