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Gill Hebrew

Gill Hebrew

by Lerfu
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Gill Hebrew Font Family was designed by Eric Gill, Mark E. Shoulson and published by Lerfu. Gill Hebrew contains 1 styles.

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About Gill Hebrew Font Family

Near the end of his life, legendary type designer Eric Gill lived in Jerusalem, and became interested in the typesetting of the Hebrew alphabet and the challenges it entailed. He designed his own Hebrew font which has not (to my knowledge) been digitized before. It is sometimes held up as an example of how not to do a Hebrew font: Gill introduced strange serifs and shapes that were jarring to readers used to more traditional fonts. But it is quite readable, and does start to grow on you after a while; extended text in Gill Hebrew is possible. I've added a set of alternate digits that are based on the shapes of the letters (Gill's digits are pretty standard text figures). I've also made some of the Unicode Hebrew symbols that Gill didn't (e.g. New Sheqel Sign, Alef-Lamed ligature, etc.) and also included vowel-points.

Designers: Eric Gill, Mark E. Shoulson

Publisher: Lerfu

Foundry: Lerfu

Design Owner: Lerfu

MyFonts debut: Nov 15, 2004

Gill Hebrew