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Easily Transliterate Semitic Languages and Greek!

for Windows

for Macintosh

What others are saying What others are saying
A Unicode™-encoded version of this product is available with superior compatibility, graphic output, and ease of typing. Click to see if it better meets your needs. (Opens a new window.)

Semitic Transliterator for Windows

TrueType® and Type-1 transliteration fonts in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. Follows the keyboard layout of US Windows fonts for standard English punctuation marks. The characters in the font cover the following transliteration methods: Hebrew—SBL, Lambdin, Blau, Greenberg, Harrison, Kautsch & Cowley, LaSor, TWOT, TDOT, Marks and Rogers, and Weingreen; Arabic—American Library of Congress (ALC), European, ALC with Persian, European with Persian, and SBL; Aramaic—SBL; Ugaritic—SBL; Greek—SBL and Prentice-Hall; also, provides all characters for typing the Turkish Language. (If you need Turkish, and not transliteration of Semitic languages and Greek, we recommend our LaserTurkish product.) Other methods of transliteration not listed here may also be covered by this font. Available in Times®-, Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, Chancery-, and Courier®-styles. (Courier-style includes both normal and condensed versions.) Semitic Transliterator (Times-style only) also contains an additional font, TranslitLSAKK, which includes special characters for transliterating Akkadian and for transliterating Arabic following the European Arabic transliteration method. (This font is not included in the other typestyles.)

System Requirements: The TrueType® fonts install into Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, or NT, and work with all Windows 7-, Vista-, XP-, 2000-, and NT-compatible applications that allow the user to select fonts from a font menu. (A previous version for Windows Me, 98, or 95, and a custom version compatible with Windows 3.1 is available by request.) The product includes a User's Manual, keyboard layout chart(s), and Character Code Table(s) showing every character in the font(s). The included keyboard driver(s) allows access to four characters per key (instead of the normal two) and alternate keyboard layouts. All documentation is in PDF format, available on the Windows Start menu, and can be viewed and/or printed using Adobe Reader. The fonts will print to any printer at the highest quality allowed by your printer.

A custom version (fonts only) is available for Linux, but Linux users must provide alternate keyboard input for characters in the extended character set. If you are ordering for Linux be sure to select the Linux box on the Order Form.

For a discussion of the wide range of our products that help with transliteration, see our Transliteration page. For a Unicode-encoded version of Semitic Transliterator see Semitic Transliterator in Unicode.

Cost: US$ 99.95 for a single typestyle (Times®-, Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, Chancery-, or Courier®-style); $149.95 for any two typestyles; $199.95 for any three typestyles; or $249.95 for all six typestyles (Semitic Transliterator Professional). (The $50 discounted price for additional typestyles applies only to additional typestyles of this product for Windows.) Order

Do you need to upgrade? Check the current version number and a Release History.

Sample

Semitic Transliterator for Macintosh

Type 1 and TrueType® fonts in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles, with polished 10, 12, 14, 18, and 24 point bitmap fonts for transliteration of Semitic languages and Greek, and for typing Turkish. The characters in the fonts cover the following transliteration methods: Hebrew—SBL, Lambdin, Blau, Greenberg, Harrison, LaSor, Prentice-Hall, TWOT, TDOT, Marks and Rogers, Weingreen, Eerdmans and Zondervan; Arabic—American Library of Congress (ALC), European, ALC with Persian, European with Persian, MESA, SBL, and Zondervan; Aramaic—SBL; Ugaritic—SBL and Zondervan; Greek—SBL and Prentice-Hall; also, the Turkish Language. (If you need Turkish, and not transliteration of Semitic languages and Greek, we recommend our LaserTurkish product.) Other methods of transliteration not listed here may also be covered by TranslitLS. Available in Times®-, Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, Chancery-, and Courier®-styles.

System Requirements: System 7.1-9.x or OS X. The font is typed using either the US keyboard or an included alternate keyboard, which installs only into OS X 10.2 and above or System 7.1-9.x. The product includes a User's Manual, a keyboard resource, and keyboard layout chart(s).

For a discussion of the wide range of our products that help with transliteration, see our Transliteration page. For a Unicode-encoded version of Semitic Transliterator see Semitic Transliterator in Unicode.

