Heb. Fonts and Lions Tails Re: Serif vs. sans serif
|From:||Jay Bowks <jjbowks@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 22:43|
Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>
>The design, I've
>heard, is intended to represent little flames, referring to the 'fire' of
>the Holy Spirit, Who inspired the recording of Scripture. But that claim
>came from a certain Christian (and very Gentile) pastor.
>Come to think of it, you do have in traditional Jewish square script, those
>little 'serifs' that turn up in the upper left corner of the symbol. What
>are they called in Hebrew anyways?
I've heard them referred to as "horns"...
But just this week one of the middle schoolers
called the "flame" on the "lamed" a "lions tail"
I thought this was the cutest name I've ever heard
it called and I asked where she got this from...
she said her Sabbath school teacher calls them
that... and when made with a brush, or a flat pen
they do look like a little "lion's tail".
This swash script is very brush oriented... when
I print the characters I omit these "horns"... sort
of like Arial/Helvitic Hebrew :-))) Cursive hebrew
of course doesn't have them.