BUG: 5.2b Beta 4 Mac Lost Ezra SIL (again)

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 8 2014 5:34 PM

This bug is especially annoying as MS Word for Mac will not recognize the presence of SBL Hebrew. Please give me a quick fix.

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Angela Murashov | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 9 2014 7:48 AM

Jack Caviness:
This bug is especially annoying as MS Word for Mac will not recognize the presence of SBL Hebrew. Please give me a quick fix.

I'm not sure why this is happening Sad I will create a case for a Developer to fix this asap. 

As a workaround please use the SBL Hebrew font for now until this bug is fixed. 

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 9 2014 1:00 PM

Angela Murashov:
As a workaround please use the SBL Hebrew font for now until this bug is fixed. 

That works for Logos, but causes a problem when pasting into MS Word which refuses to recognize the existence of SBL Hebrew.

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Josh Edwards | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 7:12 AM

Jack, I found this on the SBL Education Resources page (http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_FAQ.aspx)

"When I try to use SBL Hebrew in Microsoft Word for Mac OS X the font does not show up or the text does not display correctly. 

Microsoft Office 2011 does not support right-to-left languages. At this time, Microsoft has not announced that any support will be forthcoming.  As such, neither Office 2011, Office 2008 nor Office 2004 is a viable option for using the SBL Hebrew font. At this time, NeoOffice does not support the type of complex script layout that SBL Hebrew uses. As a result, consonants will display properly but vowels and other diacritics will not. There are several word processors, such as Mellel and Nisus Writer Pro, which do support the proper complex script layouts, and these are currently the best option. Additionally, users of Leopard (10.5) and later can edit text in Hebrew by using the SBL Hebrew font in TextEdit. For a more detailed explanation of using SBL Hebrew in OS X, please refer to the font manual."    It looks as if it's a MS Office 2011 problem. I don't know if this helps or not, but thought I'd put it out there.  Have a great day.
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Angela Murashov | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 9:39 AM

Angela Murashov:
I will create a case for a Developer to fix this asap. 

Great news! This should be fixed in 5.2b Beta 5 Big Smile

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 10:10 AM

Great news indeed

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 11:52 AM

Josh Edwards:
Jack, I found this on the SBL Education Resources page (http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_FAQ.aspx)

However, Ezra SIL does work with MS Word 2011 for Mac, and it does work in R to L. It is true that MS Word for Mac does not support R to L, but it can be made to work with Ezra—even with mixed Hebrew and English.

I will admit that this is a pain to format and that it takes a bit of planning.

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Josh Edwards | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 5:19 PM

That's what I get for not reading the title. <blush>

Back under my rock... Stick out tongue

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 11 2014 3:02 AM

Josh Edwards:
Back under my rock... Stick out tongue

Actually, your previous post did make some valid points. Have no experience with Nisus, but Mellel handles R to L languages very well. Unfortunately, Logos has chosen to marry the Personal Book tool to MS and the docx format Sad.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 11 2014 3:54 AM

Jack Caviness:
Mellel handles R to L languages very well. Unfortunately, Logos has chosen to marry the Personal Book tool to MS and the docx format

If anyone should happen to want Mellel, it's 50% off right now: http://deals.macupdate.com/deal/16032/mellel.

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