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Keyboard Map of SPTiberian, a public domain Hebrew/Aramaic font

Created by:

Jimmy Adair, Scholars Press

Last modified:

13 December 1998

Modification 18 February 1998:

 

remove all vowels for final kaf except qamets, shewa

add single-word abbreviation mark

add sub-linear dots & circles for ms transcription

Modification 14 July 1998:

minor graphical correction

Modification 13 December 1998

Adaption dieses Textes für BibFor durch jmwiegard@nikocity.de

Description:

SPTiberian exists in both Macintosh and Windows versions, both with the same character and keyboard maps. By design, all characters in the font lie between decimal 32 and 127 (20x-7Fx, 040-0177), so they should transfer without problem over the Internet.The font is designed to follow the Michigan-Claremont encoding scheme (see http://purl.org/TC/TC-translit.html#Hebrew) to as great an extent as possible, though the vowel points have multiple forms to allow for proper placement with wide characters, narrow characters, and final kafs (and nuns).

The consonants are listed first in alphabetical order, followed by vowel points and then by other signs. Please note the distinction between upper and lower case in "key to push"; all shifted keys are so indicated. Also, note that vowels that are designed for wide characters (most letters) are all unshifted, whereas the corresponding vowels for narrow characters (gimel, waw, zayin, yod, nun) are shifted. Vowels that go with the final kaf (and nun) are mostly mapped to numbers

 

character

character description

key to push

)

alef

)

b

bet

b

g

gimel

g

d

Dalet

d

h

he

h

w

waw

w

z

zayin

z

x

het

x

+

tet

+

y

yod

y

k

kaf-initial/medial

k

K

kaf-final

K

l

lamed

l

m

mem-initial/medial

m

M

mem-final

M(

n

nun-initial/medial

n

N

nun-final

N

s

samek

s

(

ayin

(

p

pe-initial/medial

p

P

pe-final

P

c

tsade-initial/medial

c

C

tsade-final

C

q

qof

q

r

resh

r

#

sin/shin (without dot)

#

t

taw

t

a

patah (wide char)

a

A

patah (narrow char)

A - also furtive patah

f

qamets (wide char)

f

F

qamets (narrow char)

F

1

qamets (final kaf)

1

i

hireq (wide char)

i

I

hireq (narrow char)

I)

e

segol (wide char)

e

E

segol (narrow char)

E

'

sere (wide char)

'

"

sere (narrow char)

"

o

holem (wide char)

o

O

holem (narrow char)

O - also Mas abbrev, number mark

u

qibbuts (wide char)

u

U

qibbuts (narrow char)

U

;

shewa (wide char)

;

:

shewa (narrow char)

:

7

shewa (final kaf)

7

j

hatef-patah (wide char)

j

J

hatef-patah (narrow char)

J

v

hatef-segol (wide char)

v

V

hatef-segol (narrow char)

V

/

hatef-qamets (wide char)

/

?

hatef-qamets (narrow char)

?

&

sin dot

&

$

shin dot

$

@

dagesh (wide char)

@

%%

dagesh (narrow char)

%

,

dagesh (yod)

,

^

dagesh (alef)

^

{

rafe (wide char)

{

}

rafe (narrow char)

}

-

maqqef

-

.

sof pasuq

.

\

meteg (wide char)

\

|

meteg (narrow char)

|

_

dash

_

!

paseq, vertical stroke

!

 

space

Space