Hebrew Fonts

How to View Hebrew letters on Hebrew/Israeli Web Sites

See the word “SHALOM” in all six fonts taught by “At Home With Hebrew”.

Subtopics available on this page:


1) Where to get Hebrew Fonts


2) Decorative
and Word Processing Fonts

3) Font Encoding

4) Font Utilities

5) English Font
with Hebrew Look and Feel

6) All-Hebrew Web Sites –
to see if your Fonts Work

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marks as well, for short passages.

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  • Drag and drop editing, unlimited undo of previous actions
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  • Context sensitive menus, live scrolling, customizable tool bar
  • Large selection of Hebrew and English fonts, listed separately and previewed
  • Nekudot and trop can appear in all Hebrew fonts
  • Drop Caps
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Inserts tables, columns, and graphics easily
  • Footnotes, headers and footers easily inserted
  • Enables creation of templates
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I have tried to include every web site that might be useful to anyone.

If you are in a hurry, only try the web sites that say “Great” beside

These are the sites that have been most useful to me.

NOTE: There is no one standard Hebrew font. All Hebrew fonts are not
the same. Many have totally different keyboard mappings. When I first wrote this page, they were very non-standard. I think over the last few years, they have somewhat standardized.

This SNUNIT.K12.IL site is all Hebrew – used to have Font information, but cannot find now.

FontsAddict.com Font Store – shows nine pages of Hebrew fonts to choose from.
Contents of zip file (webfont.exe)

wehad.ttf Truetype font in the Helvetica/David style (proportional)

wehm.ttf Truetype font in the Courier/Shalom Stick style (fixed space)
Jonathan (Jony) Rosenne’s Hebrew Page

http://luc.devroye.org/hebrew.html>Luc Devroye org – Hebrew fonts

Dr. Berlin’s Foreign Font Guide 20 or 30 Free downloadable fonts, no samples shown, you just have to download them and see what they look like.

– SPTiberian Font for IBM/MAC with a complete keyboard map (which is hard to find for many Hebrew fonts). Uses Michigan-Claremont encoding scheme.

See our blog on “STAM” – the Sofer (scribe) who writes Sifrei Torah (Torah Scrolls), Tefilin (phylacteries), and Mezuzot (on the doorposts).

Tyndale (church publisher) Free Unicode fonts and keyboards

The Tyndale Unicode Font Kit includes

  • keyboards for easily typing Biblical Hebrew, Greek and Transliteration
  • simple look-alike and sound-alike key positions (see layouts)
  • instructions for customising the keyboards if you want to change the layout
  • the Cardo Unicode font by David Parry – an excellent font for Greek & Hebrew.
  • Hebrew includes vowel pointing and Masoretic punctuation
  • Greek includes breathing, accents and ancient forms
  • Transliteration is on the same keyboard as Greek
  • PC and Mac versions use the same keyboard layout
  • PC installer does all the hard work, with simple instructions for activation
  • any other scholarly Unicode font can be used instead or in conjunction
  • works perfectly with the Unicode Greek & Hebrew Bible Word docs (below)

Bible Works (Hebrew Bible Software) Fonts – includes images of Hebrew Keyboard Map.

Good http://www.oketz.com/fonts/index.html
– Another all Hebrew site. Use the drop-down box. It uses dynamic HTML to change the font displayed on the web page. There are two buttons on the lower right of that page. One pops-up a a new small browser window with samples from the font. The right-most button downloads the font to your computer. NOTE: This site has had major changes since I captured the information below!!!


Oketz Hebrew Font - Antiochus Oketz Hebrew Font - Ashem
Oketz Hebrew Font - Busta Oketz Hebrew Font - Helem
Oketz Hebrew Font - Hofesh Oketz Hebrew Font - Kurkevan
Oketz Hebrew Font - PingPong Oketz Hebrew Font - Sinaa


Urban Fonts Store
This is a place to buy fonts. If you search for “Hebrew”, nothing shows up, but yet they have a page with three Hebrew fotns.

They formerly had great Hebrew Fonts, as shown below – very decorative – good for banners, posters, Some free for download, some available for purchase, prices vary.

Here were the six fonts they used to have, I currently cannot find them:

The fonts below were original available on as ‘Tapuach’ (which means apple in Hebrew). The Tapuach font on this page looks totally different.

