Installing the Tyndale Unicode Font kit
for Hebrew, Greek and Transliteration
in Windows XP

 

 

The following instructions look long, daunting and complicated. They are not.

These instructions are very detailed, covering the process one little step at a time,
to make sure that you don’t get lost. Follow them slavishly and they will work.

If they don't work, try again – you won't do any harm by re-running it.

 

 

When you are finished you will have two new fonts and keyboards: Greek & Hebrew.

As well as these, you will have access to many symbols and marks needed for transliteration
or for marking up manuscripts. All of these are included in the wonderful Cardo font
by David Perry which is part of this installation.

 

If you already have a previous version of these keyboards installed, run the installer twice.
The first time it will remove the old Hebrew & Greek keyboards, and the second time it will install the new ones.

 

Click here to find the installer for Greek & Hebrew Unicode fonts.

 

 

Click on “Save” and save it to your desktop (or somewhere else where you can find it later).

 

 

When it has finished downloading,

 

 

 

Click “Next”

 

 

Click “I accept” and “Next”.

The long text file includes mainly information about the program and brief installation instructions.

 

 

Click on “Next” to accept the default location, or change it if you wish.

The amount installed here is very small because most of the download consists of the font.

 

 

Click on “Next” to confirm the name of the folder in the Start menu.

 

 

Click on “Install” to confirm what you have already decided.

 

 

Wait while Hebrew is being installed. When it is finished you will see…

 

 

Click on “Close” then wait while Greek is installed, after which you will see…

 

 

Click on “Close” and brief instructions for the rest of the installation appears.

 

 

Click on "Next" to finish the installation.

 

 

Leave the two boxes ticked so that the printable summary and instructions

on how to use the keyboards and fonts will open.  Click on "Finish".

 

On the Taskbar (by default on the bottom right of your screen) you should

see "EN" for "ENglish". This is the Language Bar.

 

 

Click on the “EN” and the installed keyboards are listed:

"EN" = English

"EL" = Greek (‘Ellenica)

"HE" = Hebrew

Click on one to select it.

You can also use toggle between them using Alt-Shift.

 

If you do not see it, right-click on a bare part of the taskbar,

then hover over "Toolbars" and tick "Language bar".

 

 

 

You have now finished installing, and you can now delete the large file TyndaleUnicodePC.zip from your desktop.

 

You are ready to use the new keyboards.

To learn how to use these fonts, see "How to…" files in the Instructions folder

(click on the Start button and look in Tyndale Unicode Kit).

 

 

No Hebrew?

If you can't see "HE" you haven't successfully installed Hebrew.

The most likely reason is that the most likely reason is that

Right-to-Left language facilities were not ticked when Windows was installed,

so it needs to be installed now.   To do this:

- Open the Control Panel: "Regional and Language Options"

- Click on the tab "Languages" and tick "Install… right to left"

- Click "OK" and restart the computer (you may be asked for your Windows CD). .

 

Then run the installer again.

When the installer offers to "Remove" or "Repair", select "Repair"

When the Greek and Hebrew have installed, restart the computer again.

Hebrew and Greek writes, but you can't re-size it?

This is probably due to Microsoft Office language settings.

They should automatically update when you add a keyboard, but they don't always.

To set it manually, click on "Programs" then "Microsoft Office" then on "...Tools.....Language Settings"

Make sure that Greek and Hebrew are selected.