Re: [NTLK] You have got to be kiddin'

From: Matthew Reidsma (
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 07:27:42 PDT

On Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at 10:44PM, Dan <> wrote:

>> While Hebrew is available, I can't read it and I don't think there is
>> a Hebrew font for the Newt. I'm slowly doing the JPS English
>> translation

>I believe there is a Hebrew font for the Newt. However it is not
>possible to make a NewtonBook with it

Dan is right, there is a Hebrew font for the Newt, and you'll find it on UNNA under fonts. I was trying to remember how to make a Newton book with installed fonts, as it seems that there was a discussion about this a while back when Daedalus from Digital Inkwell released the Hymn to Dionysius (although his site has mysteriously disappeared off the face of the earth, not that I look. Nothing in the Wayback machine, either. :( )

When I read the past messages in the archive, the announcement for NewtonGreek 1.0 gave this tip:

"A Macintosh version of the font is now included with all .sit and
.zip downloads. This can assist in document compatability when
transferring between the Newton and Macintosh computers. This can also
help when making NewtonBooks using Newton BookMaker. The Macintosh font
is compatible through Mac OS 9.2, and will run in Mac OS X's "classic" mode."

Link to message:

I checked the Newton Press FAQ, but it didn't have anything on this, so I'm guessing that you need to use Bookmaker. And of course, as has been pointed out already, I don't know how the Newton handles right to left texts....

Perhaps Our venerable Newton Press experts, the DJ and the squirrel killer can comment? :) And anyone with experience using Bookmaker?

Matthew Reidsma
Boston, MA U.S.A.

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