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1 Hebrew & Jewish Resources for the PC Rabbi Moshe Shulman B.Sc., Computer Software Engineering Jerusalem College of Technology

2 Hebrew & Jewish Resources Part I: HEBREW Part I: HEBREW HEBREW in Windows (2K/XP) & Office HEBREW in Windows (2K/XP) & Office Turning WORD in VORT Turning WORD in VORT Hebrew Word-Processors Hebrew Word-Processors Part II: Programs & Utilities Part II: Programs & Utilities Useful Computer Utilities Useful Computer Utilities Calendar converters, Zmanim, Vestos, etc. Calendar converters, Zmanim, Vestos, etc. CD-ROM Databases CD-ROM Databases The Palm Revolution The Palm Revolution Part III: The Internet Part III: The Internet

3 Part I: עברית ב"חלונות" ו"אופיס" Hebrew in Windows & Office סעיף זה כתוב בעברית מימין לשמאל. This is an English paragraph with עברית inserted. המון פונטים בעברית!!! מרים, דוד, וילנא, סת"ם, רש"י, ועוד... אֶפְשָׁר לְהַכְנִיס גַם נִיקוּד , Web-browsing, etc. all in Hebrew Insert right-to-left עברית in ANY Windows application (Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) Dates in Hebrew or English format with built in Hebrew calendar יום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"ה

4 Hebrew in Windows XP To install another language and keyboard layout in Windows XP, follow these steps (From the Windows Help File) Open Windows Control Panel Double-click Regional and Language Options. Click the Languages tab, and then click Details under "Text Services and Input Languages". Click Add under "Installed Services", and then click the language you want to add and the keyboard layout you want to use for that language. To configure the settings for the Language bar, click Language Bar under "Preferences".

5 Hebrew in Windows XP (cont’d) Note: If you don’t see Hebrew listed, you may first have to click the checkbox under “Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages”, reboot, and then apply the steps above. Note: If you don’t see Hebrew listed, you may first have to click the checkbox under “Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages”, reboot, and then apply the steps above. Windows XP DEMONSTRATION Windows XP DEMONSTRATION

6 Hebrew in Windows Add additional language: Open Windows Control Panel Double-click Regional Settings. Click the General tab Click to select the check box next to the appropriate language group you wish to install, and then click Apply. The system will either prompt for a Windows 2000 CD-ROM or access the system files across the network. Once the language is installed, Windows 2000 will prompt you to restart the computer Enable additional language Open Windows Control Panel. Double-click Regional Settings. Click the Input Locales tab. Click the appropriate language, and then click Properties. In the Keyboard Layout box, click the appropriate keyboard layout, click OK, and then click OK. W2K DEMONSTRATION W2K DEMONSTRATION

7 Turning “Word” into “Vort” Hebrew available in all MS programs for Windows 2000 and above. Hebrew available in all MS programs for Windows 2000 and above. Specific tools embedded into Office for: Specific tools embedded into Office for: ‘right to left’ formatting and justification ‘right to left’ formatting and justification keyboard shortcuts for changing fonts / direction. keyboard shortcuts for changing fonts / direction. Office 2000 Office 2000 Office Tools – Language Settings – enable Hebrew Office Tools – Language Settings – enable Hebrew Office XP, 2003 Office XP, 2003 AUTOMATIC (with Hebrew enabled in Windows) AUTOMATIC (with Hebrew enabled in Windows)

8 Using Hebrew in Windows / Office Office Language Bar shows all available languages! Language Bar shows all available languages! Within Windows application Language ToggleAlt-SHIFT (rt or lft) Language ToggleAlt-SHIFT (rt or lft) Insert Hebrew into English paragraphs, or format right-to left documents. Insert Hebrew into English paragraphs, or format right-to left documents. Change Paragraph Direction Change Paragraph Direction Right to Left Ctrl-Right-SHIFT Right to Left Ctrl-Right-SHIFT Left to RightCtrl-Left-SHIFT Left to RightCtrl-Left-SHIFT נִיקוּד - CAPS_LOCK-SHIFT-Number keys נִיקוּד - CAPS_LOCK-SHIFT-Number keys

