asked Sep 2, 2000 at 9:00pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 740

Diacriticals disappear on Epson

I occasionally use Hebrew type for projects I'm working on. On one large project, I use Pagemaker 6.5. In the Hebrew alphabet, vowels are placed below the letters. (I type letter then vowel, letter then vowel.) When I use my HP Deskwiter 550c, all the vowels appear as they should. But, the Deskwriter is very slow when printing full-color pages. My Epson Stylus Color 740 is much faster, and the print quality overall is much better, but the vowels disappear. Now, interestingly, I tried some Hebrew using SimpleText and everything prints just fine, no matter which printer I use. It's the combination of the Epson printer and Pagemaker which produces the missing vowels. Anybody have any ideas?
Vowels aren't necessary in hebrew, are they?
Maybe you should try out Dagesh (available at davka.com). It's a pretty good hebrew/english word processor; lets you use a keyboard to type instead of a mouse, which is nice for long documents.
by moe on Sep 2, 2000 at 9:59pm Add comment
Vowels aren't necessary for those fluent in Hebrew. I cld, fr exmpl, dlt mst vwls & ppl cld rd ths. For those not fluent, however, it becomes extremely difficult. I'm familiar with Davka, but I don't recall whether vowels were included in their Hebrew alphabet fonts. To redo all my work (a 34-page Passover Haggadah) would be a nightmare.
by unknown on Sep 3, 2000 at 5:54pm Add comment