Friday, October 16, 2009

In the Beginning

בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ

For those of you who don't read Hebrew, that's the text of Genesis 1:1. I've just installed the Tyndale Unicode Font Kit, and I just typed the first thing in Hebrew that came to mind.

This is my first attempt using the Cardo font and Unicode to try to post Hebrew text. I'm planning to embark soon on a series of posts exploring inner-biblical and post-biblical interpretations of creation and God as the Creator (which may explain why Gen 1:1 was the first thing that came to mind). I thought it might be useful for that series to be able to post Hebrew examples. More soon.


  1. Of course, Doug, whether you have Cardo installed is irrelevant to what your readers see. :-)

  2. Does that mean you can't see my Hebrew text? I've been trying to find an easier-to-use Hebrew Unicode font and keyboard layout and liked Tyndale's. SBL hebrew with the Tiro keyboard layout was never intuitive enough for me and I was slow typing with it. I've never tried to use Hebrew fonts on the blog before, so if there's a potential display issue or something I should know . . . please help.