Hebrew Text And Fonts Essay, Research Paper
Hebrew Text and Fonts
Today’s written language is quickly becoming history. Just as the carved
tablet has become a conversation piece in the archeologist’s living room, the
written language is quickly becoming as ancient as the dead sea scrolls.
A new form of visual communication is taking over the entire world.
Languages from across this widespread planet are now becoming more accessible
to ever culture. As the pen and pencil begin to disappear into the history
books, keyboards and monitors are making it easier for people to communicate in
fast and effective ways.
The Hebrew Language has always been mysterious and bastardized, composed
of ancient Greek and Egyptian symbol derivatives. The language eventually
became independant, although it remains very mysterious, and is used mainly by
the Israelites. Hebrew writing has now taken a new form , a form of which the
English language has taken for many years. This new form called ?type? is not
new by any means, however, up until a few years ago, it was impossible to find a
Hebrew Typeface on any word processing unite unless it was a specialized
typewriter made in Jerusalem. The new Hebrew type has now been transformed
into a computer compatible typeface found in two forms; script and print. The
script form of the Hebrew type is equal to the commonly used italic form of the
English typeface. Hebrew print form is a more linear and boxy form of the
The Hebrew fonts and word processing software is easily downloadable to
anyone though access to the internet. These programs are not compatible with
English software but work on their own to allow for the ease of typing and
printing of Hebrew documents. They also allow for communication and access of
the Hebrew language through the internet and e-mail.
Through this new step we see that the written language has taken another
step forward in it’s evolution. Language has become more easily understood
by other cultures and has diminished the distance and the miscommunication
between what at times seems to be a completely different world.