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Linguist's Software, the world's leading source of foreign language fonts since 1984, making available TrueType fonts and Type 1 fonts for over 2000 languages for Windows and Macintosh computers. These fonts may also be used, with some restrictions, in the UNIX and Linux Operating Systems. You may order directly from us. Doing so assures that you always get the latest version, automatic registration, technical support, and upgrade notification.

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Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's Letters

Man and Woman, One in Christ, the latest book by Philip Payne. Signed copy only $19.99 plus shipping. Also see  NT essays by Payne, available for free download.

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Le manuscrit B de la Bible

Le manuscrit B de la Bible, probably the most important book on Codex Vaticanus ever written, with PB Payne's historic chapter on Distigmai. Only $49.95 plus shipping.

Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile, available for a short time for $475.Codex Sinaiticus facsimile, The remarkably clear color facsimile of the fourth-century Codex Sinaiticus of all the NT and half of the LXX plus Tobit, Judith, 1 & 4 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Barnabas, and the Shepherd is available for a limited time for $220, Order Form. We believe this is by far the best price available anywhere. The list price is $799. Shipping the 32 lb box by UPS ground is $59 within the USA 48 states. Shipping is $133 to all western Europen countries, Australia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore. 828 pages 13.5 x 16.5 in., cloth with slipcase. ISBN: 9781598565775

The Codex Vaticanus open, showing that each leaf has its original shape

Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecorum Codex Vaticanus B is the only color facsimile of the oldest surviving manuscript of virtually the entire Bible in Greek. It was written about A.D. 350 and is regarded as the most important manuscript of the Greek Bible. The photographic quality and color reproduction is amazingly faithful to the original. Most of the 450 numbered copies printed for sale have already been sold, so availability is limited. The $6650 price includes express shipping and insurance.

Latest Product Releases

LaserHebrew and the LaserHebrew Converter have been updatedLaserHebrew for Windows and Macintosh has been updated. A new font (NewJerusalemV) has been added to the product. This font is compatible between Windows and Macintosh so that documents typed using NewJerusalemV may be transferred back and forth with no data loss and without requiring any conversion, as long as both the Windows and Macintosh users own the latest version of LaserHebrew. The LaserHebrew Converter for Windows and Macintosh has also been updated to include a macro for converting NewJerusalem text to the NewJerusalemV font. If you have old NewJerusalem text you can use the LaserHebrew Converter to convert it to the NewJerusalemV font, and then be able to collaborate with LaserHebrew users on the opposite computer platform (Windows/Macintosh) with no converting of the Hebrew text necessary, as long as everyone owns the latest version of LaserHebrew.

LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been releasedLaserKurdish in Unicode provides Kurdish in 3 scripts.LaserKurdish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released. This new product includes four Unicode-encoded, OpenType Kurdish fonts for typing Arabic-script Kurdish (Soranî), Roman-script Kurdish (Kurmanji and Yekgirtú), Cyrillic Kurdish, Arabic, Persian, English, and other west European Latin 1 languages. Kurdish (Soranî), Arabic, and Persian is typed right to left with automatic contextualization of vowels and accents, full justification, and automatic line wrap. See the beautiful font samples.

LaserSalish Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been releasedThe LaserSalish Converter for Windows and Macintosh has just been released. Are you ready to move to the beautiful new LaserSalish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh fonts (see below)? The LaserSalish Converter is a handy tool that will allow you to convert LaserSalish (ASCII-encoded) text in Word documents to the Unicode-encoding of the LaserSalish in Unicode fonts with a single mouse click. Simply copy the LaserSalish Converter macros into your Word Normal template file, open your old LaserSalish documents, and run the macros to convert just the SalishLS text to the SalishLSU fonts without changing any other formatting of your document. You do not need to know anything about macros to use this tool. Complete instructions are provided.

LaserSalish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been releasedWe are pleased to announce the release of LaserSalish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh. LaserSalish in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh is now available.This product, available in five typestyles, contains all the special characters needed to type the Salish (Salishan) languages of the Pacific Northwest of America. The product includes two keyboard drivers, one supporting an OpenType input method (letter, then accent, then accent), and the other supporting dead key input (accent key, then letter). The fonts are supported by any Unicode-compatible program. Now you can type Salish and have complete compatibility between Windows and Macintosh users. Be sure to see the beautiful font samples.

Greek NT and Greek OT in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been releasedGenesis 1:1 and John 1:1 samples using the VaticanusLSU fontWe are pleased to announce the release of the Greek New Testament in Unicode and the Greek Old Testament in Unicode, both formatted for use with the brand new New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh (see the next item below). The texts are provided in three formats: with references, without references, and with references, accents and spaces. When you are representing the original hand of these early Greek manuscripts and inscriptions in your documents you now can copy portions of the New and Old Testaments and format them to represent these original hands using any of the Greek fonts in the New Testament Manuscripts Font CollectionU.

