[b-greek] Re: Technology and teaching Greek

From: Decker, Rodney (rdecker@bbc.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 13:54:42 EDT

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<P><FONT SIZE=2>Clay,</FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>You will discover problems if you use Ling. Soft. fonts. They print in high quality, but they have some major problems. One being that the font is flagged as &quot;Do not embed.&quot; This was not true of older versions of their fonts. They now want an *additional* *annual* lisc. fee for an embeddable version--another $50/year after you've already shelled out $100/font. Their fonts also have major problems with Windows Word. Don't try moving copies of the same document from Word 95, 97, or 2000 between any other version of Word. Disaster. L.S. claims that it is a Microsoft problem. But it's odd that these are the *only* fonts that I know of that have the problem. That's why I decided to create my own Greek fonts (and probably my own problems!) for class and Internet use: &lt;http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/galilee.htm&gt;. (The beta release of my font is designed for larger display sizes, particularly OHs and video projec
tion--say 14 pt and up--and for screen legibility, not for use as a text font at this point, though I hope that will come in time.) In any event it gets me away from the Ling. Soft./Graeca problems. </FONT></P>

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<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Rodney J. Decker, Th.D.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Associate Prof./NT</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Baptist Bible Seminary</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/default3.htm</FONT>
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<BR><FONT SIZE=2>-----Original Message-----</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>From: c stirling bartholomew [<A HREF="mailto:cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net">mailto:cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net</A>]</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:49 PM</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>To: Biblical Greek</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Subject: [b-greek] Re: Technology and teaching Greek</FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>That is a very useful bit of information. All the fonts I use are Adobe</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Type1 and they distill and embed just fine. For biblical languages I use the</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Linguists Software Greek and Hebrew and the fonts that come with Accordance.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Have not run into the problem you mentioned.</FONT>

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