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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.


LaserPashto in Unicode


Now get the beautiful LaserPashto fonts in a Unicode-encoded version!

LaserGreek in Unicode is available for Windowsfor Windows
LaserGreek in Unicode is available for Macintoshfor Macintosh
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Type right to left Pashto, Arabic, and Persian with proper line wrap, full justification, automatic contextualization of consonants, and proper positioning of vowels and diacritic marks as you type.

Sample Pashto text using the LateefiPashtoLSU font, part of LaserPashto in Unicode.

LaserPashto in Unicode includes 4 Typestyles

LaserPashto 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 Pashto, Arabic, and Persian (not Koranic Arabic), plus English and other west European (Latin 1) languages.

LateefiPashtoLSU

LateefiPashtoLSU, one of the fonts in LaserPashto in Unicode

KitabiPashtoLSU

KitabiPashtoLSU, one of the fonts in LaserPashto in Unicode

NargisiPashtoLSU

NargisiPashtoLSU, one of the fonts in LaserPashto in Unicode

SarmastPashtoLSU

SarmastPashtoLSU, one of the fonts in LaserPashto in Unicode

The fonts also support Persian.

LateefiPashtoLSU KitabiPashtoLSU
LateefiPashtoLSU, showing a sample of Persian KitabiPashtoLSU, showing a sample of Persian
NargisiPashtoLSU SarmastPashtoLSU
NargisiPashtoLSU, showing a sample of Persian SarmastPashtoLSU, showing a sample of Persian

Users can type right to left with proper line wrap and full justification of Pashto, 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 Pashto, Arabic, Persian, English, and the other supported Latin languages simply by toggling between the included Pashto, Arabic, Persian, and English keyboard drivers, without changing fonts. When you select one of the Pashto, Arabic or Persian keyboards, 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 Pashto, Arabic, and 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 LaserPashto 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 each user owns the fonts and has a compatible application. (Please be sure you understand the System Requirements for Windows and Macintosh before you order.)

Language Support by LaserPashto in Unicode

The fonts in LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh support the following languages:

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

LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows

LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows

LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows provides high-quality, Unicode-encoded Pashto, Arabic, and Persian fonts (described above) in TrueType format 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 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, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The fonts do not include the distinctive symbols of Koranic Arabic. LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows includes five keyboard layouts that provide four-characters-per-key input (instead of the normal two). Two of the keyboards support Pashto; one supports Arabic; one supports Persian; and one supports English and the other Latin 1 languages supported by the fonts.

 

LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows Keyboard Layouts

  • bulletThe PashtoLSU Phonetic keyboard layout is a phonetic layout with the Pashto sounds matched to the English (US) keyboard as closely as possible.
  • bulletThe PashtoLSU Standard keyboard layout closely matches the Pashto (Afghanistan) keyboard in Windows. Some characters not supported by Windows have been added.
  • 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 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 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 Pashto, Arabic, or Persian keyboards into the EnglishLS OT keyboard and type English, French, German, Spanish, etc., without changing fonts.
  • bulletClick this link for a pop-up window showing these five keyboard layouts.
 

Windows System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, or Windows 2000 SP3
    2. bulletRequires installation into Windows XP and 2000 of Arabic supplemental language support. This requires your original Windows XP or 2000 installation or Recovery CD. Our Setup Instructions provide instructions for installing this Windows feature. (Supplemental Language Support is built into Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista, and does not need to be added separately.)
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 or 2002 or another Unicode-aware and OpenType-compatible application that similarly handles Arabic. No version of WordPerfect (tested through v12), no version of QuarkXPress (through v6.5), no version of FrameMaker, and no version of PageMaker will support LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows.
    2. 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 Pashto that does support the OpenType features of the LaserPashto 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 LaserPashto 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.

Cost: US$ 99.95 Order

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

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LaserPashto in Unicode for Macintosh

LaserPashto in Unicode for Macintosh

LaserPashto in Unicode for Macintosh provides high-quality, Unicode-encoded Pashto, Arabic, and Persian fonts (described above) in TrueType format for standard modern Pashto, 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. LaserPashto in Unicode for Macintosh includes five keyboard layouts. There are two Pashto keyboards—one phonetic based on the English (US) keyboard, and one Standard based on the Macintosh Pashto layout. There is one Arabic phonetic keyboard layout based on the English (US) keyboard, and one Persian phonetic keyboard layout based on the English (US) layout. The user can switch between English and Pashto, 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 LaserPashto in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to Windows if the system and application requirements are met on both computers.

Cost: US$ 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 for use with LaserPashto in Unicode for Windows or Macintosh

Also Available: Non-Unicode Pashto, Arabic, and Persian Fonts
For non-Unicode versions of our Pashto, Arabic, and Persian fonts, available for both Windows and Macintosh, see:

The LaserPashto non-Unicode fonts are not interchangeable with LaserPashto in Unicode fonts. However, both Unicode and non-Unicode versions of LaserPashto 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 LaserPashto product is the fonts may be used in applications that do not support the OpenType features of LaserPashto in Unicode. Note, however, non-Unicode LaserPashto does not support right-to-left input.

Also Available: Related Font Products

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Testimonials

Here's what others are saying about LaserPashto in Unicode Here's what others are saying about LaserPashto in Unicode:

"All your products are really beautiful in addition to being functional. My heartiest congratulations! I am absolutely amazed by your talent and genius. My very best regards and gratitude,"
Michael F. Pajak, Mount Laurel, NJ


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