New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been releasedNew Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh See what you can produce with the NTMssU fonts!has been released. We are very excited to announce a series of Unicode-encoded font products providing faithful representations of the original hand of important early codices or papyri of the New Testament and distinctive character forms of inscriptions from that period. The New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh includes fonts for the following codices or papyri of the New Testament or distinctive character forms of inscriptions from that period: Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Bezae, Codex Bezae Latin, Codex Washingtonianus, P46, P66, P.Oxy.4401, P39, and the Konya inscriptions. The fonts are provided in Unicode-encoded TrueType format. All of these Greek fonts also include the extra characters (such as text-critical sigla, manuscript symbols, superscript or subscript numbers, and manuscript grain direction arrows) that are included in all Linguist’s Software Unicode-encoded Greek fonts (LaserGreek in Unicode, sold separately). Be sure to view the font samples to see the extraordinary representations of the original hand of these important documents that you can now include in your projects.

LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows has been releasedLaserPashto in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released.has been released. This exciting new product includes four Unicode-encoded fonts for standard modern Pashto, Arabic, and Persian, for typing right to left with proper line wrap and full justification. The fonts include OpenType layout features which provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The product includes keyboard layouts for Pashto, Arabic, Persian, and English (plus the other Latin languages supported by the fonts). Be sure to see the product page for font samples and more information.

LaserTamil in Unicode for Windows has been releasedLaserTamil in Unicode for Windows LaserTamilU fonts demonstrating a portion from the Gospel of John.has been released, joining LaserTamil in Unicode for Macintosh (released previously) in providing Unicode-encoded TrueType format OpenType fonts for typing Tamil plus Latin 1 languages. The product is available in both a serif and sans serif typestyle, or buy both typestyles together as LaserTamil Professional in Unicode for Windows or for Macintosh. The products include keyboard software allowing intuitive input of the Tamil language. The keyboard layout places the Tamil consonants, wherever possible, according to the sound of the English keys, making the font easy to learn and to type.

LaserIñupiaq in Unicode has been updatedA new series of fonts has been added to LaserIñupiaq for Windows and Macintosh. LaserIñupiaq sample showing Kaktovik numerals with regular and heavy top strokes.The original fonts contain all the characters for English, the special characters for Iñupiaq, and a set of Kaktovik numerals for the base 20 number system. The new fonts are the same as the original fonts, but have Kaktovik numerals with heavy top strokes, as shown in the bottom line of this sample. LaserIñupiaq is available in six typestyles sold individually, plus the Professional version containing all six typestyles. See samples of both styles of the Kaktovik numerals in the InupiaqLSB (Times-style) font. The Windows version of the product now also supports Windows 7.

Hebrew Scriptures (Consonantal, Without Sin and Shin Dots) has just been released.Our Hebrew Scriptures Hebrew Scriptures (Consonantal, Without Sin and Shin Dots) has been released.product line has been updated. The Hebrew Scriptures (Consonantal, Without Sin and Shin Dots) for Windows and Macintosh has just been added to our collection of Hebrew Scriptures formats, bringing the total to five. The Hebrew Scriptures for use with our non-Unicode-encoded LaserHebrew, LaserHebrew II, and Semitic Transliterator fonts are now available in these five formats: With BHS Line Breaks; With BHS Line Breaks Without Accents; Consonantal; Consonantal Without Sin and Shin Dots; and Transliterated. This latest format (Consonantal, Without Sin and Shin Dots) will be of particular interest to those studying the Dead Sea Scrolls. All five formats can now be purchased together at a significant savings as Hebrew Scriptures Professional, for either Windows or Macintosh. (Note the same five formats, along with seven additional formats, are available for those using our Unicode-encoded Hebrew and transliteration fonts. See Hebrew Scriptures in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh.)

TransRoman Dictionary in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has just been released.TransRoman Dictionary in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh TransRoman Dictionary in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has just been released.has just been released. This Unicode-encoded version of our older TransRoman Dictionary product is available in two typestyles (Times- and Helvetica-styles). The fonts are TrueType (OpenType) fonts containing common dictionary pronunciation symbols used in the Merriam Webster® Dictionary, the Webster's New World Dictionary®, the Oxford English Dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd Ed., and the OED CD version. In addition, the fonts include the accents and other diacritics supporting Western European Latin-based languages, many American Indian languages, and many African languages. The product includes two keyboard layouts for easy input of the letters, diacritics, and other special symbols in any Unicode-compatible application. Be sure to see the extensive samples.

LaserIban for Windows and Macintosh has been released.LaserIban for Windows and Macintosh has been Sample IbanLS charactersreleased. Now you can type Iban text with the beautiful character set designed by Dunging Gunggu in any Windows or Macintosh application. LaserIban™ includes four IbanLS™ fonts (plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic) in both TrueType® and Type 1 PostScript® font formats. The Iban character shapes were designed by Dunging Gunggu, and have been developed into fonts by Linguist's Software under the direction of Dr. Bromeley Philip (Senior Lecturer, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia). The set of characters, technically a syllabary, contains the sounds for writing the Iban language.

