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Books

Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's Letters

Man and Woman, One in Christ, the latest book by Philip Payne. Signed copy only $19.99 plus shipping. Also see  NT essays by Payne, available for free download.


The Codex Vaticanus open, showing that each leaf has its original shape

Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecorum Codex Vaticanus B is the only color facsimile of the oldest surviving manuscript of virtually the entire Bible in Greek. It was written about A.D. 350 and is regarded as the most important manuscript of the Greek Bible. The photographic quality and color reproduction is amazingly faithful to the original. Most of the 450 numbered copies printed for sale have already been sold, so availability is limited. The $5470 price includes express shipping and insurance.


Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile, available for a short time for $475.

Codex Sinaiticus facsimile, The remarkably clear color facsimile of the fourth-century Codex Sinaiticus of all the NT and half of the LXX plus Tobit, Judith, 1 and 4 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Barnabas, and the Shepherd is available for a limited time for $499, Order Form. We believe this is by far the best price available anywhere. The list price is $999. Shipping the 32 lb box by UPS ground is $59 within the USA 48 states. Shipping to the UK is $149 and $129 to most other western European countries, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are $149. Egypt, Israel, India, and Singapore are $169. 828 pages 13.5 x 16.5 in., cloth with slipcase. ISBN: 9781598565775


Le manuscrit B de la Bible

Le manuscrit B de la Bible, probably the most important book on Codex Vaticanus ever written, with PB Payne's historic chapter on Distigmai. Only $49.95 plus shipping.


LaserKurdish in Unicode


Type the Kurdish Language in Arabic, Roman, and Cyrillic Scripts, all in the same font!

LaserGreek in Unicode is available for Windows for Windows

LaserGreek in Unicode is available for Macintosh for Macintosh


Now you can type right to left Kurdish (Soranî), Arabic, and Persian with proper line wrap, full justification, automatic contextualization of consonants, and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. Then switch to Kurmanji and Yekgirtú or Cyrillic Kurdish without changing fonts.

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows or Macintosh includes right-to-left, Unicode-encoded, TrueType OpenType fonts in 4 typestyles with all characters and diacritics for standard modern Kurdish, Arabic, and Persian (not Koranic Arabic). In addition, the fonts support Roman Kurdish (Kurmanji), Cyrillic Kurdish, plus English and other west European (Latin 1) languages.

Soranî

Soranî (Arabic-script Kurdish) sample

Kurmanji and Yekgirtú

Kurmanji (Roman-script Kurdish) sample

Cyrillic

Cyrillic script Kurdish sample

The four fonts included in LaserKurdish in Unicode

The four fonts included in LaserKurdish in Unicode

bulletLateefiKurdishLSU

LateefiKurdishLSU sample

bulletKitabiKurdishLSU

KitabiKurdishLSU sample

bulletNargisiKurdishLSU

NargisiKurdishLSU font sample

bulletSarmastKurdishLSU

SarmastKurdishLSU font sample

Type right to left Kurdish (Soranî), Arabic, and Persian

Users can type right to left with proper line wrap and full justification of Kurdish, Arabic, and Persian text. The fonts include OpenType layout features that provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The user may switch back and forth between Kurdish (Arabic-script, Roman-script, or Cyrillic-script), Arabic, Persian, English, and the other supported Latin languages simply by toggling between the six included keyboard drivers, without changing fonts. When you select the Kurdish Soranî, Arabic, or Persian keyboard, input will automatically be right to left. When you select the Kurmanji, Cyrillic, or English keyboard, the input direction will automatically change to left to right. Users may combine any of the supported languages with text from any other language or font supported by your computer's Operating System. All this can be done with your regular physical keyboard. You do not need to buy a special keyboard to use the LaserKurdish in Unicode fonts.

The Unicode encoding of these fonts means the Windows and Macintosh fonts are compatible for Kurdish (Soranî, but not for Kurmanji or Cyrillic). Documents may be freely exchanged between Windows and Macintosh users, with no conversion or special handling necessary, as long as the fonts are installed and each user has a compatible application. (Please be sure you understand the System Requirements for Windows and Macintosh before you order.)

