If you can't read Hebrew on the Web and want to. Follow these instructions:

Note: This applies to Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer viewed on Windows 3.x or 95. Other operating systems will be added soon

The following subjects are covered in this document

  1. To download Hebrew fonts for Netscape and IE (Windows 3.x or 95)
  2. Installing those fonts on Windows 3.x
  3. Installing those fonts on Windows 95
  4. Getting Netscape to recognise a Hebrew Font
  5. Getting Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) to recognise a Hebrew Font
  6. Deleting unneeded files
  7. NOTES
  8. Problems/Comments

To download Hebrew fonts for Netscape (Windows 3.x or 95)

  1. Download the winheb.exe file by clicking here and save to:


    (Note: The file is 151k and should take about a minute or so to download)

  2. Once download is finished you no longer need to be online so you can disconnect from your Internet connection

  3. To read these instructions either keep Netscape open or print this file

    (If this is not easy you will be able to open the file or print off another version after you have expanded the file on your own machine)

Installing those fonts on Windows 3.x (for Windows 95 click here)

  1. From the main Windows screen (the Program Manager), select 'File' then 'Run'. Click on 'Browse', and then open the directory/folder where you have put winheb.exe (usually c:\windows\system\ ). Click on 'winheb.exe' and then 'OK', and then 'OK' again. This will turn the one file into the necessary font files and readme file automatically

  2. If reading this in Netscape is difficult or you couldn't print this off open 'webfont.txt' and read from there or print it off

  3. Click on 'Control Panel' (usually in the 'Main' group), and then on the 'Fonts' icon

  4. Click on 'Add'
    Make sure the directory is set to \windows\system (or whichever directory you have used) and then scroll down to select the following 6 files:


    (Note to add all these fonts in one go click on the first, when you move to the next font, hold down the 'Ctrl' key first before clicking on your mouse. Alternatively add one font at a time)

  5. Click 'OK'

If you are adding one font at a time repeat 3 If not goto Telling Netscape to recognise a Hebrew Font


Installing those fonts on Windows 95

  1. Press the program button 'winheb' on your DeskTop. The file will create 6 font files and the readme file 'webheb.txt'

  2. If reading this in Netscape is difficult or you couldn't print this off open 'webfont.txt' and read from there or print it off

  3. Go to 'Control Panel' (from 'Start', 'Settings' 'Control Panel')

  4. Open 'Fonts', then choose 'File' and click on 'Install New Font' select c:\windows\desktop and then select the following 6 files:


  5. Press 'OK'

Note: If you are adding one font at a time repeat 4)


Getting Netscape to recognise a Hebrew Font

  1. Open or maximise Netscape

  2. Goto 'Options' and then either 'Preferences' or 'General Preferences'. Click on 'Fonts'.

    Don't change the Language setting at the top but the 2 lines below it:


  3. Both have a 'Choose Font' or 'Browse' button next to them

  4. Click on the one next to Proportional Font and then choose ONE of the following:


    Click 'OK'

  5. Click on the one next to Fixed Font and then choose ONE of the following (should be the partner to the selected Proportional font):


    Click 'OK'

  6. Close the 'Preferences' window by clicking 'OK'

  7. You are now set to read both Hebrew and English on the Web. Go online and go to a page with Hebrew on it eg http://www.brijnet.org/ivrit/

Note: If you want to use a different font on Netscape repeat steps 2)-6)

You can also change to a non-Hebrew Font by doing the same and selecting ANY other font


Getting IE to recognise a Hebrew Font

  1. Open or maximise IE

  2. Goto 'View' and then 'Options' within that, then 'General'. At the bottom of this page should be a button 'Font Settings'.

    Don't change the Language setting at the top!
    Just the fonts at the bottom.


  3. Pull down the menu tabs until you get to the desired Hebrew font:
    Click 'OK'

  4. Click on the one next to Proportional Font and then choose ONE of the following:


    Click 'OK'

  5. Close the 'Options' window by clicking 'OK'

  6. You are now set to read both Hebrew and English on the Web. Go online and go to a page with Hebrew on it eg http://www.brijnet.org/ivrit/

Note: If you want to use a different font on IE repeat steps 2-5)

You can also change to a non-Hebrew Font by doing the same and selecting ANY other font


Deleting unneeded files

You can now safely delete the following files if you wish:


NOTES

Elrofont fonts (ElronM, ElronP) were created by Netvision
Ntext fonts (Ntextmon, Ntextpro) were created by IBM Israel (http://www.ibm.net.il/)


Problems/Comments

If you experience any problems or have any comments email rafi@brijnet.org


Rafi Salasnik


with thanks to Alex Schajer

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