December 27, 2011 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #601336
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.December 27, 2011 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #839933
Did you try Davka?December 27, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #839934
Yes. Their Unicode fonts don’t support nikud.December 27, 2011 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #839935
try fontyukle.net -they have tons of free downloadable fonts-please make sure you are norton’edDecember 27, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #839936
Did you try fontzone? (not font-zone)December 28, 2011 1:21 am at 1:21 am #839937
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?December 28, 2011 4:03 am at 4:03 am #839938
I didn’t try it.December 28, 2011 6:59 am at 6:59 am #839939
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.December 28, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am #839940
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 linkDecember 28, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #839941
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?December 28, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #839942
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?December 28, 2011 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #839943
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,
Good Luck!December 28, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #839944
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.December 29, 2011 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #839945
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.December 29, 2011 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #839946
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?December 29, 2011 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #839947
The problem is that for most of these Hebrew fonts there is no bold font — they only come in one face.December 30, 2011 12:45 am at 12:45 am #839948
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.December 30, 2011 12:52 am at 12:52 am #839949
Fontpark and fontyukle have Frankruehl bold.December 30, 2011 5:51 am at 5:51 am #839950
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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