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Books

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.


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 $5580 price includes express shipping and insurance.


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 and 4 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Barnabas, and the Shepherd is available for a limited time for $699.95, Order Form. We believe this is by far the best price available anywhere. The list price is $999. Shipping the 32 lb box by UPS ground is $59 within the USA 48 states. Shipping to the UK is $149 and $129 to most other western European countries, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are $149. Egypt, Israel, India, and Singapore are $169. 828 pages 13.5 x 16.5 in., cloth with slipcase. ISBN: 9781598565775


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.


LaserArabic & Farsi® in Unicode


Now get the beautiful LaserArabic & Farsi fonts in a Unicode-encoded version!

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode is available for Windows for Windows

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode is available for Macintosh for Macintosh

What others are saying What others are saying


Type right to left Arabic and Persian with proper line wrap, full justification, automatic contextualization of consonants, and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type!

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows or Macintosh 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.

LateefiLSU

LateefiLSU, one of the fonts in LaserArabic & FarsiU

KitabiLSU

KitabiLSU, one of the fonts in LaserArabic & FarsiU

NargisiLSU

NargisiLSU, one of the fonts in LaserArabic & FarsiU

SarmastLSU

SarmastLSU, one of the fonts in LaserArabic & FarsiU

Each of the above fonts has a corresponding font with "NoDots" that allows the user to emulate texts that do not include dots on the regular consonants.

LateefiNoDotsLSU

LateefiNoDotsLSU, showing how you can emulate texts that did not include dots on the regular vowels

KitabiNoDotsLSU

KitabiNoDotsLSU, showing how you can emulate texts that did not include dots on the regular vowels

NargisiNoDotsLSU

NargisiNoDotsLSU, showing how you can emulate texts that did not include dots on the regular vowels

SarmastNoDotsLSU

SarmastNoDotsLSU, showing how you can emulate texts that did not include dots on the regular vowels

 

The fonts also support Persian.

LateefiLSU KitabiLSU
LateefiLSU, showing a sample of Persian KitabiLSU, showing a sample of Persian
NargisiLSU SarmastLSU
NargisiLSU, showing a sample of Persian SarmastLSU, showing a sample of Persian

Users can type right to left with proper line wrap and full justification of Arabic and Persian text. The fonts include OpenType™ layout features that provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The user may switch back and forth between Arabic, Persian, English, and the other supported Latin languages simply by toggling between the included Arabic, Persian, and English keyboard drivers, without changing fonts. When you select the Arabic or Persian keyboard, input will automatically be right to left. When you select the English keyboard, the input direction will automatically change to left to right. Users may combine Arabic or Persian with text from any other language supported by your computer's Operating System. All this can be done with your regular physical keyboard. You do not need to buy a special keyboard to use the LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode fonts.

The Unicode encoding of these fonts means the Windows and Macintosh fonts are completely compatible. Documents may be freely exchanged between Windows and Macintosh users, with no conversion or special handling necessary, as long as the fonts are installed and each user has a compatible application. (Please be sure you understand the System Requirements for Windows and Macintosh before you order.)

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Languages supported by LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh:

bulletAfrikaans bulletDutch bulletIcelandic bulletPortuguese
bulletArabic bulletEnglish bulletIndonesian bulletSpanish
bulletBasque bulletFinnish bulletItalian bulletSwedish
bulletCatalan bulletFrench bulletNorwegian plus additional languages
bulletDanish bulletGerman bulletPersian covered by code page 1252
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Read here about the Windows product, or scroll down for the Macintosh product.

 

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows provides high-quality, Unicode-encoded Arabic and Persian fonts (described above) in TrueType® format for standard modern Arabic and Persian, for typing right to left with proper line wrap and full justification. The fonts include OpenType layout features that provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The fonts make use of the OpenType shaping engine (Uniscribe) built into Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. The fonts do not include the distinctive symbols of Koranic Arabic. LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows includes six keyboard layouts that provide four-characters-per-key input (instead of the normal two). Three of the keyboards support Arabic; two support Persian; and one supports English and the other Latin 1 languages supported by the fonts.

  • bulletThe ArabicLSU Qwerty keyboard layout is a phonetic layout with the Arabic sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible. This keyboard also supports Persian.
  • bulletThe ArabicLSU Standard keyboard layout closely matches the Arabic (101) keyboard in Windows, but differs because it also supports Persian.
  • bulletThe ArabicLSU Azerty keyboard layout closely matches the Arabic AZERTY (French) keyboard in Windows, but differs because it also supports Persian.
  • bulletThe FarsiLSU Qwerty keyboard layout is a phonetic layout with the Persian sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible. This keyboard also supports Arabic.
  • bulletThe FarsiLSU Standard keyboard layout closely matches the Persian keyboard in Windows, but differs because it also supports Arabic.
  • bulletThe EnglishLS OT keyboard layout allows the user to type English and other western Latin-based languages easily. It allows the user to toggle from one of the ArabicLSU or FarsiLSU keyboards into the EnglishLS OT keyboard and type English, French, German, Spanish, etc., without changing fonts.

