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U+0590 – U+05FF   (1424–1535)

The Hebrew script is caseless and is written right-to-left; it is used for the Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish languages. It is also sometimes used for printing modern and classical Aramaic. Additional Hebrew characters can be found in Alphabetic Presentation Forms. For more information, visit Nir Dagan’s Hebrew on the Web site. For information on using Unicode for Yiddish, visit Mark H. David’s Understanding Yiddish Information Processing (UYIP) with Unicode site. You can find some Hebrew in Windows-1255 character encoding at http://www.microsoft.com/israel/, some Hebrew in visual ISO 8859-8 encoding at the Israeli Government Tech Site, The Knesset - The Parliament of Israel and Israel Online, and some information in Hebrew about Macintosh computers at http://www.yeda.co.il/. You can find the same page with logical and visual character encoding at Noa (by Elad Eyal) [Logical Hebrew] and Noa (by Elad Eyal) [Visual Hebrew]. Shlomi Tal has produced The Guide to Hebrew Computing in both ISO-Visual Hebrew for Netscape and Unicode UTF-8 Logical Hebrew for Internet Explorer.

Users of Internet Explorer 5 for Windows can choose to install Hebrew Language Support, which allows you to view Hebrew Web pages and adds Hebrew support to some other applications. Internet Explorer 5 can save Hebrew Web pages with alternative character encodings, including Windows, ISO logical and ISO visual. The latest versions of Microsoft’s core fonts for Windows (Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman) include Hebrew characters.

Users of Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9 can install an Apple Language Kit that provides Hebrew support in various applications.

Mac OS X incorporates support for Hebrew Unicode from version 10.2 onwards, and the Mellel and Nisus Writer Express word processors support right-to-left Hebrew.

Hebrew Web pages with UTF-8, Windows-1255 and ISO 8859-8 (logical and visual) encodings are supported by Internet Explorer 5 (or higher) with Windows 95 (or higher). Netscape Navigator 7.1 (and Mozilla 1.4) for Macintosh and for Windows supports Hebrew Web pages with UTF-8, ISO 8859-8 visual and logical, Windows, IBM and Mac encodings. The iCab Web browser for Macintosh computers supports Hebrew Web pages with UTF-8, Mac Hebrew and ISO 8859-8 encodings. The Opera Web browser version 7.2 (or higher) supports Hebrew Web pages with UTF-8, ISO 8859-8 visual and logical and Windows encodings.

There is a converter for Yiddish or Hebrew from Windows or Mac Hebrew into Unicode UTF-8 at Refoyl Finkl’s Yiddish Typewriter. It also converts the other way, and supports some other formats.

The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts Aharoni, ALPHABETUM Unicode, Arial, Arial Unicode MS, Bitstream CyberBase, Bitstream CyberBit, Cardo, Caslon, Chrysanthi Unicode, CN-Arial, CN-Times, Code2000, Courier New, David, David Transparent, DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Sans Condensed, EversonMono, Ezra SIL, Ezra SIL SR, Fixed Miriam Transparent, Fixedsys Excelsior, FrankRuehl, Free Idg Serif, Free Monospaced, Free Sans, Free Serif, Gisha, Hindsight Unicode, Levenim MT, Linux Biolinum O, Linux Libertine O, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans, Lucida Sans Typewriter, Lucida Sans Unicode (bug with Internet Explorer 5), Marin, MD King KhammuRabi, Microsoft Sans Serif, Mike Hebrew, Mike Hebrew Web, Miriam, Miriam Fixed, Miriam Transparent, Monospace, MPH 2B Damase, MyMyanmar, Narkisim, Quivira, Reader Sans, Rod, Rod Transparent, Roman Unicode, SBL Hebrew, sixpack, Sun-ExtA, Tahoma, Times New Roman, TITUS Cyberbit Basic, Vusillus Old Face and Zawgyi-One; in the Macintosh OS 9 Unicode fonts HB Arial (Arial Hebrew), HB Corsiva (Corsiva Hebrew), HB New Peninim (New Peninim MT), HB Raanana (Raanan) and Tahoma; in the Macintosh OS X Unicode fonts Arial, Corsiva Hebrew, Lucida Grande, New Peninim MT, Raanana and Times New Roman; and in the Unix Unicode fonts Caslon and ClearlyU.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, Apple’s TrueEdit, or WunderMoosen’s FontChecker.

