SIL Hebrew Font System Features
For Macintosh users, the SIL Hebrew GX fonts, when used with QuickDraw GX-savvy applications, automatically align vowels and cantillation marks (without the requirement of additional keyboarding utilities, although they are still recommended) and include many additional features and alternate forms. Texts are maintained in "spoken" order, are linguistically pure, and a single text can be used for display in Hebrew or in transliteration. For WorldScript users, a script file that provides some of these extra features is also included.
The SIL Ezra GX font provides a greatly extended form of Ezra, giving much better contextualization. Numerous features, such as viewing texts with or without vowels or cantillation marks, and alternate forms of the 25 cantillation marks, are included and are "user-selectable". Using the font in conjunction with the SIL Heb Trans GX font allows a single text to be viewed in Hebrew or transliteration with just a font change.
Sample text in Ezra GX font
With No Cantillation Feature
With No Vowels Feature
With Alternate Cants Feature
The same text in transliteration
The transliteration font encoding matches the Hebrew font encoding.
The SIL Ezra GX font can also be used in any fully-compatible WorldScript application. However, it will not give any better contextualization than the non-GX fonts. Certain users may find this more acceptable than using the non-GX fonts. SIL GX fonts do not work with any Nisus© product. We also regret that due to technical restrictions, the GX transliteration font does not function in WorldScript.