Click this link for a pop-up window showing these six keyboard layouts.

Windows System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP
    2. bulletRequires installation into Windows of Arabic supplemental language support in Windows XP. This requires your original Windows XP installation CD. Our Setup Instructions provide instructions for installing this Windows feature. (This feature is built in to Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista, and does not need to be installed.)
    3. bulletThis product will not work in any earlier version of Windows (2000/NT/Me/98/95/3.x).
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003, or LibreOffice 3.3 or newer, or OpenOffice 3.2 or newer, or another Unicode-aware and OpenType-compatible application that similarly handles Arabic.
    2. bulletLibreOffice and OpenOffice are free office suites available for download. Always download and install the latest version.
    3. bulletAt this time we know of no other programs, including QuarkXPress 7.0, or the Universal English versions of InDesign and Illustrator, that support the OpenType features in these fonts, even though these programs are Unicode-compatible and support some OpenType features. There may be other software designed for Arabic that does support the OpenType features of the LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows fonts. If you discover any program that does support these features, please contact us.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletThe fonts will print to any Windows printer at the highest quality allowed by the printer.
    2. bulletAll documentation, including a User's Manual, the Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys), and a Troubleshooting Manual, is in Adobe® Acrobat™ PDF format, and is installed into the Windows Start menu for easy access. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
    3. bulletFiles created with these fonts are compatible with the Macintosh version of LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to the Macintosh if the system and application requirements are met on both computers.

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows $99.95 Order

Do you need to upgrade? Check the current version number and a Release History.

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LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Macintosh

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Macintosh provides high-quality, Unicode-encoded Arabic and Persian fonts (described above) in TrueType® format for standard modern Arabic and Persian, for typing right to left with proper line wrap and full justification (in Mellel, sold separately). The fonts include OpenType layout features which provide automatic contextualization of consonants and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type. The fonts do not include the distinctive symbols of Koranic Arabic. LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Macintosh includes five keyboard layouts. There are three Arabic keyboard layouts —one phonetic (based on the English keyboard), one Standard (based on the Macintosh Arabic layout), and an additional Arabic phonetic keyboard based on the French Azerty layout. There are two Persian keyboard layouts—one phonetic based on the English layout, and one Standard, based on the Macintosh Persian layout. The user can switch between English and Arabic, or English and Persian, by pressing the caps lock key. See this link for a pop-up window showing the keyboard layouts.

Macintosh System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Mellel, sold separately.
    2. bullet Even applications that claim to be Unicode and OpenType compliant (e.g., QuarkXPress 7.0 or InDesign) may only support a limited range of Unicode characters or a limited set of OpenType features. Contact Linguist's Software about compatibility questions and about the availability of a non-Unicode version of this product that works in all applications.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletAll documentation, including a User's Manual and Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys) is in Adobe® Acrobat™ PDF format. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it, using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
    2. bulletFiles created with these fonts are compatible with the Windows version of LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to Windows if the system and application requirements are met on both computers.

LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Macintosh LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Macintosh $99.95 Order

Mellel word processor for Mac OS X

Mellel $25 Order ($25 when ordered with this Macintosh product, $38 sold separately.)

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Also Available

Also available for use with LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode for Windows or Macintosh:

Also Available: Non-Unicode Arabic and Persian Fonts

For non-Unicode versions of our Arabic and Persian fonts, available for both Windows and Macintosh, see:

  • bulletLaserArabic & Farsi
  • The LaserArabic & Farsi non-Unicode fonts are not interchangeable with LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode fonts. However, both Unicode and non-Unicode versions of LaserArabic & Farsi may be installed on your system (since they have different file and font names) and may even be used in the same documents. The value of the non-Unicode-encoded LaserArabic & Farsi product is the fonts may be used in applications that do not support the OpenType features of LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode. Note, however, non-Unicode LaserArabic & Farsi does not support right-to-left input.

Also Available: Related Font Products

Also Available: Keyboard Stickers

  • bulletAvailable from Latkey in various colors - Arabic Keyboard Stickers for the modern Arabic layout. (This link will open a new window.)
 

Testimonials

Here's what others are saying about LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode Here's what others are saying about LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode:

"After all you did for me, I have no more words to thank you; let me simply say in my mother tongue: J'aimerais vous exprimer ici toute l'admiration et la gratitude que je ressens devant ce magnifique ouvrage qu'est Linguist's Software, vous assurer de mon entière reconnaissance pour toutes les fontes que vous m'avez permis d'acquérir et vous dire combien j'ai apprécié vos courriels, si précis, rapides et courtois. Je souhaite longue et belle vie à la société si précieuse que vous avez fondée et vous prie d'agréer, cher Monsieur, mes bien cordiales salutations."
Jean Lathion, Thônex, Switzerland

"LaserArabic & Farsi in Unicode makes it even easier to write Arabic and English on the same line than Nisus. I am looking forward to discovering all Mellel's potential. So thank you for promoting it."
Djehane Hauge, Languages Instructor and Consultant,
Rice University, Houston, TX


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