Resources for Hebrew Language students
Learning Hebrew and using the Hebrew resources provided on the internet requires some technical expertise. This page contains links to information that you will find useful as you progress in your studies and attempt some of the activities provided.
Because computer systems and operating systems vary the following information is provided in formats for both Macintosh and PC uses where possible.
How to set up your computer to Type in Hebrew (PC or MAC)
- Follow these links to learn how to enable Hebrew Language input for your computer. The video above will assist you if you have difficulty.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Once you have Hebrew Language input configured for your computer you can begin to type Hebrew letters using your computer. Selecting HEBREW Language input for your Keyboard using the Language Bar icon will enable you switch from English to Hebrew input. If you don't see the Language change option you may need to set up your language options
as described above. [Follow the link in point 1 above.]
You are now ready to type Hebrew using your Hebrew Keyboard. A standard Keyboard Map for Hebrew for a PC can be downloaded here. A Keyboard Map for a MAC computer is available here. These keyboards map letters, vowels and other diacritics. Print, laminate, and keep beside your computer's keyboard for easy reference.
A USB keyboard with both Hebrew and English Keys
is available for purchase from Amazon.
[Click on the Keyboard at right to order at Amazon.com]
- Once you are familiar with the Hebrew keyboard you may wish to begin to insert the small dots (nikkutot) in the Hebrew letters you type.
You can type the Hebrew Vowels using your keyboard. Simply follow the directions included with the down-loadable Keyboard layouts above.
PC users: Vowels can also be added to your typed text using your Keyboard's Number Pad. Simply hold LEFT ALT key while you type the code with your Number Pad. [Note. You need a keyboard with a separate Number Pad on the right for this to work, you cannot use the number keys above the letters on your keyboard. If you are using a laptop computer without a separate Number Pad you may wish to attach a USB keyboard.]
Hebrew diacritical marks for cantillation, grammatical punctuation and other accents can be included when you type after installing the Society of Biblical Literature's Biblical Hebrew Trio keyboard. Details are available
on the How to set up your computer to Type in Hebrew pages from the links above.
This chart (below), with the ALT codes for Hebrew Vowels on the PC, is available here.