LaserHebrew in Unicode has been updatedLaserHebrew in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been upgraded. These are the only fonts available today which reproduce all forms, properly positioned, that occur in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia/Leningrad Codex. The new version (and the correspondingly revised Hebrew Scriptures in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh) makes the fonts compliant with new Unicode developments, automatically positions furtive patahs properly, makes typing easier and more consistent, and resolves some incompatibilities with other Unicode fonts.

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Five new characters were added to all fonts in the product (except ScriptHebrewU) to bring the regular Hebrew section up to Unicode 5.1 compliance. These characters include 1) 05A2, the reversed athnach, 2) 05BA, the alternate holem for use only with vav, 3) 05C5, the lower dot, or punctum extraordinarium, 4) 05C6, the punctuation nun hafukha (reversed nun), and 5) 05C7, the qamats qatan.

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A new font, NewJerusalemLU, has been added to the NewJerusalemU product set. NewJerusalemLU is like NewJerusalemU, except a “U-shaped” yerah ben yomo, the form used in the Leningrad Codex, has replaced the “V-shaped” version of that character, as used in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.

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In the Windows version of the product the fonts are now supported in Windows Vista and XP (but not Windows 2000) by OpenType.org 3 and by Lotus Symphony 1.3 (which is based on OpenOffice). Both of these products are free, downloaded from OpenOffice.org and IBM, respectively.

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In addition, the Hebrew Scriptures in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh have been upgraded to support the new features of the upgraded fonts. The new (version 11.0) fonts will work with older versions of the Hebrew Scriptures, but these latest versions of the Hebrew Scriptures require the new version 11.0 fonts.

Greek New and Old Testaments for use with the NTMSS font collection has been released.Greek New Testament and Greek Old Testament texts formatted for use with the fonts in the New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection have been released. If you have been working with the fonts representing the original hands of ancient manuscripts and inscriptions, and have Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 in the SinaiticusLS fontneeded to type Greek New Testament and/or Greek Old Testament text for your work, these two new products will make your work easier than ever. This sample shows the SinaiticusLS font; be sure to see the product pages for more samples.

LaserPunjabi in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.LaserPunjabi in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh—LaserPunjabi in Unicode, previously available only for Macintosh, is now also available for Windows. The product includes the PunjabiLSU TrueType font in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic weights, supporting the complete Gurmukhi (Gurumukhi) script, plus English and other Punjabi (Gurmukhi) text sample showing the PunjabiLSU fontwest European Latin-1 languages. The product includes two software keyboard layouts—phonetic and traditional. The phonetic layout places the consonants and vowels on the US keyboard phonetically as much as possible, while the traditional keyboard follows the Punjabi traditional layout. The keyboard software creates conjuncts and automatically positions vowels and diacritical marks as you type. (The Windows product also includes a special English keyboard, while the Mactintosh product works with the Macintosh English keyboard.) More information, plus font samples, are available on the product page.

LaserCambodian in Unicode for Windows has been released.LaserCambodian in Unicode for Windows has been released. The CambodianLSU™ Unicode-encoded standard classical Cambodian typeface includes all consonants, vowels and tone marks used in the modern LaserCambodian in Unicode for Windows has been released.Khmer language. The font is provided in plain (regular), bold, italic, and bold-italic styles in TrueType® OpenType format for Cambodian (Khmer) and English, plus other west European Latin-1 languages. This means you can type Cambodian and English (etc.) without changing fonts. The product includes keyboard software allowing easy, logical input of Cambodian. It automatically positions vowels, tone marks, and other diacritics as you type. The keyboard arrangement is phonetic (transliterated) with the Cambodian letters matched by sound as far as possible to the US keyboard. Keyboard support for English and other supported Latin languages is also provided.

LaserLaotian in Unicode has been released for both Windows and Macintosh.LaserLaotian in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released. Two typestyles are available: LaotianLSU is a sans serif font, and LaoSukanyaLSU is a font with contrasting stroke thicknesses. Keyboard software allows easy input of Laotian. It automatically positions vowels and tone marks as you type. The fonts also support English, plus west European Latin languages, and the Windows and Macintosh products are compatible, for easy transfer of documents.

LaserPaleo-Hebrew in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.LaserPaleo-Hebrew in Unicode, previously available only for Macintosh, is now also available for Windows. This exciting product contains ten Unicode-encoded TrueType fonts for typing ancient Hebrew character shapes. Included in LaserPaleo-Hebrew in Unicode are fonts containing the character shapes of the inscriptions found in level VI of the Arad excavations, the Gezer inscription, the Samaritan inscription, the Zakkur inscription, and the inscription in the Siloam tunnel. LaserPaleo-HebrewU includes 10 ancient Hebrew alphabets.There is a font containing the character shapes of the Lachish letters written on potsherds, and there are three fonts containing the character shapes of Old Phoenician. Finally, while not Hebrew, included is a related font containing the character shapes of Imperial Aramaic. Since the fonts are Unicode-encoded, users can type right to left with proper line wrap and full justification of the Hebrew text. The fonts are compatible between Windows and Macintosh, and are also compatible with LaserHebrew in Unicode.