Cost: US$ 99.95 for a single typestyle (Times®-, Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, Chancery-, or Courier®-style); $149.95 for any two typestyles; $199.95 for any three typestyles; or $249.95 for all six typestyles (Semitic Transliterator Professional). (The $50 discounted price for additional typestyles applies only to additional typestyles of this product for Macintosh.) Order

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Semitic Transliterator Samples

TranslitLS, the font in Semitic Transliterator (Times-style)
Semitic Transliterator font sample

Additional characters for transliteration of Akkadian and for transliteration of Arabic following the European Arabic transliteration method are included in the TranslitLSAKK font included in the Times-style only version of Semitic Transliterator.
TranslitLSAKK font sample showing special characters for transliteration of Akkadian and Arabic

Also included in the Times-style version of Semitic Transliterator is the TranslitSBL font (plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic) providing all the special characters for SBL-style transliteration of Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, and Greek with full cross-platform compatibility with TranslitSBL for Macintosh, using the regular Microsoft Word format. Users may simply transfer files between platforms with no conversion necessary (if the font is installed on both platforms.) No sample is shown since it is a subset of the TranslitLS font, above. TranslitSBL is available only with the Times-style product and not with the typestyles that follow, below.

The following samples demonstrate the five additional typestyles in which Semitic Transliterator is available. These five fonts have the same character set and arrangement as the TranslitLS font in the Times-style product (above). We only show a small sample here.

TranslitLSSans, the font in Semitic Transliterator Sans
Semitic Transliterator Sans font sample

TranslitLSPala, the font in Semitic Transliterator Pala
Semitic Transliterator Pala font sample

TranslitGara, the font in Semitic Transliterator Gara
Semitic Transliterator Gara font sample

TranslitChan, the font in Semitic Transliterator Chan
Semitic Transliterator Chan font sample

TranslitMono, the font in Semitic Transliterator Mono
Semitic Transliterator Mono font sample

Here's what others are saying about Semitic Transliterator Here's what others are saying about Semitic Transliterator:

"Many congratulations, Philip, for the incredible font families you have created. Your fonts are really the best."
Professor Federico Giuntoli, the Pontifical Biblical Institute, the Vatican, Rome, Italy

"I am always very pleased with your fonts. I use your fonts for teaching elementary Greek. Your fonts have a pedagogical advantage and not only an aesthetic one. Keep up the good work."
Professor David M Schaps, Department of Classical Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

"Thank you for your beautiful fonts. You can of course quote my words: that's the truth!"
Jean Lathion, Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland

"For years now I've loved your fonts - they're simply the best. Nothing on the market, whether free or for purchase, comes close."
Dr. Ron Giese, Desert Springs Church, Albuquerque, NM, USA

"I have used Linguist's Software fonts for twenty years now and have always been pleased. They are a genuine help in my ministry."
Dr. Judith L. Hill, Evangelical School of Theology, Bangui, Central African Republic

"A thousand thanks! Everything worked flawlessly. I was able to send the cuneiform volume off to the printer this morning."
Dr. Jared L Miller, Akademie der Wissenschaft und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany

"We have used Linguist's Software fonts for several years, including your Greek and Hebrew fonts as well as your Semitic Transliterator. We have been pleased with the quality and functionality. Thank you!"
Jacob Rawlins, Production Coordinator,
Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, BYU, Provo, UT

"This package is very good. It has enabled me to write up detailed textual studies and to produce professional-looking assignments. As I embark on a PhD I know I'll be relying on these fonts."
Elizabeth Harper, Bristol, UK

"Thanks. Love my Linguists Software fonts!! Thanks again for your grand fonts."
Prof. Reggie M. Kidd, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida

"Ever since I received my Semitic Transliterator at home by UPS, I've been very satisfied and happy with my purchase.... No problems in installing the fonts, and very user-friendly!!! Thank you very much for your help."
Joachim Yeshaya, Antwerp, Belgium

"Linguist's has been dedicated to providing specialized fonts and other products along with reliable technical support to linguists, Semiticists and scholars of Biblical languages. Semitic Transliterator, which was updated for compatibility with the latest application software in 1999, is useful for scholars of Biblical languages and Ancient Near Eastern languages such as Akkadian ... laser printing produces high quality output."
Dr. Josef W. Meri, D.Phil, U. C. Berkeley, as published in the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 34 (2000) page 16.

"Thank you very much. I very much enjoy using your fonts."
Andrew Gross, of Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, NYU

"Congratulations on the fine quality!"
Prof. Gerald Rex Smith, Bryn y Felin, Wales

"Thanks for your super fonts! You have my permission to quote me on anything that I say about your products. They're super!"
James L. Johns, New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

"It works well in Windows XP."
Aaron Son, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX

"I have to thank you very much for your quick, detailed and efficient response to my query. Your personal detailed advice (two keyboards for one language instead of two languages with separate keyboards) proved to be successful. Thank you very much again and a compliment for an exemplary after-sales service!"
Doris Behrens-Abouseif, SOAS, University of London, London, England

 

 

 

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