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G word utf8

title: g_word_utf8

word -pointed-Hebrew

The pointed representation of a word occurrence in Hebrew script.

This feature is present on objects of type word.

All characters of the word occurrence are present: consonants, vowel pointing and other diacritical marks.


When there is a ketiv-qere discrepancy, this feature contains the unvocalised ketiv. In those cases, SHEBANQ does not use this feature, but takes the vocalized qere from qere_utf8.


It is hazardous to use this feature for queries. From how a Hebrew word looks in printing, it cannot be determined what the order of the various diacritics of one and the same consonant is. The order, chosen in the BHSA dataset is such that the rendering gives optimal results for most applications. The BHSA is not committed to maintain a definite ordering here.

In order not to miss search results, it might be helpful to compare the results with those obtained by using g_cons_utf8 instead.


It is difficult to enter Hebrew text. One of the handiest ways to get Hebrew text into a query is to copy and paste it from some other Hebrew text, e.g. from the SHEBANQ. However, the shebanq application has inserted blank spaces inside some words in order to work around some font rendering problems.

You could try to copy and paste Hebrew text into a word processor, then remove all diacritics, and paste the result into your query as a value for g_cons.


Some accents in a word can interact with a paseq in the following trailer. See Cantillation.

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