LaserCheyenne in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released.Welcome! Do you talk Cheyenne? LaserCheyenne in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released. The CheyenneLSU Unicode-encoded font supports Cheyenne (Tsêhésenêstsestôtse or Tsisinstsistots), English, and western European Latin-1 languages. The product includes a software keyboard supporting deadkey input, making it easy to type all accented letters needed in the supported languages. Linguist's Software now has 22 font products supporting at least 87 Native American languages!

LaserGreek in Unicode has been updatedA The Greek alphabet with underdots has been added to all LaserGreek in Unicode fonts.major upgrade of LaserGreek in Unicode has just been released. The Greek alphabet with underdots, used in epigraphical and textual studies and in Greek poetry, and previously included only in the OdysseaU, HellenicaU, and TeubnerLSU sets of fonts, has now been added to all fonts in the LaserGreek in Unicode product. In addition, metrical long and short marks with all breathing marks Metrical long and short marks with all breathing marks and accents have been added to eleven of the LaserGreek in Unicode fontsand accents have been added to the SymbolGreekU and GraecaUBSU set of fonts. These metrical notation marks were previously included only in the OdysseaU, HellenicaU, and TeubnerLSU sets of fonts. Samples of all fonts with these new featues are available on the LaserGreek in Unicode product page.

New fonts have been released in the LaserGeorgian in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh product line.Seven new fonts have been added to the LaserGeorgian in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh product line. LaserGeorgian in Unicode now includes two fonts. The GeorgianLSU font supports the modern Georgian secular Mkhedruli alphabet, which is caseless, and the old Georgian ecclesiastical Khutsuri alphabet (both the lowercase Nuskhuri and uppercase Asomtavruli). A new font, GeorgianCapsU, is a headline font in the same typestyle. A new product, LaserGeorgian Professional in Unicode, includes GeorgianLSU and GeorgianCapsU plus six additional fonts in three typestyles: MtskhetaCapsU, MtskhetaTextU, TelaviCapsU, TelaviTextU, BatumiCapsU, and BatumiTextU. These new fonts are all headline fonts supporting the modern Georgian secular Mkhedruli alphabet. Be sure to see the new font samples, showing each of the new typestyles.

Hebrew Scriptures Professional in Unicode has been released for both Windows and Macintosh.Hebrew Scriptures Professional in Unicode, available for either Windows or Macintosh, has been released. This new product includes all available formats of the Hebrew Scriptures in Unicode. Currently, there are 12 formats; 10 in Hebrew and 2 Transliterated.

LaserGujarati in Unicode has been released for both Windows and Macintosh.LaserGujarati in Unicode LaserGujarati in Unicode (GujaratiLSU) font samplefor Windows and Macintosh has been released. The product includes the GujaratiLSU™ font in plain, bold, italic, and bolditalic weights, supporting Gujarati, English, and west European languages. The GujaratiLSU font contains hundreds of conjuncts including composite and half-form. The product includes a phonetic keyboard layout for easy, intuitive input of consonants, vowels, and conjuncts. The keyboard layout places the consonants and vowels on the US keyboard phonetically as much as possible, and provides four characters per key (instead of the normal two) for easy input of Gujarati. Be sure to see the beautiful font samples.

LaserArmenian in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.LaserArmenian in Unicode, previously The ArmenianLSU font, part of LaserArmenian in Unicodeavailable only for Macintosh, has now been released for Windows. Our beautiful Armenian font is now available in a Unicode-encoded version, supporting Armenian, transliteration of Armenian into the Latin alphabet, and English and other Latin 1 languages. The product includes four keyboard layouts for easy input. The keyboards support the Eastern Armenian standard, the Western Armenian standard, a phonetic Armenian keyboard layout (based on the US keyboard), plus an English keyboard providing access to the transliteration symbols needed to transliterate Armenian. Be sure to see the font samples.

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode has been released for Windows and Macintosh.LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh. LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.The product includes right-to-left, Unicode-encoded, TrueType® OpenType fonts in 4 typestyles with all characters and diacritics for standard modern Arabic and Persian (not Koranic Arabic), plus English and other west European (Latin 1) languages. Four additional fonts allow the user to emulate texts that do not include dots on the regular consonants. The OpenType features of the fonts provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The product includes phonetically-arranged keyboard software for Arabic and for Persian. In addition, keyboard software arranged similar to the Windows and Macintosh Arabic and Persian keyboards is included.

LaserThai in Unicode has been released for Windows and Macintosh.LaserThai in Unicode, previously available only for the Macintosh, is now available for Windows. LaserThai in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.The same eight beautiful typestyles available for many years in a non-Unicode format (LaserThai) are now available in Unicode format, which allows documents to be transferred between Windows and Macintosh computers without conversion or reformatting.

