Most of these fonts are installed and enabled automatically. Others can be downloaded using Font Book, which is in your Applications folder. Fonts that can be downloaded appear dimmed in Font Book.
These fonts are available only to documents that already use the font, or to apps that request the font by name. Some are older fonts that were included with earlier versions of macOS or Apple apps.
You can use Font Book to install and remove fonts, validate and resolve duplicate fonts, and restore the standard fonts that came with macOS Monterey. For more information about Font Book, choose Font Book Help from the Help menu in Font Book.
The importance of sharing documents with Unicode 4.0+ compliant Hebrew fonts was underlined for us in early 2010, after the liturgy of a popular siddur was contributed to the Open Siddur Project with a public domain declaration. The format of the file shared was a PDF, and unfortunately, most of the text rendered in the PDF was encoded with old proprietary Hebrew fonts made by a commercial font foundry, Elsner+Flake. These fonts were developed prior to the standardization of Hebrew in Unicode. Efraim and I made some progress in attempting to convert the documents but so far we have not been successful. (Perhaps you can help convert them.) The contributor had no other copies of the liturgy except for what was contained in the PDF shared. The entire sad episode indicated the need for publishers of digital documents to prepare their documents in open standard formats, with text encoded with open standard fonts. (You are free to try your hand at converting the two documents (1, 2) which were shared by the Avi Chai Foundation. [Update: Since first posting this, YZahn reported some progress in converting these files to Unicode: 1, 2.)
It is often a wonder how certain typefaces, designed over a hundred years ago and residing in the Public Domain, can nevertheless be restricted by software licenses. After all, even new typefaces in the United States and Canada cannot be copyrighted; only the underlying software logic in digital fonts that control the placement of letters and diacritics can be copyrighted. While the art may be in the Public Domain, the underlying logic may be considered software and thus be protected by copyright. The good news is that many digital fonts use the underlying font logic written by John Hudson which itself is freely licensed open source software (with the MIT license).
To display the Hebrew Bible text your system uses a default unicode font. The text display will be acceptable for Windows Vista or newer operating systems. Whereas older Windows systems may show serious text display errors.
In order to provide a readable and precise display of Hebrew Bibletexts at www.academic-bible.com we recommend you to use the open-type SBL-Hebrew font. This font was especially developed by the SBL-Font-Foundation for the display of Hebrew Bible texts. It contains all characters and special characters that are needed for scholarly Hebrew Bible texts. A Greek Font is also available.
The SBL-Hebrew font is protected by copyright law. It may be used for private and academic purposes. In spite of the free of charge private use, the distribution via internet (usage on other websites) and the use in publications is not allowed without written permission. As a member of the SBL-Font-Foundation the German Bible Society is allowed to use the font on its websites.
The downloaded SBL_Hbrw.zip-file has to be unzipped. Then the files have to be copied into the Windows-Font directory ((C:\Windows\Fonts). The font will be used automatically to display the Hebrew text at www.academic-bible.com. You'll find further technical information in the Font-documentation PDF-file.
Duble-click the downloaded font-file. A new window will appear. Please click "install font" at the bottom of this window. The font will from now on automatically be used to display Hebrew text an www.acadmic-bible.com. You'll find further technical information in the Font-documentation PDF-file.
After installation the font can also be used in other software as text processing programs. It can therefore also be used to write Hebrew text. Please note that the German Bible Society istn't able to offer support concerning the SBL-Hebrew font. In case of technical problems you'll find support at the SBL-Font-Foundation.
If you have text files typed with the pre-Unicode SIL Ezra font, they will have to be converted to Unicode to use with this font. Mapping files are available for download below (after the font packages). These can be used with TECkit and/or SIL Converters.
If you have text files typed with the pre-Unicode SIL Heb Trans fonts, they will have to be converted to Unicode. TECkit mapping files for SIL Heb Trans fonts are available here and can be used with TECkit and/or SIL Converters. Any font with full Latin support should be adequate for Hebrew transliteration (see Doulos SIL, Charis SIL, or Gentium for an acceptable Unicode font for transliteration of Biblical Hebrew).
As these fonts and utilities are distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. Note: Version 2.51 is the final release of the Ezra SIL fonts.
Please note that these fonts are intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using these fonts is not a trivial matter. The most effective technical support is usually provided by an experienced computer user who can personally sit down with you at your computer to troubleshoot the problem.
Try copying and pasting each of these verses into a plain text editor like Windows Notepad, and you should see the difference between the actual Greek characters used by Unicode and the masked English characters used by the BibleWorks font.
Yes, there are lots of Hebrew fonts in OS X and iOS. You don't need to worry about them. To type Hebrew, in OS X you go to system preferences/keyboard/input sources and add a Hebrew keyboard, then select it in the "flag" menu at the top right of the finder. In iOS you go to settings/general/keyboard/keyboards/add keyboard and add a Hebrew keyboard, and then select it using the "globe" key.
Any use of the BibleWorks fonts is permitted as long as the font files are not sold or modified, and as long as BibleWorks LLC is openly acknowledged as the copyright holder. Fonts are made available on an as-is basis without warranty or claim ofsuitability, and BibleWorks technical support for use of the fonts cannot beprovided.
This copyright notice must be displayed in any distributed works using the fonts, along with a note asking others to comply with displaying and preserving the copyright, if they also distribute any derived publications. Exception: No display of the copyright notice is required on not-for-profit hard copy or formatted document (e.g., PDF) handouts to students in an instructional setting.
I am trying to follow the instructions below in order to install hebrew to work with Latex on a mac (Lion) running TexLive. The script seems to be outdated in so many ways... Could someone help me to get the font installation process right?
First, you might get around this whole issue by using xelatex, which supports system-wide fonts. If you use babel with Hebrew you're probably out of luck, though - you will have to install the Hebrew fonts, including jerus10, deads10, etc.
As long as the font specified in the \newfontfamily line is installed on the system you're running XeLaTex on. In this case it's Hadasim CLM Regular, which is available from the Open Siddur Project, among other places.
The second command must be done as root. The installation process assumes that the texmf dir resides in /usr/share/texmf and that the culmus fonts reside in /usr/share/fonts/hebrew . To override this settings append to the above command "CULMUSDIR=/path/to/culmus/" and/or "TEXMFDIR=/path/to/texmf" (both without the quotes).
The last line first: apt-get is a package manager for Linux. Mac has MacPorts, Fink and the ubiquitious Homebrew, which is what I use. MacPorts has a package for texlive-font-utils, but I didn't want to install a whole new package manager just for this. I'm literally adding a handful of Hebrew characters to a document at this point.
Searched my system for texlive-font-utils. The Tex interface I'm using is the TexShop GUI for OSX. I say I'm using it, but actually it's just the means by which I installed Tex. In actuality I'm doing everything via the command line and TextWrangler text editor.
In my travels I somehow came across and an installer for the basic GUI-less TexLive package: -tl-unx.tar.gz. When you download and run that package by double-clicking the install-tl package, first you may get a Warning from Apple and need to go to your System Preferences > Security to "Allow installation of packages from non-Apple or Apple certified developers", then it runs a combination of Perl and Python scripts to download the 2Gigs of content that make-up TexLive. I went to bed during this process.
So right now there are two version of TeX installed on the machine. The one referenced in the log above, located at /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-darwin, and the one from the GUI I had downloaded. Since I haven't added the new one to my PATH yet, I can find out the location of the binary for the GUI: 2b1af7f3a8