If you are not familiar with the characters, you can check the characters displayed here with the graphical display at http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0590.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
ס֑1425ס֑0591HEBREW ACCENT ETNAHTA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֒1426ס֒0592HEBREW ACCENT SEGOL (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֓1427ס֓0593HEBREW ACCENT SHALSHELET (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֔1428ס֔0594HEBREW ACCENT ZAQEF QATAN (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֕1429ס֕0595HEBREW ACCENT ZAQEF GADOL (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֖1430ס֖0596HEBREW ACCENT TIPEHA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֗1431ס֗0597HEBREW ACCENT REVIA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֘1432ס֘0598HEBREW ACCENT ZARQA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֙1433ס֙0599HEBREW ACCENT PASHTA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֚1434ס֚059AHEBREW ACCENT YETIV (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֛1435ס֛059BHEBREW ACCENT TEVIR (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֜1436ס֜059CHEBREW ACCENT GERESH (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֝1437ס֝059DHEBREW ACCENT GERESH MUQDAM (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֞1438ס֞059EHEBREW ACCENT GERSHAYIM (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֟1439ס֟059FHEBREW ACCENT QARNEY PARA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֠1440ס֠05A0HEBREW ACCENT TELISHA GEDOLA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֡1441ס֡05A1HEBREW ACCENT PAZER (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֢1442ס֢05A2HEBREW ACCENT ATNAH HAFUKH (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֣1443ס֣05A3HEBREW ACCENT MUNAH (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֤1444ס֤05A4HEBREW ACCENT MAHAPAKH (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֥1445ס֥05A5HEBREW ACCENT MERKHA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֦1446ס֦05A6HEBREW ACCENT MERKHA KEFULA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֧1447ס֧05A7HEBREW ACCENT DARGA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֨1448ס֨05A8HEBREW ACCENT QADMA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֩1449ס֩05A9HEBREW ACCENT TELISHA QETANA (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֪1450ס֪05AAHEBREW ACCENT YERAH BEN YOMO (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֫1451ס֫05ABHEBREW ACCENT OLE (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֬1452ס֬05ACHEBREW ACCENT ILUY (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֭1453ס֭05ADHEBREW ACCENT DEHI (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֮1454ס֮05AEHEBREW ACCENT ZINOR (combined with samekh (ס))
ס֯1455ס֯05AFHEBREW MARK MASORA CIRCLE (combined with samekh (ס))
סְ1456סְ05B0HEBREW POINT SHEVA (combined with samekh (ס))
סֱ1457סֱ05B1HEBREW POINT HATAF SEGOL (combined with samekh (ס))
סֲ1458סֲ05B2HEBREW POINT HATAF PATAH (combined with samekh (ס))
סֳ1459סֳ05B3HEBREW POINT HATAF QAMATS (combined with samekh (ס))
סִ1460סִ05B4HEBREW POINT HIRIQ (combined with samekh (ס))
סֵ1461סֵ05B5HEBREW POINT TSERE (combined with samekh (ס))
סֶ1462סֶ05B6HEBREW POINT SEGOL (combined with samekh (ס))
סַ1463סַ05B7HEBREW POINT PATAH (combined with samekh (ס))
סָ1464סָ05B8HEBREW POINT QAMATS (combined with samekh (ס))
סֹ1465סֹ05B9HEBREW POINT HOLAM (combined with samekh (ס))
וֺ1466וֺ05BAHEBREW POINT HOLAM HASER FOR VAV (combined with vav (ו))
סֻ1467סֻ05BBHEBREW POINT QUBUTS (combined with samekh (ס))
סּ1468סּ05BCHEBREW POINT DAGESH OR MAPIQ (combined with samekh (ס))
סֽ1469סֽ05BDHEBREW POINT METEG (combined with samekh (ס))
־1470־05BEHEBREW PUNCTUATION MAQAF
סֿ1471סֿ05BFHEBREW POINT RAFE (combined with samekh (ס))
׀1472׀05C0HEBREW PUNCTUATION PASEQ
סׁ1473סׁ05C1HEBREW POINT SHIN DOT (combined with samekh (ס))
סׂ1474סׂ05C2HEBREW POINT SIN DOT (combined with samekh (ס))
׃1475׃05C3HEBREW PUNCTUATION SOF PASUQ
סׄ1476סׄ05C4HEBREW MARK UPPER DOT (combined with samekh (ס))
סׅ1477סׅ05C5HEBREW MARK LOWER DOT (combined with samekh (ס))
׆1478׆05C6HEBREW PUNCTUATION NUN HAFUKHA
סׇ1479סׇ05C7HEBREW POINT QAMATS QATAN (combined with samekh (ס))
א1488א05D0HEBREW LETTER ALEF
ב1489ב05D1HEBREW LETTER BET
ג1490ג05D2HEBREW LETTER GIMEL
ד1491ד05D3HEBREW LETTER DALET
ה1492ה05D4HEBREW LETTER HE
ו1493ו05D5HEBREW LETTER VAV
ז1494ז05D6HEBREW LETTER ZAYIN
ח1495ח05D7HEBREW LETTER HET
ט1496ט05D8HEBREW LETTER TET
י1497י05D9HEBREW LETTER YOD
ך1498ך05DAHEBREW LETTER FINAL KAF
כ1499כ05DBHEBREW LETTER KAF
ל1500ל05DCHEBREW LETTER LAMED
ם1501ם05DDHEBREW LETTER FINAL MEM
מ1502מ05DEHEBREW LETTER MEM
ן1503ן05DFHEBREW LETTER FINAL NUN
נ1504נ05E0HEBREW LETTER NUN
ס1505ס05E1HEBREW LETTER SAMEKH
ע1506ע05E2HEBREW LETTER AYIN
ף1507ף05E3HEBREW LETTER FINAL PE
פ1508פ05E4HEBREW LETTER PE
ץ1509ץ05E5HEBREW LETTER FINAL TSADI
צ1510צ05E6HEBREW LETTER TSADI
ק1511ק05E7HEBREW LETTER QOF
ר1512ר05E8HEBREW LETTER RESH
ש1513ש05E9HEBREW LETTER SHIN
ת1514ת05EAHEBREW LETTER TAV
װ1520װ05F0HEBREW LIGATURE YIDDISH DOUBLE VAV
ױ1521ױ05F1HEBREW LIGATURE YIDDISH VAV YOD
ײ1522ײ05F2HEBREW LIGATURE YIDDISH DOUBLE YOD
׳1523׳05F3HEBREW PUNCTUATION GERESH
״1524״05F4HEBREW PUNCTUATION GERSHAYIM

Copyright © 1999–2009 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 5.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2006 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in July 2006.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 16th December 2009

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