AfroRoman is now available in 4 new typestyles!AfroRoman, previously AfroRoman sample showing some of the special characters in the fontavailable only in a Times®-style, is now available in four additional typestyles: Helvetica®-, Garamond-, Palatino®-, and Zapf Chancery®-styles. The AfroRoman series of fonts enables users to type more than 1540 African languages. Because these fonts are not Unicode-encoded (as are the AfroRoman in Unicode fonts), they may be used in any application. This makes them essential for publishers who cannot produce their work in Unicode-compatible applications.

AfroRoman in Unicode is now available in 4 new typestyles!The AfroRoman in Unicode product, previously available only in a Times®-style, is now available in four additional typestyles (Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, and Zapf Chancery®-styles), and is now Windows Vista-compatible. AfroRoman in Unicode supports more than 1450 African languages.This remarkable product provides professional-quality, Unicode-encoded AfroRomanU fonts in TrueType® OpenType® format for typing more than 1450 African languages, plus English and other west European (or Latin 1) languages. These beautiful, unique fonts contain 1947 letters, accents, diacritics, and accented character combinations that are easily typed with the included keyboard software. The fonts are compatible between Windows and Macintosh, making collaboration between those using the two Operating Systems easy. Be sure to see the extensive font samples to see the amazing variety of character combinations possible with these fonts.

LaserCoptic in Unicode has been released for Windows and Macintosh.We are pleased to announce the release of LaserCoptic in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh. This remarkable product provides two professional-quality, Unicode-encoded fonts A small sample of the CopticLSU font.(CopticLSU plain and NagHammadiLSU plain) in TrueType® OpenType® format for typing Coptic (including letters derived from Demotic and the characters for Sahidic, Fayumic, Bohairic, and Old Nubian). The fonts also include full support for nomina sacra overbars, underbars, overdots, and underdots, plus support for the Latin character set for English and other western European languages.

The LaserHebrew Converter has been released for Windows or Macintosh.The exciting new LaserHebrew Converter for Windows or for Macintosh has been released. This time-saving product helps you do three things: 1) Convert LaserHebrew and/or LaserHebrew II ASCII-encoded text in Word documents to the Unicode-encoded format of the LaserHebrew in Unicode fonts; 2) Convert fully-pointed LaserHebrew and/or LaserHebrew II text either to Vocalized text (removing accents but retaining vowels) or to Consonantal text (removing both accents and vowels). When converting to Consonantal text you can also choose to distinguish the sin and shin or to remove their dots; and 3) Convert fully-pointed LaserHebrew in Unicode text to either Vocalized text (removing accents but retaining vowels) or to Consonantal text (removing both accents and vowels). When converting to consonantal text you can also choose to distinguish the sin and shin or to remove their dots. Now, with just a little user input and a few mouse clicks you can convert portions of Hebrew text into your desired format.

The TeubnerLS typefaces have been added to LaserGreek II.The beautiful new TeubnerLS typefaces, previously released as part of LaserGreek in Unicode, have now been released as part of the LaserGreek II product, available for both Windows and Macintosh. The TeubnerLS fonts are modeled after the classic Teubner design, but are modified for consistency. Like all LaserGrewek and LaserGreek II fonts, the eight TeubnerLS typefaces include all 35 accents, breathing marks, iota subscripts, and diereses needed to type classical and Biblical Greek. These may be typed over any symbol in any combination. Each Greek font also includes the Nestle-Aland, UBS, Leiden, and TLG text-critical symbols and sigla as well as the Roman alphabet and French and German accents.

The Greek New and Old Testaments with Grammatical Tags in Unicode is now available for Windows and Macintosh.The Greek New Testament with Grammatical Tags and Greek Old Testament (LXX) with Grammatical Tags have both been released formatted for use with our Unicode-encoded fonts. If you have purchased LaserGreek in Unicode for either Mac or Windows you will want to get these Unicode-encoded Tagged texts to help you in your studies.

The Greek New and Old Testaments with Grammatical Tags in Unicode are now available for both Mac and Windows.

LaserCherokee in Unicode is now available for Windows and Macintosh.LaserCherokee in Unicode, previously released only for Windows, is now available for Macintosh. Sample of the CherokeeLSU Unicode-encoded Cherokee font.This unique product allows the user to type Unicode-encoded Cherokee text and then sort it according to correct Cherokee sorting order. The LaserCherokee Converter is also included in the product, allowing users to convert their ASCII-encoded LaserCherokee files to the new Unicode-encoded LaserCherokee in Unicode font. See the product page for more information and font samples.

LaserGreek CrossPlatform Converter has been released.LaserGreek CrossPlatform Converter has been released, and is available for both Windows and Macintosh. This new product makes collaboration between Windows and Macintosh users of LaserGreek and LaserGreek II fonts much easier than before. Now you can simply run a Word macro to convert LaserGreek and LaserGreek II text in Microsoft Word documents between Word for Windows format and Word for Macintosh format. The converter is a series of macros embedded in a Microsoft Word file. You simply copy the appropriate macros into each of the Word files you receive that contain LaserGreek text and run the macros to convert the text to the LaserGreek arrangement of your computer platform. The macros do not affect any other text in your files except the LaserGreek (and/or LaserGreek II) text, allowing you to retain your file's original formatting. The LaserGreek CrossPlatform Converter makes a daunting task simple.

