Hebrew

Hebrew (and other) text - can anyone identify?

Hello,

A friend found the following bit of paper in the back of a drawer in an old desk. They didn't know what it was but liked the text so framed it and put it on their wall. There are Hebrew characters in the text but some other non-Hebrew characters as well as a seal. Can anyone tell what the scripts are and what the text says? The text is one long string followed by the seal so I took a photo of the entire text. You'll need to zoom in on the text in order to read it.

Since the image is wider than the supported size, I've also attached the image as a file attachment.

Thanks,

Zev

DIN in 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!

Hebrew "falling back" in Microsoft applications

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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?

Hebrew Pair for Poetica?

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.

Best (and worst) Hebrew fonts for people with Dyslexia

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

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

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

Hebrew in FontLab - how?

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.

generating font for hebrew, cyrillic & latin1

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!

•  How can I correctly recuperate/extract Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew text?

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.

Director - a WIP I need some feedback on (Latin + Hebrew)

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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:

Armenian Calligraphy: AIB letter, 18th century &

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 :)

Newbie design tips for Hebrew companions to latin fonts?

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.

New version of the Hebrew Font Shuneet

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.

Microsoft ordered to compensate Masterfont et al for including Guttman Keren in Office suite

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

Webfont that supports Latin, Greek, and Hebrew alphabets?

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?