University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities - Hebrew, Aramaic and Jewish Studies
The Bisschofsheim’s Winter Ulpan 2018
Ivrit-Rama Dalet Hebrew intensive course towards C1 (CEFR)
After the successful pilot we had in 2017, we are happy to announce that the registration for 2018 is open. The Ulpan is offered FREE for all Dutch and international students (for requirements please see below). The fee for non-students is € 650.
Call for Applications: “Digital Humanities and Jewish Epigraphy” International Winter School
Dates: 19–21 February 2018
Location: Utrecht University, Netherlands
Organizer: Ortal-Paz Saar (Utrecht University)
Main instructor: Thomas Kollatz (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz)
Participation costs: fully covered
UCL Press is delighted to announce a brand new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: The First Hebrew Shakespeare Translations: A Bilingual Edition and Commentary by Lily Kahn. Free download available from: https://goo.gl/kwHbA3
Abbyy Finereader and the full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Reader) have very good models for modern Hebrew typefaces (e.g., a well scanned journal article). If all you want is text (not, say, a spreadsheet or table), there is also google's built in OCR when you convert files to google doc format: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/176692?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDeskt...
If you want something more exotic (poorly preserved pages, an early modern typeface) something more customizable may be required).
Hope this helps.
I've found that ABBYY FineReader is the best OCR software for Hebrew and Hebrew/English texts. It's not free, though.
I have been using Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro and
it has worked well.
The programme for a Jewish Knowledge Grid is available here:
http://www.judaica-europeana.eu firstname.lastname@example.org cellular: +972.508.261163