Hebrew Fonts

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  • #601336

    msseeker
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    The old Hebrew fonts don’t work well with the newer programs. I’m looking specifically for the font Frank Ruehl, to use with nikud. The fonts from Masterfonts are terribly expensive ($125 one font). Is this the new normal? Does anyone know where I can get a better price for a NEW font, compatible with Word 7 and InDesign? Thanks a lot.

    #839933

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Did you try Davka?

    #839934

    msseeker
    Member

    Yes. Their Unicode fonts don’t support nikud.

    #839935

    seeallsides
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    try fontyukle.net -they have tons of free downloadable fonts-please make sure you are norton’ed

    #839936

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Did you try fontzone? (not font-zone)

    #839937

    msseeker
    Member

    Thanks a lot, everyone for your input.

    The font from fontyukle and fontzone don’t either work well.

    DY: Does font-zone have new fonts?

    #839938

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I didn’t try it.

    #839939

    ronrsr
    Member

    Myfonts.com has a very nice Frank Ruehl Hebrew for just $25 – I have some others, too, on my computer upstairs.

    Some are free – particularly if you have Microsoft Windows already, I believe you can use any of the Hebrew fonts that come with Hebrew Windows, many of which were designed by Shmuel Guttman, whom I once had the honor of working with.

    #839940

    sem graduate
    Member

    here’s a link to a site that will give you the font frank-reuhl for free… http://www.4shared.com/file/cfUedbvq/Frank_Ruehl.html if you’re looking for something else, you can google the name of the font then download free – it’ll usually show you which sites offer it. For example, I did frankruehl font free download and thats how I got to the above link

    #839941

    seeallsides
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    i don’t have nikud but in windows 7 word 2010 most of the fonts work fine – are you having problem in word or just in nikud?

    #839942

    msseeker
    Member

    Wow, thanks everyone. All those free or cheap fonts are apparently the old ones. They look fine in Word, but when I PDF the file, the bold letters are corrupted. Also, sometimes when I type in Frank Ruehl, a diff font appears instead and I have to restart my computer to get it back. Davka’s Unicode fonts work very well but don’t accept nekudos. Frank Ruehl is the clearest font, but nikud is a must for me. I’ll spend $125 if I have to, but I wonder if the $25 one would work. Ronsr, would you know?

    #839943

    seeallsides
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    i think the font is jumping out of frank ruehl and giving you times new roman or arial when you hit the alt, highlight the whole area and make it complex fonts frank ruehl, that should get rid of the weirdo characters. now when you print to pdf and get weird characters, try to use save as in word, and save it as a pdf, see if it is still weird chards. You might give Cardo a try,

    http://scholarsfonts.net/cardofnt.html

    Good Luck!

    #839944

    msseeker
    Member

    Thanks, SeeAllSides. “try to use save as in word, and save it as a pdf” – I don’t see this option in Save As. I’ll try Cardo.

    #839945

    ChicagoBubby
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    The reason the bold letters look corrupted in the PDF is that the fonts do not have a true bold face. When you bold a font in Word (that doesn’t have separate bold face installed), Word bolds it by outlining the letters, thus messing it up in the PDF. Most quality fonts contain separate faces for bold (which Word automatically uses when you choose to bold the font) and those will work properly.

    I am not aware offhand of fonts containing nikud which have the separate bold faces. There is a good font with nikud called Ezra SIL, but it doesn’t have a bold face.

    #839946

    msseeker
    Member

    Thanks, CB. I looked for Frank Ruehl Bold but I can’t find it. But why did I never have this problem with the older Word?

    #839947

    ChicagoBubby
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    The problem is that for most of these Hebrew fonts there is no bold font — they only come in one face.

    #839948

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Msseeker,

    How are you converting to PDF?

    I use a free PDF printer such as Primo PDF or cutepdf writer.

    Is the PDF for viewing or printing? Sometimes a PDF will print more nicely than it shows up on the screen.

    #839949

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Fontpark and fontyukle have Frankruehl bold.

    #839950

    msseeker
    Member

    DY, I use PDF Factory. It’s not that it doesn’t print nicely, it’s totally corrupted (like the US gov.).

    Fontyukle’s Bold downloads as plain Frank Ruehl MF. I’ll try it though. Thanks again, folks.

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