9 Understanding “Complex Scripts” Every font under Windows consists of ‘two’ fonts: Every font under Windows consists of ‘two’ fonts: 1. “Latin text font” 2. “Complex Scripts font” You can change the font associated with each! You can change the font associated with each! Experiment with fonts!! כזה! וכזה Experiment with fonts!! כזה! וכזה

10 Hebrew Keyboards Standard (Israeli) Hebrew keyboard layout! Standard (Israeli) Hebrew keyboard layout! Microsoft Visual Keyboard Microsoft Visual Keyboard Microsoft Visual Keyboard Microsoft Visual Keyboard Download free from Download free from

11 Other Hebrew Word-Processors (for all Windows platforms) Dagesh (2000/Pro) Dagesh (2000/Pro) ‘Buggy’, unstable in Windows XP ‘Buggy’, unstable in Windows XP Limited file-name size (64 letters including directory pathname) Limited file-name size (64 letters including directory pathname) DavkaWriter (4.0, 5.0, 6.0) DavkaWriter (4.0, 5.0, 6.0) Powerful, but less common Powerful, but less common file type incompatible with Word file type incompatible with Word RTF (Rich Text Format) RTF (Rich Text Format) available in both for compatibility with WORD. available in both for compatibility with WORD.

12 Transferring Old Files to MS Word Dagesh  Word Dagesh  Word Copy & Paste (not consistent) Copy & Paste (not consistent) Save as RTF file (better, but not perfect) Save as RTF file (better, but not perfect) DavkaWriter  Word DavkaWriter  Word Copy & Paste Copy & Paste WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS)  Word - ??? WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS)  Word - ??? WP5.1 files cannot be opened by Dagesh, but they CAN be opened by DavkaWriter 4.0+ WP5.1 files cannot be opened by Dagesh, but they CAN be opened by DavkaWriter 4.0+ All formatting is lost. All formatting is lost.

13 Part II: Utilities & Programs Hebrew Calendars Zmanim Halachic Zmanim Halachic Zmanim Location dependent Location dependent Halachic times by programmable formulas Halachic times by programmable formulas Daf Yomi Daf Yomi Yahrtzeit charts Yahrtzeit charts Printable calendars with notes (shul bulletins?) Printable calendars with notes (shul bulletins?)

14 Hebrew Calendar built into OS Available in all programs which access a system date Available in all programs which access a system date English & Hebrew Lunar calendars available English & Hebrew Lunar calendars available English and Hebrew text for each calendar available. English and Hebrew text for each calendar available. יום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"ה יום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"היום שלישי כ"ה ניסן תשע"ה DEMONSTRATION DEMONSTRATION DEMONSTRATION

15 Hebrew Calendar functions in Outlook Microsoft Outlook – Can incorporate full Hebrew-English Calendar Microsoft Outlook – Can incorporate full Hebrew-English Calendar Month / Week Views Month / Week Views Outlook – full list of Jewish Calendar ‘Events’ Outlook – full list of Jewish Calendar ‘Events’ Enters every holiday as ‘untimed event’ Enters every holiday as ‘untimed event’ Useful for SHUL BULLETINS! Useful for SHUL BULLETINS!

16 To Add Hebrew Calendar to Outlook Outlook To add Hebrew Calendar to Month/Week views: To add Hebrew Calendar to Month/Week views: Tools -> Options Tools -> Options Calendar Options -> Advanced Options -> check “Enable Alternate Calendar” and choose English or Hebrew text format. Calendar Options -> Advanced Options -> check “Enable Alternate Calendar” and choose English or Hebrew text format. To add Jewish Holidays as ‘untimed events’ To add Jewish Holidays as ‘untimed events’ Tools -> Options Tools -> Options Calendar Options -> Add Holidays -> scroll down to “Jewish Religious Holidays” and check it. Calendar Options -> Add Holidays -> scroll down to “Jewish Religious Holidays” and check it.