LaserAkkadian has been updated with a macro for converting transliterated text to Akkadian signs.LaserAkkadian has been updated—a Law 1 of Hammurabi's Law Codepowerful Word® macro has been added to the product. The macro will convert transliterated Akkadian text to Akkadian signs. If you have Akkadian transliteration in your documents it is now fast and easy to convert the transliteration into Akkadian signs. Current users will want to upgrade now. The cost is only $60 plus shipping for the upgrade. LaserAkkadian includes 10 fonts containing the complete set of Neo-Assyrian Akkadian signs (more than 850 signs!). LaserAkkadian includes a complete set of erasure symbols.There are five fonts with solid wedges and five fonts with outline (open) wedges. The fonts include transliteration letters and symbols and erasure symbols. Be sure to see the new, larger font samples plus a more complete description of the new macro.

LaserPaleo-Hebrew has been released.LaserPaleo-Hebrew for Windows and Macintosh has been released. This exciting new product provides ten professional-quality TrueType® and Type 1 (PostScript® format) Paleo-Hebrew fonts for typing ancient Hebrew character shapes. Included in LaserPaleo-Hebrew are fonts representing the character shapes of the inscriptions found in level VI of the Arad excavations, the Gezer inscription, the Samaritan inscriptions, the Zakkur inscriptions, and the inscription in the Siloam tunnel. There is a font matching the style of the character shapes of the Lachish letters written on potsherds, and there are three fonts with the style of Old Phoenician. Finally, while not Hebrew, included is a related font matching the style of the character shapes of Imperial Aramaic. The fonts are arranged phonetically, following the US keyboard as closely as possible; the font layouts are compatible with the LaserHebrew® and LaserHebrew II fonts; and the Windows and Macintosh products are compatible with each other. Be sure to see the font samples.

LaserArmenian in Unicode has been released.LaserArmenian in Unicode for Macintosh has been released, with a Windows version coming soon. The ArmenianLSU font, part of LaserArmenian in UnicodeOur beautiful Armenian font is now available in a Unicode-encoded version, supporting Armenian, transliteration of Armenian into the Latin alphabet, and English and other Latin 1 languages. The product includes four keyboard layouts for easy input. The keyboards support the Eastern Armenian standard, the Western Armenian standard, a phonetic Armenian keyboard layout (based on the US keyboard), plus an English keyboard providing access to the transliteration symbols needed to transliterate Armenian. Be sure to see the font samples.

LaserArmenian Converter has been released.The LaserArmenian Converter for Macintosh has been released, with a Windows version coming soon. Are you ready to move to the beautiful, new ArmenianLSU Unicode-encoded font described above? You can easily convert your ASCII-encoded LaserArmenian documents to our Unicode-encoded LaserArmenian In Unicode font using the LaserArmenian Converter.

LaserHindi Sanskrit in Unicode has been released.We are very pleased to announce the release of LaserHindi Sanskrit in Unicode for Macintosh, which was previously available only for Windows. Sample of one of the new LaserHindi Sanskrit in Unicode fontsThese products include the HindiLSU and SanskritLSU Unicode-encoded fonts in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic weights. Also included are two keyboard layouts for easy, intuitive input of modern Hindi and classical Sanskrit. The Phonetic layout places the consonants and vowels on the US keyboard phonetically as much as is possible. The Traditional layout in the Windows product follows the Hindi Traditional method of input used in Windows; in the Macintosh product the Traditional layout follows the Devanagari layout used in the Mac OS. Be sure to see the font samples and keyboard layouts.

SuperHebrew & Hebraica Converter has been released.Do you have files typed with the old SuperHebrew and/or Hebraica fonts? The SuperHebrew & Hebraica Converter will allow you to convert text typed with Linguist's Software SuperHebrew and/or Hebraica fonts to the beautiful fonts in LaserHebrew for Macintosh. The converter is a series of macros embedded in a Microsoft Word file. You simply copy the macros into each of your Word files that contain SuperHebrew and/or Hebraica text and run the macros to convert the text to either NewJerusalem or Hebraica II (HebraicaII). The macros do not affect any other text in your files, allowing you to retain your file's original formatting. The SuperHebrew & Hebraica Converter makes a daunting task simple.

LaserLakota in Unicode has been released.We are excited to LaserLakota in Unicode for Windows and Macintoshannounce that LaserLakota in Unicode for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. The LaserLakota fonts are now available in a Unicode-encoded format, providing complete compatibility between the Windows and Macintosh versions. The fonts include OpenType layout features, which allow easy, intuitive input of all accents and diacritics used in the Lakota language. The product includes both OpenType and Deadkey keyboards, allowing the fonts to be input in any Unicode-compatible application. Like the non-Unicode LaserLakota product, LaserLakotaU supports all of the most commonly-used Lakota orthographies, including the Albert White Hat, Sr., Eugene Beuchel, David Little Elk, and Paul Manhart orthographies. Be sure to see the font samples and descriptions of the keyboard input methods here.

