Hebrew

Hi all!

Im working in a project that uses FF DIN Pro in their identity logo lockup. They are going international and looking to translate their name onto different languages (Hebrew included). I can't find an Hebrew version of FF DIN Pro (or any other DIN). Im facing with the decision of finding an alternate typeface that could accommodate my needs. Please send help!

Hello,
Recently I've seen some examples of יהוה in Biblical text with אדני written under the final ה. Does anyone know of a font set with this as a set character perhaps similar to the Arabic الله?

Hi, all. Long time lurker, first-time poster. I'm working on a font project that includes an integrated set of Hebrew characters (actually, the project started out as a Hebrew font that grew to include a harmonious Latin script). Recently, the Hebrew characters (including the Shequel, but none of the other currency symbols) began "falling back" to TNR or some other default font, but only on Microsoft applications, including Word and Character Map. Other, non-Microsoft applications display the Hebrew characters correctly. I've done nothing to the OpenType script or any of the other "under the hood" stuff; I've just been drawing contours, adjusting bearings, etc. as I have been all along. Any idea what's triggering this?

I'm looking for a Hebrew typeface to pair with Poetica. I know this may be hard since it's a chancery italic but I was hoping one of you guys may have an idea. Below is a sample for your reference.

Side discussion: Did anything ever happen with Eric Gill's Hebrew typeface? Has it been digitized? I read on a blog it has been but was unable to find a version of it.

I was reading about this great open source project to develop a Latin font suitable for people with Dyslexia, OpenDyslexic. I began to wonder about the experience of Hebrew readers with Dyselxia. What is the best font? What is the worst font?

If there are no good fonts yet designed for Hebrew readers, this would seem to me a great challenge whereby Hebrew typographers could collaborate with one another and with the larger community in designing a better font. The GPL+Font Exception seems like the right license to facilitate such collaboration.

I'd love to learn what anyone knows about Dyslexia and Hebrew reading.

Aharon Varady
the Open Siddur Project
http://opensiddur.org

Hi guys,

Can you please explain to me the basics of kerning and how to do that with Hebrew fonts (I've heard that its a little bit tricky...)

Thanks,

- Or Harel

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Combined runic and Hebrew

This is a continuation on the post at http://www.typophile.com/node/94050, where I showed one way in which I approached the design task.
See here the samples of variations (images DKseraphyrGIF and DKzyrfarkGIF), including a version with greater conveyance of the runic style that I mentioned.

dear typophiles,
i write my ‘reading dissertation’ about hebrew secondary styles. now i am looking for hebrew type designs that create a set of styles (through structural change and within the same weight). i know about ismar david’s david (and linotype’s david hadash), henri friedlaender’s (unreleased) attempt of hadassah cursive and ben nathan’s days and nights. does one of you happen to know other examples / attempts that try to create a complementing style for highlighting within texts for continuous reading ?
many thanks in advance, nicole

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hebrew secondary styles

dear typophiles,
i write my ‘reading dissertation’ about hebrew secondary styles. now i am looking for hebrew type designs that create a set of styles (through structural change and within the same weight). i know about ismar david’s david (and linotype’s david hadash), henri friedlaender’s (unreleased) attempt of hadassah cursive and ben nathan’s days and nights. does one of you happen to know other examples / attempts that try to create a complementing style for highlighting within texts for continuous reading ?
many thanks in advance, nicole

Is there a fast way in Indesign to change biblical text imported from the internet the includes nikud into the appropriate unicode sign.

The imported text is built - letter, nikud, dagesh
I would like to change to - letter+dagesh glyph, nikud

Bentzi

Hello guys!

I've been desiging a Font in Hebrew, But I can't seem to find how to generate a Hebrew font in FontLab.

Let's say I've got all I need already, and I have FontLab. How do I create a Font in Hebrew? is there a Code Page for Hebew? How do I "turn it on"?

I'm very new in the typograhpy field, so every little detail is needed and will help me.

Thanks.

Hi everybody,

Im working on a font that includes latin1, hebrew and cyrillic.
I already designed all the glyphs. Now I need to know what should I do before generating the font.
I know is a big question, Im sorry, Im really lost in this step.

Thanks!

Hello -

Context:
As a packaging designer, my clients are often requesting that we add Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew texts on packaging.
More often than not, I receive 4 different types of text sources :

— 1.
A .PDF containing a scan of the text needed (so nothing more than a picture).

