Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • ... that to a non-speaker it looks valid upside-down, too! In fact, it looks better, because the horizontal lines at the top of each character look like a baseline.

    I used Menahem Mansoor's Biblical Hebrew Step by Step, which had extensive exercises in the first lesson to help you learn to distinguish similar characters. Nearly every letter was paired with nearly every other letter, it seemed.

    It's not too bad, once you get the hang of it, though. I'm completely out of practice but can still distinguish the characters.

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Hebrew's the only language I know that doesn't use the Latin character set (Latin-1, if we can be computer geeks here). I have had little trouble in my life with this, however, since I've been dealing with it since I was a wee lad. Of course, I knew the block (print) lettering back then, and I remember the problems that came up when learning cursive (written) Hebrew.

      I can imagine that non-speakers (or more to the point, illiterates) of quite a few scripts could have trouble knowing the correct orientatio