Talk:Hebrew keyboard

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Hebrew keyboard layout

From before Epson291 10:47, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

the inaccesible punctuation part is wrong-a quotation mark IS a gershayim , an apostrophe IS a geresh, the only part of it that is right is the pasuq which isn't on keybpads but anyway it (and sof pasuq) are only used in writing in the torah.

SVG tinkering needed to correct diacritic position[edit]

The graphic used for Holam Hebrew Minus Holam.svg is incorrect. The diacritical dot should be to the left of the letter, not the center. An accurate graphic Hebrew Holam.svg is used in Hebrew alphabet. A simple substitution of the correct one doesn't look right because of white space differences from the other SVG images. Enoent (talk) 11:48, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Symbol OK.svg done. Dan 20:33, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Hebrew on standard Latin-based keyboards[edit]

I updated this section to reflect current usage, including specifically naming how most people refer to this layout, which is "Hebrew-QWERTY." That isn't a great name for many reasons, but it is common usage. I also replaced the morphology reference for ט, which was confusing and not typical, with ש on the W key, which is common on most Hebrew-QWERTY layouts.

I am a new Wikipedia editor, and I included many references, partly as refutation in case I was challenged, and partly as an aid to the reader who might come to Wikipedia looking for Hebrew-QWERTY resources, which can be difficult to find. The problem is that in proving my point via reference, I have necessarily included references to commercial products. This seems to be no-no where it can be avoided, but I didn't see any way to do so without simply removing the references altogether. I am also acknowledging my conflict of interest as I produce one of the products referenced. I did, however, also include references to products which are not my own, and further included references to free, no-cost alternatives. (And its not like I will get rich on Hebrew-QWERTY products. I offer these as a service with no illusion that this will ever be a major source of income.) If I've made a faux pas here, please advise. Radicaldad (talk) 13:09, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Reversed parentheses/brackets?[edit]

The info on reversed brackets is wrong as far as I know. I've never seen a computer work that way. There's some reversing when typing in LTR instead of RTL (never got the idea, really), but even then the reversed characters correct themselves after you type the next RTL letter character. (talk) 00:23, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

THIS IS NOT TRUE: For instance, whether on a right-to-left or left-to-right keyboard, Shift-9 always produces a logical "open parenthesis". I have fixed that and someone else has wrongly changed it back. Also the keyboard picture is wrong. Shift+9 should ALWAYS look like ( but is differently interpreted into U+0029 in a Hebrew right-to-left layout. Nashbell (talk) 02:39, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Linux variants[edit]

Apart from the default layout, there are "lyx", "phonetic" and "biblical" available by default in Xorg setup. Maybe those should be included here? Couldn't find any info on them myself, alas. -- (talk) 18:43, 8 March 2015 (UTC)


It would be nice to have a section on history here: when and where were the first Hebrew typewriters produced, who invented the layout and so on. --eugrus (talk) 14:18, 12 June 2015 (UTC)