[sword-devel] Hebrew OSHB and WLC Bible modules do not fully remove all accenting/diacritics when those settings are turned off?

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 24 12:23:09 MST 2017

Tim is correct in his observation as regards the two diacritics on the Hebrew
letter SHIN in modules such as  OSHB.

They are not hidden when the module options are selected to hide them.

Neither the SIN DOT nor the SIN DOT are hidden.

However, his conclusion is unwarranted.

This is not a bug in the filters *UTF8HebrewVowels* or *UTF8Cantillation*.

These diacritics are not Hebrew vowels, neither are they cantillation marks.

*Sin and Shin dot*

שׁ שׂ‎
IPA 	s, ʃ
Transliteration 	s, sh
English example 	sought, shot
Sin Dot
יִשְׂרָאֵל ‎
The word Israel in Hebrew, Yisrael. The upper left hand dot on the Sin is a
Sin dot.
Shin Dot
יֵשׁ ‎
The Hebrew word yesh, there is. The upper right hand dot on the Shin is a
Shin dot.

The Hebrew letter represents two different phonemes: a sibilant /s/, like
English sour, and a /ʃ/, like English shoe. The two are distinguished by a
dot above the left-hand side of the letter for /s/ and above the right-hand
side for /ʃ/. In the biblical name Issachar (Hebrew: יִשָּׂשכָר‎) only, the
second sin/shin letter is always written without any dot, even in fully
vocalized texts. This is because the second sin/shin is always silent.

>From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_(letter)#Sin_and_Shin_Dot

Best regards,


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