J. David Stark | Professor of Biblical Studies, Faulkner University
Years ago, the first substantive biblical studies software I purchased was Gramcord. It was a hugely helpful tool at the time but has long since been surpassed by others.
Then, while doing my PhD, I switched to Logos and never looked back. The only problem was that, even then, I already had a ton of material that used Gramcord’s proprietary, non-Unicode Greek and Hebrew fonts (i.e., Greek Parse via Greekpar.ttf and Hebrew Parse via Hebpar__.ttf).
The prospect of manually retyping everything in these documents never seemed particularly appealing. But if you’re in a similar place, at least with Greek Parse, there’s an automatic conversion process that can handle most of the work in changing Greek Parse to Unicode-compliant text.
(And if you’re aware of a similar tool to convert Hebrew Parse to Unicode-compliant text, please comment with the details on this post. I’d be delighted to hear about it.)
After this automatic conversion, you might still need to do some manual cleaning up. But a few editorial keystrokes here and there is vastly better than either continuing to work around non-Unicode fonts or rekeying everything manually.[Read more…]