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Hebrew for Windows

Version 1.5

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Hebrew keyboard layout for Western users

Microsoft's Hebrew keyboard layout is perfect for Hebrew physical keyboards but what if you have a Western keyboard?  You can download a keyboard layout from this site, designed for the U. S. keyboard.

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How do you switch languages?

Switch languages with the keyboard layout indicator on the Windows taskbar:

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How do you type Hebrew?

Type Hebrew by sound, shape, or proximity:

keyboard layout

Aleph, He, Yod, Ayin and Waw are historically related to Greek Alpha, Epsilon, Iota, Omikron and Upsilon, and Tsade is often transcribed with a C.

AltGr Combinations

Use AltGr (= the right Alt key) to type diacritics and punctuation:

AltGr+A>patah
AltGr+S>sin dot
AltGr+D>dagesh, etc.

Shifted Keys

Hold down the Shift key to type dashes, smart quotes and symbols:

AltGr+C>copyright
AltGr+M>em dash, etc.

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Right-to-Left in Windows

Windows 2000 and XP support right-to-left languages at the system level.

Users of Windows 95, 98 or ME can type right-to-left in bidirectional applications such as

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Download

I believe this package to be safe but it is entirely your risk to download and use it.  You can freely use and distribute it but you are not allowed to restrict the rights of others to freely use and distribute it.

Use a decompression utility to extract the installation package from the zip file.  Read the readme file and run fbhebrew.exe.

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Tools

I used the following applications to make the keyboard layouts, the help files, and the installer:

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© 2000-2002 Gyula Zsigri [Home] Last updated:  August 9, 2002