Hello Mike Thompson --
I can't read the language but do appreciate the effort you have made designing the fonts. Good work.
I'm asking about the mapping relationships of the Hebrew letter to the Latin letter to the glyph. I am using the Unicode table as a guideline, so the names below may be wrong...
1. I assume your order or sequence of glyphs is correct, but it seems out of place (but it could be right) to have a "letter with accent" before the "letter". Glyph 33 is HEBREW LETTER BET WITH DAGESH whereas glyph 65 is HEBREW LETTER BET. Is there a Hebrew "collating sequence" which arranges the letters in an ascending order?
As it is confusing, don't use A-Z, a-z, but put them in the correct order and serially assign Hebrew/unicode glyph names.
2. Glyph 33, the letter "A", has been mapped to (decimal) 65 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A and 64305 HEBREW LETTER BET WITH DAGESH.
a. Why doubly map the glyph to Latin and Hebrew? Of what value or use is the Latin map?
b. Why not use BETDAGESH rather than "A"? Sounds more Hebrew!
3. Glyph 64, the letter afii57664, is mapped to 96 GRAVE ACCENT and 1488 HEBREW LETTER ALEF.
a. (Same question on double maps).
b. Why use the AFII code versus another alternative such as alef or alefhebrew?
4. Glyphs 152 to 177 are standard unicode characters which apparently have random names assigned. If they are relevant to your Hebrew font, they should be assigned to the unicode standard maps. That is, glyph 152 (§) should be called "section", not Ecircumflex and mapped to decimal 167, not 202.
Based on my rather limited knowledge, I would not
include the latin maps and limit the definitions to the Hebrew names. It introduces a Latin-tinge which is not to be used I guess. (Setting the keyboard entry is another question I know even less about.)
FCP: re-Validate the glyphs to clean up the "off-curve extremes" without changing the shapes. You still end up with zero errors which is good. I sorted the glyphs and the order changed, I'm not sure where or why. Both of these tools would help standardize the font.
You've done all the hard part, so it's easy to nit here and there.
Good luck with your Bold Italic!