Isaac L. Bleaman

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 1216 Dwinelle Hall


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Isaac L. Bleaman


I’ve put together a number of resources that may be useful to linguists as well as to students, teachers, and writers of Yiddish.

Orthography / Typing in Yiddish

  • Yiddish Klal, a Standard Yiddish keyboard layout for Mac computers, with a guide on how to install and use it. (The layout is also available for Chrome OS from the Chrome Web Store.)
  • Hasidifier, an orthographic normalizer for Yiddish. Hasidifier accepts text written in Standard Yiddish (according to the YIVO spelling system, used by the Forverts newspaper and taught in universities) and outputs the same text written in Hasidic orthography.


My .bib file of references for LaTeX. This is likely to be most relevant to sociolinguists and anybody whose language interests overlap with mine. Click here for a compiled PDF version.