— 2.
A .PDF whereby I can select the text and copy it into MS Word® but the sentence is no longer the same as what I had copied from the .PDF file! (e.g. some of the characters are replaced by strange ones).

— 3.
A .PDF file where the client has inserted an annotation which displays correctly in the Acrobat® but the moment that I do a copy/paste into MS Word®, the whole sentence is inversed (text appearing left to right instead of right to left -> For Arabic).

— 4.

Good evening ladies and gents.

To keep it short, I've been working on this typeface for a while and I would be thankful to receive some feedback on it. It's condensed, and the idea came from that cryptic text at the bottom of movie posters that nobody ever reads. Except its purpose is not to be entirely invisible and that the design took many many turns since then.

I realize it looks a bit like URW Grotesk Condensed, although I was actually unaware of that until recently.

So far, I really feel I'm not doing this font a lot of justice - in that, it is too plain, too boring, and has little personality. Or maybe I've just been looking at it for too long. Oh and I made a tz ligature, just because I think it's pretty.

Anyway, here it is:

Shalom,

I'm looking for some literature on the subject. The development of the alphabet, different typographic (and calligraphic) styles and the likes.

Any "must have" books? Books you'd recommend in general?

thanks.

This is treatment I did of 18th century Armenian calligraphic style. Its the first letter of Armenian Alphabet - AIB (alpha, alef).

Dear Admin, I would also propose to create a Armenian Letters sub-forum in Special Interest Groups. I am sure that there are quite many Armenian font designers who are here and would join. Hrant Papazian is at least one of them I know :)

So I'm starting on my first serious Hebrew companion to a font in the works. I'm far from professional or even good, I'd say. Either way, I found that resources about Hebrew text are very rare, and while I could fine plenty of resources about latin character design, I find myself doing mostly guesswork when it comes to Hebrew.

So I managed to figure out a lot of things by myself just from looking at how existing known fonts look: shin connects to the left side, samech is kind of like a lowercase sigma as opposed to final mem, and so forth. But still, I know virtually nothing besides.

Hello,

I'm looking for a Bold Condensed / Compressed that matches "Solano" only with Hebrew Characters?

Does anyone know where to head to?

Thank you

Alex

I have just released the Hebrew Font Shuneet Version 2.0
which now includes a family of different weights. These are Shuneet Light, Shuneet Thin, Shuneet Book, Shuneet Normal, Shuneet Demi and Shuneet Heavy. Each has a matching set of Latin and numeric characters.

There has been some discussion in this forum as to what 'matching' should mean in this context. I take it to mean that a block of Hebrew text and a block of English text should look well together. Also foreign words or sentences embedded in a block of Hebrew text should not detract from the appearance of the Hebrew.

An interesting 'discovery'...

The letters alef and lamed can form a ligature. That said, a combination of two characters - alef & lamed. What about one character..... an upside-down.... final pe?

See this old siddur:

A district court in Israel held that the inclusion of Guttman Keren in the Office suite violated the plaintiffs' rights in the font Koren, designed by Eliyahu Koren.

The (interesting) decision in Hebrew can be found here: http://www.psakdin.co.il/kAnnex/nws_nllb_1.pdf

I'm designing a blog for a theologian, which means he'll be occasionally writing in (biblical) Hebrew and Greek. If possible I'd like to steer off the beaten path and use a webfont. Do you know of any webfonts that offer this kind of language support?

[I initially thought of Gentium, which would be a great choice, but the webfont version only includes the Latin alphabet.]

Thanks in advance for your help.

EDIT: just noticed Gentium does indeed include WOFF files for Gentium Plus, but I'm trying my best to avoid self-hosting the files. Still, I guess there's my first typeface for the list. Any others?

Hi,

Can anyone help find a hebrew font that looks most like KarnakPro-Bold

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/redrooster/karnak-pro/bold/

this is for a translation of the site: http://test.wegetmore.com to hebrew.

thanks,

I’ve been working on a family of multiscript monospaced bitmap screen fonts, and I’d appreciate your comments.

Some remarks in advance:

Could you guys critique my school research project?
I modulated the Hebrew type over the Western type system, using the Minion Pro as basic typeface.
Hope you like it.

Enjoy :)

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Western-Hebrew/1591909

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