TransIndic Converter has been released.TransIndic Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded TransIndic Transliteration fonts? Do you have lots of files created using the TransIndic Transliterator (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the TransIndic Converter you can convert each of your old Microsoft Word files containing TransIndic text to the new Unicode-encoded fonts in the TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The TransIndic Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

Modern Greek Converter has been released.Modern Greek Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded Greek fonts? Do you have lots of files created using Modern Greek and/or Modern Greek II (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the Modern Greek Converter you can convert each of your old Microsoft Word files containing Modern Greek and/or Modern Greek II text to the new Unicode-encoded fonts in the LaserGreek in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The Modern Greek Converter makes a daunting task simple.

Transliterated forms of the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Scriptures have been released.Transliterated Hebrew and Greek Scriptures are now available. Transliterated forms of the BHS, LXX, and GNT are now available.We have just released the Hebrew Scriptures in Unicode transliterated (SBL-style), and both the Greek Old Testament and the Greek New Testament in Unicode, both transliterated according to the SBL-convention. You now may purchase Unicode-encoded versions of the BHS, the LXX, and the GNT, transliterated and formatted with our wonderful TranslitLSU font (available separately as part of the Semitic Transliterator in Unicode product). Adding portions of transliterated Scripture to your documents is now as simple as a copy and paste operation. Available for both Windows and Macintosh.

AfroRoman Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been released.AfroRoman Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded AfroRoman fonts? Do you have a lot of files created using AfroRoman (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the AfroRoman Converter you can convert each of your old Microsoft Word files to the new Unicode-encoded font in the AfroRoman in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The AfroRoman Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

Semitic Transliterator Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been released.Semitic Transliterator Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded Semitic Transliterator fonts? Do you have a lot of Word files created using Semitic Transliterator (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the Semitic Transliterator Converter you can convert each of your old Microsoft Word files to the new Unicode-encoded font in the Semitic Transliterator in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The Semitic Transliterator Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released.TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released. Our specialized font for transliteration of Indic languages is now available in a Unicode-encoded format with OpenType layout features added to the fonts. Transliterate Indic languages with TransIndic Transliterator in UnicodeThis provides unparalleled ease of use, an intuitive input method, perfect positioning of all diacritics, and beautiful printed output. Users can modify a letter with up to three accents above and two accents below the letter. As you type the diacritics are added and automatically repositioned, creating perfectly formed accented letters. Because these fonts are Unicode-encoded the Windows and Macintosh versions are compatible, allowing transparent cross-platform transfers in compatible applications. Available in five typestyles. See additional font and keyboard samples and an explanation of the input method.

LaserVietnamese Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been released.LaserVietnamese Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded LaserVietnamese fonts? Do you have a lot of Word files created using LaserVietnamese (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the LaserVietnamese Converter you can convert each of your old files to the new Unicode-encoded fonts in the LaserVietnamese in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The LaserVietnamese Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

EuroSlavic Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been released.EuroSlavic Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded EuroSlavic fonts? Do you have a lot of Word files created using EuroSlavic (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the EuroSlavic Converter you can convert each of your old files to the new Unicode-encoded font in the EuroSlavic in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The EuroSlavic Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

LaserIPA Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been released.LaserIPA Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released. Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded IPA fonts? Do you have a lot of Word files created using LaserIPA (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the LaserIPA Converter you can convert each of your old files to the new Unicode-encoded font in the LaserIPA in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The LaserIPA Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

TransCyrillic Converter for Windows and Macintosh has been released.TransCyrillic Converter for Windows and for Macintosh has been released! Are you ready to move to Unicode-encoded Cyrillic fonts? Do you have a lot of Word files created using Cyrillic II and/or TransCyrillic (ASCII-encoded) fonts? With the TransCyrillic Converter you can convert each of your old files to the new Unicode-encoded fonts in the TransCyrillic in Unicode product with a single mouse-click. The TransCyrillic Converter makes a daunting task simple. Read more about it here.

LaserYukon in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released.LaserYukon in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh has been released! LaserYukon in Unicode for Windows has just been released.The LaserYukon fonts supporting the Athapaskan languages have now been released in a Unicode-encoded format with OpenType layout features added to the fonts. This allows unparalleled ease of use, intuitive input order, and beautiful printed output. With our included keyboard software you type in a logical order (letter, accent, accent) and the letters with their accents are properly positioned automatically as you type. Available in five typestyles.

