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#1 Brad Pribbenow

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

Hi.

 

I am having some errors with pasting Unicode from Accordance into MS Word for Mac (2011). I have attached a screen shot to show what I'm encountering.

 

For starters, the Hebrew pointing is not working--the pointing appears in its own "space" (my non-technical term) rather than in the same "space" as the Hebrew consonant.

 

Also, letters--both in Hebrew and in Greek--which have some sort of special accents appear as square blocks.

 

FYI: I have have the Unicode font chosen as my export font, and the default font is Times New Roman.

 

Any help on this?

 

Brad

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#2 Helen Brown

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:56 AM

Which Mac OS? Which version of Accordance?


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#3 Brad Pribbenow

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

I am running OS X 10.9.4. 

 

I am running Accordance 10.4.3.2.

 

Note: I tried to do an App Update from within Accordance in order to get to 10.4.4 (is that the latest version?) but it says I have the latest version. 


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#4 Rick Bennett

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:05 AM

Word for Mac does not support RTL languages properly. At best you can do single words, but even then the results are not great. Some other recommendations are LibreOffice (OpenOffice.org), Mellel, and Nisus Writer Pro.

 

As for the Greek, that's a font issue. Times New Roman does not support all the code points used in Greek (even in your shot you can see several letters are using a substituted font, likely Lucida Grande). If you want something similar use Times. The SBLBibLit font is also pretty good for English and other languages, though I do not particularly like the scripty feel of the Greek.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:46 AM

Word for Mac does not support RTL languages properly. At best you can do single words, but even then the results are not great. Some other recommendations are LibreOffice (OpenOffice.org), Mellel, and Nisus Writer Pro.

 

As for the Greek, that's a font issue. Times New Roman does not support all the code points used in Greek (even in your shot you can see several letters are using a substituted font, likely Lucida Grande). If you want something similar use Times. The SBLBibLit font is also pretty good for English and other languages, though I do not particularly like the scripty feel of the Greek.

 

 

I agree - I personally prefer to use the Linux Libertine font for rendering Greek text. Or Palatino Linotype. Both do a much better job than SBL Greek/BibLit.
But I still use the latter for Biblical Studies papers though, seeing that it has become the unofficial standard font of choice for these things. (Fortunately, SBL Hebrew isn't completely horrible to look at.)



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

Personally I'm using the Cardo font by David Parry from Tyndale house : for Greek. It's supposed to do Hebrew but I've not tried it. I use in LibreOffice on both Mac and Windows.

 

thx

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Personally I'm using the Cardo font by David Parry from Tyndale house : for Greek. It's supposed to do Hebrew but I've not tried it. I use in LibreOffice on both Mac and Windows.

 

thx

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Ah, I can see why - it does look quite good. Now I have three fonts to choose from! Choices, choices...






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