Languages supported by LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh

Languages supported by LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh

bulletAfrikaans bulletEnglish bulletItalian bulletPortuguese
bulletArabic bulletFinnish bulletKurdish (Cyrillic) bulletSpanish
bulletBasque bulletFrench bulletKurdish (Kurmanji) bulletSwedish
bulletCatalan bulletGerman bulletKurdish (Soranî) bulletTurkish
bulletDanish bulletIcelandic bulletNorwegian     plus additional languages
bulletDutch bulletIndonesian bulletPersian     covered by code page 1252

Kurdish languages supported by LaserKurdish in Unicode

Kurdish languages (spellings and common misspellings) supported by the fonts

bulletArbili bulletHawar bulletKurmanji bulletSoranî
bulletArdaiani bulletJafi bulletLaki bulletSulaymani
bulletArdalani bulletKermanji bulletMukri bulletWarmawa
bulletBabani bulletKirmanji bulletMukriyani bulletYekgirig
bulletBadinani bulletKirmashani bulletNorthern Kurdish bulletYekgirtí
bulletCentral Kurdish bulletKurdî bulletPizhdar bulletYekgirtú
bulletGarmiani bulletKurmancî bulletShikaki  
bulletGarmiyani bulletKurmangi bulletSorani  
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Read here about the Windows product, or scroll down for the Macintosh product.

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows

 

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows provides four high-quality, Unicode-encoded Kurdish fonts (described above) in TrueType OpenType format for standard modern Kurdish, Arabic, and Persian, for typing right to left with proper line wrap and full justification. The fonts include OpenType layout features that provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The fonts make use of the OpenType shaping engine (Uniscribe) built into Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. The fonts do not include the distinctive symbols of Koranic Arabic. LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows includes six keyboard layouts that provide four-characters-per-key input (instead of the normal two) in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. Three of the keyboards support Kurdish; one supports Arabic; one supports Persian; and one supports English and the other Latin 1 languages supported by the fonts.

  • bulletThe KurdishLSU keyboard layout is for Arabic-script Kurdish (Soranî) and is arranged phonetically to match the US keyboard as closely as possible.
  • bulletThe KurdishRomLSU keyboard layout is similar to the US English keyboard layout, but it can also type Roman-script Kurdish (Kurmanji or Yekgirtú).
  • bulletThe KurdishCyrLSU keyboard layout is for Cyrillic-script Kurdish and is arranged phonetically to match the US keyboard as closely as possible.
  • bulletThe ArabicLSU Qwerty keyboard layout is a phonetic layout with the Arabic sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible. This keyboard also supports Persian.
  • bulletThe FarsiLSU Qwerty keyboard layout  is a phonetic layout with the Persian sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible. This keyboard also supports Arabic.
  • bulletThe EnglishLS OT keyboard layout allows the user to type English and other western Latin-based languages easily. It allows the user to toggle from one of the Kurdish keyboards into the EnglishLS OT keyboard and type English, French, German, Spanish, etc., without changing fonts.
 

Windows System Requirements

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.
    2. bulletRequires installation into Windows XP of complex script supplemental language support. This requires your original Windows XP installation CD. Our Setup Instructions provide instructions for installing this Windows feature. This feature is built in to Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista and does not need to be installed separately in those Operating Systems.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Microsoft Office 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003 (except PowerPoint 2003 is not compatible), or InDesign CS4, InDesign CS4-ME, OpenOffice 3.2, or LibreOffice 3.3, or another Unicode-compatible and OpenType-aware application that similarly handles Kurdish, Arabic, and Persian vowels and accents.
    2. bulletAt this time we know of no other programs that support the OpenType features in these fonts, including QuarkXPress 7.0/8.0. (QuarkXPress 8.02 has been tested, and is not compatible.) There may be other software designed for Arabic or Persian that does support the OpenType features of the LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows fonts. If you discover any program that does support these features, please contact us!
    3. bulletOpenOffice is a free office-compatible suite available for free download from www.openoffice.org. LibreOffice is a free office-compatible suite available for free download from www.libreoffice.com.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletPrinting: The fonts will print to any Windows printer at the highest quality allowed by the printer.
    2. bulletDocumentation: All documentation, including a User's Manual, the Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys), and a Troubleshooting Manual, is in Adobe® Acrobat™ PDF format, and is installed into the Windows Start menu for easy access. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
    3. bulletCompatibility with Macintosh Fonts: Documents containing Arabic-script Kurdish (Soranî), Arabic, Persian, English and other Latin 1 languages created with these fonts are compatible with the Macintosh version of LaserKurdish in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files back and forth between Windows and Macintosh if the system and application requirements are met on both computers. Documents containing Roman-script Kurdish (Kurmanji) and Cyrillic-script Kurdish may be transferred to a Macintosh user, but Macintosh documents containing these two scripts will not read correctly when transferred to Windows. Certain diacritics will not position correctly.

