Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex: New accent, Hebrew web font

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Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex: New accent, Hebrew web font

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The Unicode/XML Leningrad Codex (UXLC) at <https:tanach.us> has been updated to UXLC 1.3 (Build 26.3) of 19 Oct 2021.

The previous Hebrew text, UXLC 1.2, has been updated with 52 changes. In addition, 198 yerah ben yomo characters (x05aa) in the Sifrei Emet (Job, Proverbs, Psalms) have been changed to the character atnah hafukh (x05a2) to better represent the Leningrad Codex. The yerah ben yomo changes will not be apparent to most users due to font limitations.

The default site font has been changed to ShofarWeb, a web font, so that downloading of Hebrew fonts is no longer necessary. This will benefit viewers with handheld devices. The ShofarWeb font is one of very few fonts distinguishing between yerah ben yomo and atnah hafukh characters.

Details are at <https://tanach.us/Pages/Changes.html>.

Be sure to clear your browser cache before viewing the new version of the site! Clearing all site cookies will display text with the ShofarWeb web font. Please contact me if you encounter difficulties.

Chris Kimball
West Redding, CT
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