SBL Releases New Font: BibLit

SBL Releases New Font: BibLit

Postby cwconrad » September 28th, 2013, 10:04 am

I see that the news has not yet filtered down to B-Greek that SBL has released a new font the includes Greek, Hebrew and transliteration characters for Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean languages. The announcement is at the SBL site as a PDF that can be downloaded at http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/201 ... cement.pdf

The font BibLit as well as the Unicode fonts SBLGreek and SBLHebrew as well as the Biblical Fonts FAQ and information about keyboard devices for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Macintosh OS X can be accessed and downloaded at:
http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/biblicalfonts.aspx

For the heads up I thank Mark Hoffman and his helpful blog, Biblical Studies and Technological Tools:
http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... -font.html
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Re: SBL Releases New Font: BibLit

Postby Wes Wood » September 28th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Thanks, Dr. Conrad.
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Re: SBL Releases New Font: BibLit

Postby Jason Hare » September 29th, 2013, 1:15 am

I always wondered why they didn't put SBL Greek and SBL Hebrew together in the first place. This is lovely, really. :)

Just wanted to comment that I don't see a glyph for the capital P that represents papyrus in the mss notation, though there is the LXX C, the aleph and bet, the capital R, the symbol for Samaritan, the cursive small-L for lectionaries, etc. It's a really comprehensive font. There is also no notation for consonantal iota, though there is a j-shaped iota that could be used for that.

Thanks for the link, Carl!
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Re: SBL Releases New Font: BibLit

Postby Ken M. Penner » September 29th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Jason Hare wrote:Just wanted to comment that I don't see a glyph for the capital P that represents papyrus in the mss notation

You can use U+1D513 MATHEMATICAL FRAKTUR CAPITAL P
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Re: SBL Releases New Font: BibLit

Postby Ken M. Penner » September 29th, 2013, 9:27 pm

Mind you, phpBB seems to choke on U+1D513 MATHEMATICAL FRAKTUR CAPITAL P
Although it displays fine in the Preview, when I Submit, it gives me the error message:

[quote]General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Incorrect string value: '\xF0\x9D\x94\x93' for column 'post_text' at row 1 [1366]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.

Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: jonathan.robie@ibiblio.org
[/quote]
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