Cost: US$ 149.95 Order

(Please be sure you read the System Requirements before you order.)
Do you need to upgrade? Check the current version number and a Release History.

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LaserKurdish in Unicode for Macintosh

 

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Macintosh

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Macintosh provides four high-quality, Unicode-encoded Kurdish fonts (described above) in TrueType OpenType format for standard modern Kurdish, Arabic, and Persian, for typing right to left with proper line wrap and full justification (in Mellel, sold separately). The fonts include OpenType layout features which provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The fonts do not include the distinctive symbols of Koranic Arabic. LaserKurdish in Unicode for Macintosh includes five keyboard layouts. There are three Kurdish keyboard layouts—one for Arabic-script Kurdish (Soranî), one for Roman-script Kurdish (Kurmanji), and one for Cyrillic-script Kurdish. A fourth keyboard is for Arabic, with a phonetic layout, and the fifth keyboard is for Persian, with a phonetic layout.

  • bulletThe English-KurdishLSU keyboard layout is for Arabic-script Kurdish (Soranî) and is arranged phonetically to match the US keyboard as closely as possible.
  • bulletThe English-KurdishRomLSU keyboard layout is similar to the US English keyboard layout, but it can also type Roman-script Kurdish (Kurmanji or Yekgirtú).
  • bulletThe English-KurdishCyrLSU keyboard layout is for Cyrillic-script Kurdish and is arranged phonetically to match the US keyboard as closely as possible.
  • bulletThe English-ArabicLSU Qwerty keyboard layout is a phonetic layout with the Arabic sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible.
  • bulletThe English-FarsiLSU Qwerty keyboard layout is a phonetic layout with the Persian sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible.

With each of the keyboards, the user can switch between English and Kurdish, English and Arabic, or English and Persian, by pressing the caps lock key. Type English when the caps lock key is up, and the other supported language when the caps lock key is down.

 

Macintosh System Requirements

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Mellel, sold separately.
    2. bullet Even applications that claim to be Unicode and OpenType compliant (e.g., QuarkXPress 7.0 or InDesign) may only support a limited range of Unicode characters or a limited set of OpenType features. Contact Linguist's Software about compatibility questions and about the availability of a non-Unicode version of this product that works in all applications.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletDocumentation: All documentation, including a User's Manual and Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys) is in Adobe® Acrobat™ PDF format. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it, using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
    2. bulletCompatibility with Windows Fonts: Documents containing Arabic-script Kurdish (Soranî), Arabic, Persian, English and other Latin 1 languages created with these fonts are compatible with the Windows version of LaserKurdish in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files back and forth between Windows and Macintosh if the system and application requirements are met on both computers. Documents containing Roman-script Kurdish (Kurmanji) and Cyrillic-script Kurdish may be transferred from a Windows user, but Macintosh documents containing these two scripts will not read correctly when transferred to Windows. Certain diacritics will not position correctly.

Cost: US$ 149.95 Order

(Please be sure you read the System Requirements before you order.)

Mellel word processor for Mac OS X

Mellel $25 Order ($25 when ordered with this Macintosh product, $38 sold separately.)

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Also Available

A non-Unicode-encoded version of our Kurdish fonts is available for Macintosh only:

bulletLaserKurdish for Macintosh

The LaserKurdish for Macintosh non-Unicode-encoded fonts are not interchangeable with LaserKurdish in Unicode fonts. However, both Unicode and non-Unicode versions of LaserKurdish may be installed on your system (since they have different file and font names) and may even be used in the same documents. The value of the non-Unicode-encoded LaserKurdish product is the fonts may be used in applications that do not support the OpenType features of LaserKurdish in Unicode for Macintosh. Note, however, non-Unicode LaserKurdish does not support right-to-left input.


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