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An OpenType Font System for Hebrew Grammar is needed because most people, even Bible enthusiasts, Jews and non-Jews, no longer know Hebrew Grammar, or barely know the basics of Hebrew grammar.
Knowledge of Hebrew Grammar remains in the private domain of very few people. And they know it so poorly that they can not express ideas about Hebrew Grammar intelligently. They are expects in one area or a few areas of Hebrew Grammar, but ignoramuses in other areas. Evidence of this lack of knowledge, I have sought for almost two years for logical explanations and clear definitions of many seemingly basic ideas of Hebrew grammar, only to finally realize this increasingly dismal situation.
I want to create an OpenType Font System for Hebrew Grammar, so that people with knowledge of Hebrew Grammar, albeit limited, will have some of the graphic software tools to transfer that knowledge to another generation, and so on. My hope and goal is that in a few generations, things will improve a great deal, and Bible and Hebrew enthusiasts will not be in the situation that we find ourselves today.
The OpenType Font System for Hebrew Grammar that I am creating now will require a year or two to complete. Not only will I standardize Hebrew grammar glyphs to represent each concept in Hebrew grammar, but I will create an OpenType Font System for Hebrew Grammar that automatically marks up Biblical Hebrew and Vocalized Hebrew text data with these new Hebrew grammar glyphs, like John Hudson has done already in his SBL-Hebrew font for the furtive patach, or patach genuvah in Hebrew.
In this way, a Hebrew text will have Hebrew grammar symbols appear and placed automatically in their correct positions, even though the userof the font software does not know to place them their correct placement.