One of the things that has been holding us up is lack of support for Hebrew software. Until Mac OS X 10.2 was released, the operating system didn’t even offer native support for Hebrew. However, we’re still waiting for some important applications (such as NisusWriter) to come out with OS X native releases.
Last week I saw an email to the hebrewcomputing Y! group which listed off a list of some good Hebrew software for “real Hebrew computing” on Mac OS X.
- Mellel for word processing (full Hebrew support)
- OS X Mail app for Hebrew email
- Safari and Camino for Hebrew web browsing
- iChat and icy juice for instant messaging in Hebrew
- iCal for calendar with Hebrew support
- OS X address book with it’s built in Hebrew support
- Keynote with the Hebrew template and direction services for Hebrew presentations
Now all we need are OS X editions of the Gemara and Tanach.