Posting Hebrew Text

Anyone have any advice on posting Hebrew fonts in WordPress? For now we are using the free features on WordPress for this blog. When we copy and paste Hebrew (using the SBL Hebrew font in a Mellel doc) it turns the text into a Hebrew font we don’t like too much.

Is editing the CSS the only option? For now we are posting JPEGs but it’s a bit of a hassle.

Help, anyone?

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About Jessica Parks

I am currently working as the Media Producer in Content Innovation at Logos Bible Software, part of Faithlife Corporation. I am a graduate of Houston Baptist University with a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (May 2013). I am interested in the Bible, Greek, Hebrew, Linguistics, the LXX, apocryphal and deuterocanonical texts, theology, ethics, early Christianity, and gender issues.

4 thoughts on “Posting Hebrew Text

  1. Brian Davidson

    CSS is the only option, as far as I know. This issue is the main reason I moved to a wordpress.org blog. By the way, Hebrew font doesn’t look as bad on wordpress.com blogs if you leave out the vowel points.

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  2. Phillip J. Long

    Have you tried a unicode font? I used WordPress.com, and paste Hebrew right out of Logos 5. For example: בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים . Greek works fine as well: ὅ ἐστιν μεθερμηνευόμενον μεθʼ ἡμῶν ὁ θεός. I am not totally happy with the look of Hebrew compared to the Greek, but it works.

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    1. jeveretparks

      Phillip
      We use unicode fonts and our text looks like what you posted. This is fine for comments and what not, but as in the previous post on Jonah 1 we need to be able to manipulate the Hebrew text. The normal settings do not allow this.

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      1. Tim Bulkeley

        One can only have complete control of fonts on the web using complex systems to “embed” the font. However, if you don’t want to use CSS (why?) you can put a tag like this: YOUR HEBREW TEXT (edit also the font names, but include something like Times New Roman as fall back because your viewers may not have the better fonts you specify).

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