Tapuach Hebrew Font Cookieh Tapuach Hebrew Font Electroni
Tapuach Hebrew Font Moshe Tapuach Hebrew Font Oren
Tapuach Hebrew Font Sammurai Tapuach Hebrew Font Wood


The SIL Hebrew Font System (SIL Ezra) provides an integrated, complete system for entering, displaying, and printing Biblical Hebrew texts, including transliteration from Hebrew into Roman text. FREE DOWNLOAD. (SIL was formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics.) Also see
http://www.sil.org/computing/catalog/silfred.html for SIL FRED (Friendly Right-to-Left Editor). Simplifies typing with the SIL Ezra font. (Doesn’t seem to be updated since 2002.)

SIL’s list of Hebrew fonts on the web

http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/ Travultesoft Keyboard Manager, (Keyman) – FREE trial
– ongoing use may require registration and fee.


– Biblical Linguists Fonts for sale

A new way to learn the Hebrew Tongue By Andrew Burrell – Despite the name, this look several hundred years old. (Scan of old book, free on Google Docs.)

Great Info (No Fonts) Article: Walking Backwards – Supporting Non-Western Languages on the Web by Shoshannah L. Forbes.

Great Jonathan (Jony) Rosenne’s Hebrew Page

Good Nir Dagan – Hebrew on the Web – 6 useful links

The two “Paleo Hebrew” pictures below were found here, site no longer active: http://www.fiber.net/users/mayan/
Paleo Hebrew Font DemoQumran Font Demo

Decorative and Word Processing FONTS

Great Link No Longer Works 🙁 – was http://www.digirain.com/hfs/myfonts.htm – – 13 creative and original Hebrew fonts , including Southpark, Jurassic Park, StarTrek, Terminator, Metal, Millenium, Parpar, Sicot, Floersheim, Ktav Meugal, Rap, Tentacle, Tribal. You might be able to find these on Fonts.com.

Vimeo/Video: Fontographer Tutorial Hebrew

Many of these are articles are VERY technical – for programmers who need to interpret various Hebrew fonts.

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1555.txt – Hebrew character encoding for Internet Messages, from the IETF website (Internet Engineering Task Force)

http://www.immt.pwr.wroc.pl/export_hp/test/fixed/iso8859_8.html – ISO 8859-8 (Latin/Hebrew Alphabet)

http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/ – Travultesoft Keyboard Manager, (Keyman) – FREE trial – ongoing use may require registration and fee. Helps build your own Microsoft Windows Keyboard Map Layouts for Unicode Fonts.

http://www.unicode.org – What is
Unicode? It is a growing standard that uses two-bytes per character to describe international fonts.

The Unicode Standard has been adopted by such industry leaders as Apple, HP, IBM, JustSystem, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Sybase, Unisys and many others. Unicode is required by modern standards such as XML, Java, ECMAScript (JavaScript), LDAP, CORBA 3.0, WML, etc., and is the official way to implement ISO/IEC 10646. It is supported in many operating systems, all modern browsers, and many other products. The emergence of the Unicode Standard, and the availability of tools supporting it, are among the most significant recent global software technology trends.

Incorporating Unicode into client-server or multi-tiered applications and websites offers significant cost savings over the use of legacy character sets. Unicode enables a single software product or a single website to be targeted across multiple platforms, languages and countries without re-engineering. It allows data to be transported through many different systems without corruption.

Font Utilities

Great http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/ – Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources – Unicode and Multilingual Font and K keyboard Utilities.

Microsoft WindowsTM – Don’t forget about the simple CHARMAP (Character Map) utility that comes with Windows. It can be found under Start – Program – Accessories, then look around, or try under System Utilities.

– LISTFONT Utility – similar to CharMap above, but very easy to use.
Allows you to change the size of the font being displayed.

– TTFDump – intended for developers and font authors. Dumps the internal
characteristics of a True Type Font (TTF) to a text file.

Get English Font that looks like Hebrew letters:

Many people have seen this font on my website and ask for it.

Download Font: http://www.amerisoftinc.com/pub/peacefont.zip
(note: The filename inside the zip has three underscores between “peace” and “ttf”: peace___.ttf) The phrase “At Home With Hebrew” in this banner is an example of this font.
This is an old banner for the product 'At Home with Hebrew' using the peace.ttf font, English letters with a Hebrew-ish shape

Hebrew web sites.

See if your browser can view the Hebrew letters on these Israeli sites. NOTE: a suffix of “.il” on a web site indicates the country code of “IsraeL”

Country codes often have the first and last letter of the country name.


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