Automatic Sheva NA/NACH Qamats rachav/Qatan in an open type font

Primary tabs

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Typograph's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 May 2008 - 6:45am
Automatic Sheva NA/NACH Qamats rachav/Qatan in an open type font
0

A while back a question was reised if it would be possible to have an open type font that would make these distinction automaticly.

Well
I have developed a font that works 99.9% accurate with Taamey Mikra
arond 90% with Nikud and without Teamim

Stylistic sets 09-10: sheva na\nach qamats rachav/qatan dagesh kal/hazaq
Stylistic sets 03-04: to fix these glyphes un paragraph styles

So theres your ansawr

Typograph's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 May 2008 - 6:45am
0

...

Scott "Israel" Seldowitz's picture
Joined: 7 May 2007 - 12:08pm
0

I have been away since June or so, but expect to return actively in 2 weeks.

I was shown a source in the famous commentary on the Code of Jewish Law, regarding the Magen Avrahom's views on contextual placement of the shva-na.

There appears to be a grammatical view, based upon the Radak, with three levels of interpretation:
1. Minchas Shai - Shai L'Morah
2. Eliyahu achur - Gra - ArtScroll
3. R' Zalman Henna or Hanau - Chabad USA

There appears to be a contextual view, based upon the Magen Avrahom (based upon the Radak, R' David Kimchi).

Apparently, the view of the Magen Avraham is most accurate, with the other 3 views simply modifying or adding to the rules of the MA.

Hence, automatic shva-na placement will be based upon the MA, with 3 alternative versions.