English to Hebrew Translation

Population: Of the approximately 6 million Hebrew-speaking people living in the Middle East in 2005, nearly 46% of them had access to the internet.

Search engines: http://www.reshet.co.il/data/index.vshttp://www.nana.co.il/http://www.tapuz.co.il/

Character Encodings:

Language Code: he

Charset: ISO-8859-8

Geographical Location: Israel.

Literacy Rate: 95%

Dialects: The Standard form of Hebrew is General Israeli, or Europeanized Hebrew. The other form is Oriental Hebrew, also known as Arabized Hebrew or Yemenite Hebrew.

Currency: Israeli shekel (ILS).

Language Tips: Hebrew is written using the Hebrew alphabet consisting of 22 characters. The alphabet contains consonants only. Text is written from right to left and traditionally was written without vowels. Small marks are used in modern Hebrew to indicate the different vowel sounds. There is a very high proportion of loan words in modern Hebrew speech. These words have come from English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Yiddish, Dutch etc… Hebrew nouns can have two genders (masculine and feminine) and may be single, dual or plural. Adjectives must match the noun in number and gender. Verbs have only 3 different tenses (past, present and future) Hebrew-speakers use the Arabic numbering system and use decimals and commas opposite to the English version. For instance ten thousand, nine hundred twenty three point four would be written 10.923,4.

On a typical business card: We would recommend leaving the person’s name and company name in English and Hebrew script where space allows. Where a choice must be made, foreign addresses should remain in English script, Israeli addresses should be translated.

Facts were compiled from:
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
http://www.internetworldstats.com
http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/Israel.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_language
http://www.science.co.il/Language/Character-Sets.asp