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Biblical Fonts- Frequently Asked Questions for Windows XP
Installation instructions for Windows XP

SBL Greek
1. Download the SBL Greek font file from the SBL website, taking note of the directory where it is saved.
2. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
3. If it is not already there, with to Classic View.
4. Double-click the Fonts icon.

5. In the File menu, choose "Install New Font…"

6. Navigate to the font file you downloaded in step one and click OK.
7. Verify that the file appears in the Fonts window.
8. To activate the Greek Polytonic keyboard, click the back button to return to the Control Panel.
9. Open Region and Language Options.

10. Choose the Languages tab.
11. Click the Details button.

12. Click Add..

13. Select Greek as the input language and Greek Polytonic as the keyboard layout. Then click OK.

14 In the Text Services and Input Languages window, verify that Greek Polytonic is the only item listed in the Greek > Keyboard area. Then click OK. 

15. In the lower right area of the screen, you will now see EN (or other letters if you default language is something other than English).
16. Click on EN, and you will have the option of EL. This is how you change the active keyboard to Greek Polytonic. 

17. To use Greek with SBL Greek, open a word processor or other program, change the active font to SBL Greek, and then change the active keyboard to Greek Polytonic. You will then be typing in Greek.


SBL Hebrew
1. Download the SBL Hebrew font file and one of the biblical Hebrew keyboards from the SBL website, taking note of the directory where they are saved. If you are not familiar with the Isreali keyboard layout, the SIL keyboard is recommended.
2. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
3. If it is not already there, with to Classic View.

4. Double-click the Fonts icon.

5. In the File menu, choose "Install New Font…"

6. Navigate to the font file you downloaded in step one and click OK.
7. Return to the directory with the downloaded keyboard files.
8. Right click the archived keyboard, and select Extract All. Click Next through those directions.

9. In the window that opens, run the file called setup. When it is finished, click Close.

10. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu and select Region and Language Options.

11. In the Languages tab, check the box for "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai). Then click Apply and follow the on screen directions. You may need to insert your Windows XP disk to complete this step. Restart your computer when prompted.

12. After the computer restarts, return to Control Panel > Region and Language > Languages and click the Details button.
13. In the installed services area, click Add.. 

14. In the Add Input Language windows, select "Hebrew" as the language and "Biblical Hebrew (SIL )" or "Biblical Hebrew (Tiro)" as the keyboard layout and click Ok.

15. In the Installed service area, make sure that only Biblical Hebrew is listed in the Hebrew > keyboard area. Then click OK.

16. In the lower right area of the screen, you will now see EN (or other letters if you default language is something other than English).
17. If you click the EN, you will now have the option of HE. Selecting this will make the biblical Hebrew keyboard your active keyboard.

18. To use SBL Hebrew, open your word processor or other program, change the active font to SBL Hebrew, and then change the active keyboard to HE. You will then be able to type Hebrew text with SBL Hebrew. 

SBL BibLit
1. Download the SBL BibLit font file and the transliteration keyboard from the SBL website, taking note of the directory where they are saved. 
2. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
3. If it is not already there, with to Classic View.

4. Double-click the Fonts icon.

5. In the File menu, choose "Install New Font…"

6. Navigate to the font file you downloaded in step one and click OK.
7. Return to the directory where you downloaded the keyboard files.
8. Right click the archived keyboard, and select Extract All. Click Next through those directions.

9. In the window that opens, run the file called setup. When it is finished, click Close.

10. Restart the computer. Do not skip this step, as Windows often cannot make use of the keyboard until after the restart. 
11. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu and select Region and Language Options.

12. Click on the Language tab, then the Details button.

13. Verify that in the English > Keyboards area that there is now an area called Transliteration. If it is not there, click Add.., change the Input language to English and the Keyboard layout to "Transliteration" and click OK.
14. Click OK in the Text Services and Input Languages windows.
15. In the bottom-left corner of the screen, you would now see a keyboard icon next to the EN. Click on that and you will see the option for the transliteration keyboard. Select this option to make the Transliteration Keyboard your active keyboard.


You can also use Greek and Hebrew with the SBL BibLit font. In order to make these languages available, follow the keyboard installation instructions (steps 6 and higher) in the SBL Greek and SBL Hebrew installation instructions.

 
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