Monday, June 29, 2009

Beta Exporter and Silver Humana 2 Font

Some of you may recall Silver Mountain software as one of the early leaders in Bible software with their Bible Windows program which was later renamed as Bibloi and their Silver fonts (SGreek and SHebrew) which were widely used. (I haven't used Bibloi since moving to BibleWorks and Logos, but it remains as a fast and functional program that includes all the most important basic biblical texts, is expandable, and is relatively inexpensive at $95.) They were also known for their Workplace Pack that provided the fastest and easiest ways to access the TLG and PHI CD-ROMs that include "most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453."
I just received notice that Silver Mountain has released a Beta Exporter that takes the TLG/PHI data and turns them into Unicode text. Connected with this is the release of the Silver Humana 2 font which includes all known characters used in that Greek database. I don't know if there is any other more complete Greek Unicode font set.


  1. I'm curious as to the value of this since TLG has been recalling all the CDs and replacing them with online access to the newest database--which uses Unicode natively!

    I'd also like to see the Silver font available without an .exe wrapper so it could be used by Mac. There's no need to include other software to use a font. There are plenty of ways to access odd characters already on both Windows and Mac.

    My 2 cents! :)

  2. UPDATE (2009.07.13) For those interested, Rod Decker has provided extensive comments on Silver Humana 2 on his blog: