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#1 DWray

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:39 PM

How can I add BibleWorks Greek and Hebrew fonts to the eSword font library?



#2 Josh Bond

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:43 PM

Aren't those fonts installed with Bibleworks? If so, and you have Bibleworks installed, go to e-Sword. Click Options > Fonts, and choose the font you want for Greek and Hebrew.

 

The suitability of BIbleworks fonts for e-Sword resources depends on whether it's a legacy font or a unicode based font. A simpler way of saying the same thing: if the Greek/Hebrew appears garbled after selecting a Bibleworks font, then don't do that.

 

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#3 APsit190

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:12 PM



Aren't those fonts installed with Bibleworks? If so, and you have Bibleworks installed, go to e-Sword. Click Options > Fonts, and choose the font you want for Greek and Hebrew.

 

The suitability of BIbleworks fonts for e-Sword resources depends on whether it's a legacy font or a unicode based font. A simpler way of saying the same thing: if the Greek/Hebrew appears garbled after selecting a Bibleworks font, then don't do that.

 

Josh

 

Hi Josh,

Just want to add a thought to what you said, and hope it proves to be helpful to all.

 

To everyone else,

The thing about fonts in one program verses another program does not mean that the font will work any better in the other program, especially non Roman (non Latin) fonts. If you look at e-Sword's Font Dialog (accessed from the Options menu), the default font type is already selected for these kinds of languages. The "Powers To Be" (aka, Rick Meyers) set these fonts to be, what I call, the best fonts for e-Sword to read non Roman (non Latin) text.

 

e-Sword's Default Font Options Dialog

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Now, what comes next is really important.

 

About the only time that a font needs to be added, is if a particular resource requires it. The best example of this is Ancient Hebrew Lexington of the Bible. This resource uses a unique type of font that normally isn't used and is required by it in order to enable it to display the ancient Hebrew characters. However, the fonts used for this resource does not have to be set up in e-Sword, but is "read" by e-Sword directly from the Database file.

 

Now, from what I seem to understand, when it comes to particular Greek and or Hebrew font choices for a particular resource which comes from another source, and one which e-Sword doesn't normally use, then that resource should have the font name written in the Database file, and if that font is installed on the PC, then e-Sword should be read that font. The font does not need to be changed in the Default Font Options dialog.

 

I am aware this is quite a technical matter, and I hope that this hasn't daunted anyone or gone over anyone's head, but that it is helpful.

 

Blessings,

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Edited by APsit190, 17 November 2014 - 02:15 PM.


#4 DWray

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 03:51 AM

Thanks guys. My real issue is this: i have the Bibleworks fonts and want to make the bgrkl Greek font my default Greek font in eSword. though I have it accessible in my font inventory available to run under eSword, it is not among the available inventory for deault selection. If I just knew where to locate the directory, couldn't I just add it? Same for Hebrew.

Thanks, 

Dan wray





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