17 Vestos Vestos Personal Calendar for Family Purity Vestos Complete calculation of all dates involved (including various halachic opinions). Complete calculation of all dates involved (including various halachic opinions). Very useful for ‘she’elot’ Very useful for ‘she’elot’

18 CD-ROM Resources Bar Ilan Responsa Bar Ilan Responsa Bar Ilan Responsa Bar Ilan Responsa (ver 13, + אנציקלופדיה תלמודית) (ver 13, + אנציקלופדיה תלמודית) DBS – התליטור התורני (www.dbsus.com) – v. 11 DBS – התליטור התורני (www.dbsus.com) – v. 11 DBS – התליטור התורני DBS – התליטור התורני Soncino Classics Soncino Classics Soncino Classics Soncino Classics English translations of: תנ"ך, ש"ס בבלי, מד"ר, זוהר – now with צורת הדף English translations of: תנ"ך, ש"ס בבלי, מד"ר, זוהר – now with צורת הדף Otzar Haposkim / Torah Bookshelf Otzar Haposkim / Torah Bookshelf Otzar Haposkim / Torah Bookshelf Otzar Haposkim / Torah Bookshelf Techumin Techumin Techumin Encyclopedia Judaica Encyclopedia Judaica Encyclopedia Judaica Encyclopedia Judaica Tradition/Hadarom (RCA) Tradition/Hadarom (RCA) Tradition/Hadarom DVDaf (CD daf), and more… DVDaf (CD daf), and more… See list from Israel’s Judaica See list from Israel’s Judaica

19 The Palm Revolution Hebrew text/font Support Hebrew text/font Support Paragon Software - Paragon Software Document Reader – e.g. TealDoc Document Reader – e.g. TealDoc Calendars Calendars Luach (with Zmanim) (www.penticon.com) Luach (with Zmanim) (www.penticon.com)www.penticon.com Complete integration with Date Book, inserting Hebrew dates, accessing Zmanim, etc. Complete integration with Date Book, inserting Hebrew dates, accessing Zmanim, etc. Omer (www.penticon.com) Omer (www.penticon.com)www.penticon.com Tamar Tamar (free, but no integration with Date Book) (free, but no integration with Date Book) Integration with Outlook & Outlook’s Hebrew Calendar Integration with Outlook & Outlook’s Hebrew Calendar

20 Hebrew Doc & Software Resources for the Palm פרשת השבוע, קיצור שו"ע, פרקי אבות, ועוד פרשת השבוע, קיצור שו"ע, פרקי אבות, ועוד Comprehensive collection of Jewish software for the Palm or WCE Comprehensive collection of Jewish software for the Palm or WCE תנ"ך מנוקד, משנה תורה להרמב"ם, ש"ס, רמב"ן עה"ת, שו"ע, ספר החינוך, שו"ע... תנ"ך מנוקד, משנה תורה להרמב"ם, ש"ס, רמב"ן עה"ת, שו"ע, ספר החינוך, שו"ע...

21 Putting any file on the Palm! TealDoc utility – TDOCMAKER TealDoc utility – TDOCMAKER Take any file – e.g. Bar Ilan teshuva Take any file – e.g. Bar Ilan teshuva copy to Word copy to Word save as Text file save as Text file Transfer using TDOCMAKER! Transfer using TDOCMAKER!

22 Web Surfing Utilities for the Palm Av antgo – download web-sites (free) Av antgo – download web-sites (free) – weekly דברי תורה – weekly דברי תורה Jewish Week headlines, and more Jewish Week headlines, and more Jerusalem Post (PalmPost) Jerusalem Post (PalmPost) Roundpoint (paid subscription) Roundpoint (paid subscription)

23 Part III. THE INTERNET “TORAH ON-LINE” General Torah Resources

24 INTERNET - TORAH ON-LINE PARSHAT HASHAVUA RESOURCES

25 INTERNET - TORAH ON-LINE Seforim On-line!! #מפרשיתלמוד #מפרשיתלמוד #מפרשיתלמוד #מפרשיתלמוד Complete list of Hebrew books online in full text! Complete list of Hebrew books online in full text!

26 DAF YOMI UTILITIES / RESOURCES Web-sites / shiurim Daf yomi Advancement Forum VBM, YU Dial-A-Daf CD-DAF / DVDaf – Real Audio Transfer files from RA to MP3 – play them on PDA’s with MP3 capability. StreamBoxRipper Comes with DVDaf


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