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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.


LaserTamil in Unicode


Now get LaserTamil fonts in a Unicode-encoded version!

for Windows

for Macintosh


LaserTamil™ in Unicode™ for Windows® or Macintosh® provides professional-quality Unicode-encoded fonts in TrueType® OpenType® format, in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic, for typing Tamil, plus English and other western European Latin languages. The TamilLSU™ and TamilSansU™ fonts include the complete Tamil section of the Unicode Standard, providing fonts that are fully compatible with other Unicode-encoded Tamil fonts. LaserTamil in Unicode includes a phonetic keyboard layout that provides four characters per key (instead of the normal two) for easy input of Tamil. The keyboard layout places the Tamil consonants, wherever possible, according to the sound of the English keys, and takes advantage of the OpenType layout features built into the fonts for logical, intuitive input. Consonant/vowel ligatures form automatically, and vowels position automatically as you type. For example:

Consonant-vowel ligatures form automatically as you type.

LaserTamil in Unicode is available in two typefaces. The TamilLSU font is a serif font and the TamilSansU font is a sans serif font. The typefaces can be purchased individually or together as LaserTamil Professional in Unicode.

TamilLSU

TamilSansU

TamilLSU (serif) and TamilSansU (sans serif) fonts are available.

The fonts are provided in plain (regular), bold, italic, and bold-italic:

TamilLSU

TamilLSU is provided in plain (regular), bold, italic, and bold-italic weights.

TamilSansU

TamilSansU is provided in plain (regular), bold, italic, and bold-italic weights.

In addition, each of the above fonts is provided with alternate forms of some characters. This sample shows the different forms of certain characters in the TamilLSU and TamilLSUAlt serif fonts.

The TamilSansU and TamilSansUAlt fonts have the same alternate forms, but in a sans serif typeface.

Following are additional samples in the TamilLSU font.

Isolated Forms of Vowels

Isolated Forms of Vowels

Compound Forms of Vowels

Compound Forms of Vowels

The special letter Aydham (pronounced 'akh')

Tamil special letter Aydham (pronounced 'akh')

Tamil numerals

Tamil numerals

Tamil Ligatures

Tamil Ligatures

Text Samples
John 3:16 in the TamilLSU and TamilLSUAlt fonts:

Tamil text sample, John 3:16, in the TamilLSU and TamilLSUAlt fonts

The same Scripture sample is shown here in the TamilSansU and TamilSansUAlt sans serif fonts:

John 3:16 in the TamilSansU and TamilSansUAlt fonts

LaserTamil in Unicode is available for both Windows and Macintosh.

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LaserTamil in Unicode for Windows

LaserTamil in Unicode for Windows

LaserTamil™ in Unicode™ for Windows® includes two keyboard layouts (one for Tamil and one for Latin languages) that provide four characters per key (instead of the normal two) for easy, intuitive input of all supported languages using Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007 or OpenOffice.org 3.2 or newer, in Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. The Tamil keyboard layout takes advantage of the OpenType layout features built into the fonts for logical, intuitive input.

Windows System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, or 2007 (or another component of Office) or OpenOffice.org 3.2 or newer (available for free download from OpenOffice.org).
    2. bulletNo earlier version of Word is fully compatible. Word 2003 has been tested and supports all features built into the font except the Tamil letter SHA consonant-vowel ligatures. The User's Manual includes several work-arounds allowing Word 2003 to be used, but with some inconvenience.
    3. bulletOpenOffice.org 3.1 and earlier is not compatible. You must upgrade to version 3.2 or newer, available for free download.
    4. bulletIt is not known if InDesign CS4 supports the OpenType features of the font. (InDesign CS4 supports LaserHebrewU, LaserGujaratiU, and LaserHindi SanskritU if World Tools or ScribeDOOR is installed and used during editing.) If you are successful using LaserTamilU with this application please let us know!
    5. bulletQuarkXPress 8.02 does not support LaserTamil in Unicode.
    6. bulletWe expect LibreOffice to support LaserTamilU (because OpenOffice supports it), but LibreOffice has not been tested.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletThe fonts will print to any Windows printer at the highest quality allowed by your printer.
    2. bulletThese fonts are compatible with the Macintosh version of LaserTamil in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files between Word or OpenOffice.org 3.2 for Windows and Mellel for Macintosh, if LaserTamil in Unicode fonts are installed on both systems. (Save files as Rich Text Format documents before sending them to the Macintosh.)
    3. 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, 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 installed.
  • bulletKeyboard Layouts The LaserTamilU Keyboards
    1. bulletTwo keyboard layouts are included for typing Tamil and all supported Latin languages. The keyboard layout places the Tamil consonants, wherever possible, according to the sound of the English keys, that is, they are arranged phonetically according to the English (United States) keyboard layout.
    2. bulletView the keyboard layout in this pop-up window.

Cost: US$ 99.95 for either LaserTamil or LaserTamil Sans in Unicode for Windows or US$ 149.95 for LaserTamil Professional in Unicode for Windows (both typefaces) Order

(Please be sure you read the System Requirements before you order. This font is not compatible with the non-Unicode LaserTamil for Windows fonts.)

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

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LaserTamil in Unicode for Macintosh

LaserTamil in Unicode for Macintosh

LaserTamil in Unicode for Macintosh includes two software keyboard layouts (one for Tamil and one for all supported Latin languages) that provide four characters per key for easy input of Tamil and Latin languages using the Mellel word processor in Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The Tamil keyboard layout takes advantage of the OpenType layout features built into the fonts for logical, intuitive input.

Macintosh System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires Mellel, also available from Linguist's Software.
    2. bulletMicrosoft Word is Unicode-compliant, but does not support the OpenType features of these fonts. It will not work with LaserTamil in Unicode for Macintosh. (If you must work in Word see LaserTamil for Macintosh.)
    3. 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 installed.
    2. bulletThese fonts are compatible with the Windows version of LaserTamil in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files between Mellel for Macintosh and Word or OpenOffice.org for Windows, if LaserTamil in Unicode fonts are installed on both systems.
  • bulletKeyboard Layouts The LaserTamilU Keyboard
    1. bulletTwo keyboard layouts are included for typing Tamil and all supported Latin languages. The keyboard layout places the Tamil consonants, wherever possible, according to the sound of the English keys, that is, they are arranged phonetically according to the English keyboard.
    2. bulletView the keyboard layouts in this pop-up window.

Cost: US$ 99.95 for either LaserTamil or LaserTamil Sans in Unicode for Macintosh or US$ 149.95 for LaserTamil Professional in Unicode for Macintosh (both typefaces) Order

(Please be sure you read the System Requirements before you order. This font is not compatible with the non-Unicode LaserTamil for Macintosh fonts.)

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Also Available

For non-Unicode Tamil fonts see LaserTamil.

bulletLaserTamil for Windows

bulletLaserTamil for Macintosh

These two non-Unicode products are not compatible with the LaserTamil in Unicode fonts shown on this page. However, if you must publish your work in software that is not Unicode-compatible and OpenType-compatible then you must use the non-Unicode products available at these two links.


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