New - LaserIPA in Unicode is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.LaserIPA in Unicode, previously released for Windows, has been released for Macintosh! Now you can easily type all characters and diacritics in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) standard in a Unicode-compatible font. Our original LaserIPA product includes the font used to publish the official Journal of the IPA. Now you can get the same font in a Unicode-compatible format, with exceptional ease of input provided by OpenType® layout features built into the font and supported Sample of the IPA LS Uni font included in LaserIPA in Unicode for Windowsby Microsoft Word 2003 in Windows, and Mellel 1.8 for Macintosh. LaserIPA in Unicode provides a professional-quality IPA font in TrueType® OpenType format, in plain and bold weights. The font includes not only the standard Unicode "IPA Extensions" characters, but also the "Spacing Modifiers" and "Combining Diacritics" sections of the Unicode Standard. The font also includes many letters and symbols that were once part of the IPA but are now obsolete, and some letters and symbols that were used as IPA letters and symbols but have never been officially adopted into the IPA. The font also includes the Latin 1 and Extended Latin character sets providing English and other western languages such as French and German. Be sure to see the font samples, including samples of the easy input method for stacking multiple diacritics.

New - LaserAmharic in Unicode has now been released for Macintosh.LaserAmharic in Unicode, currently available for Windows, has now been released for Macintosh. This product provides 6 high-quality, Unicode-encoded Amharic (or Ethiopic) TrueType® fonts in two typestyles for Sample showing both typestyles available in LaserAmharicUtyping at least 26 languages in the Hamito-Semitic family of languages which use the Ge'ez script. The LaserAmharic in Unicode fonts include separate composite forms of each character in the Amharic Syllabary. The text is therefore balanced in form and beautiful, both on screen and in print. The fonts also include the Latin 1 character set and additional Latin characters and diacritics covering many other Latin languages. Be sure to see the lovely font samples and read product details.

New - LaserVietnamese in Unicode has now been released for Macintosh.LaserVietnamese in Unicode, currently available for Windows, has now been released for Macintosh. This product provides professional-quality, Unicode-encoded Vietnamese fonts in TrueType® format. Sample of the VinaRomanU fontThese Vietnamese fonts include all accents and special diacritics used in the Vietnamese language. Because the LaserVietnamese in Unicode fonts include separate composite forms of each vowel with each diacritic combination, every letter shape and diacritic position is perfectly positioned. Be sure to see the lovely font samples and read product details.

New - EuroSlavic in Unicode has now been released for Macintosh.EuroSlavic in Unicode, currently available for Windows, has now been released for Macintosh. This product provides professional-quality, Unicode-encoded TrueType® fonts in seven typestyles for typing all Western and Central European Latin-based languages, plus other languages. A small sample of the diacritics available in the EuroSlavicU fontsThe fonts include all standard diacritics used in these languages. Because the EuroSlavic in Unicode fonts include separate composite forms of each vowel with each diacritic combination, every letter shape and diacritic is perfectly positioned. Because the fonts are Unicode-encoded they are interchangeable with other Unicode fonts that support these languages. Be sure to see the lovely font samples and read product details.

New - Semitic Transliterator in Unicode has now been released for Macintosh.Genesis 1:1 transliterated using the exciting new Semitic Transliterator in Unicode product. Semitic Transliterator in Unicode, currently available for Windows, has now been released for Macintosh. Now you can easily transliterate Semitic languages plus Greek and Coptic using Unicode-encoded fonts, which provide perfect positioning of all accented letters needed in the 21 transliteration methods supported by the fonts. This product is available in six typestyles and includes two keyboard layouts. Users of all Macintosh Unicode-aware applications can use the Deadkey keyboard layout for easy typing of accented letters using deadkey input. Be sure to see the lovely font samples and read product details.

New - Greek Epigraphy for Windows and Macintosh has been released.Greek Epigraphy for Windows and Macintosh has been released. A small sample of the Greek epigraphical alphabet available in Greek Epigraphy.Now you can type the Greek epigraphic alphabet, a complete set of standard Greek epigraphical characters, plus many specialized character shapes used in Greek epigraphy, including overdots and underdots used in textual analysis and overbars used for typing Nomina Sacra. These characters can be added to any document using your favorite word processor or desktop publishing application. Plus, the fonts are ASCII-compatible between Windows and Macintosh for easy transfer of files. Be sure to see the font samples to view the complete set of standard Greek epigraphical characters available in these unique fonts.

We are pleased to announce a series of products that have been released for the Macintosh, but which are not ready to be released for the Windows platform. The following products do not yet have their own product pages on this web site, but they can be ordered for the Macintosh from the Order Form, or by calling us at +1-425-775-1130. All of the following except the Spell Checkers will be released for Windows in the future. Click the links for more information about each product.

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Greek Bible Spell Checker for Linguist's Software ASCII Fonts

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Greek Bible Spell Checker for Unicode Fonts

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Hebrew & Greek Transliterator for Macintosh

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LaserHebrew CrossPlatform Converter for Macintosh

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LaserIroquoian in Unicode for Macintosh (and for Windows)

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LaserMalayalam in Unicode for Macintosh

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LaserSyriac CrossPlatform Converter for Macintosh

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LaserTurkish Converter for Macintosh

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Semitic Transliterator CrossPlatform Converter for Macintosh

 Did you know? Linguist's Software has 24 products that together support at least 88 Native American languages (plus hundreds of dialects). We also have 13 products that support Indian and Indic related languages.

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