Hi Jannus, Thanks for your response, but I'm not convinced (yet
. The fonts do use OpenType layout, or at least the authors claim to. In fact, I'm not aware that it would be possible to use them in InDesign without OpenType support. And as far as I know, Pages, InDesign and the other Mac OS apps all rely on the OpenType layout logic in the font to set the cantillation marks correctly.
Obviously, a couple of years ago Apple's OpenType support was rather poor and Pages (among other things) couldn't set Biblical Hebrew text correctly. Now Apple's OpenType has at least in some areas surpassed the Redlers' version in Mellel.
The gold standard on this is InDesign, and Taamey David works correctly there. To me, this looks like a Mellel bug, but I'm happy to be corrected if you could point out the faults in the OpenType layout logic of this particular font, or even just the differences in assumptions that means that the fonts work everywhere *except* Mellel. (Then I can take a bug report back to the font developers.) But the fact that Mellel is the *only* app that cannot render the font gives us a pretty strong hint that it's a Mellel bug, not a font bug.
And thanks too for the links to those fonts — SBL Hebrew in particular is excellent and very useful, it's just quite heavy and I like the lighter weight of David. I found your other thread and am looking at some of the other fonts, but it's so nice to find a free Hebrew font with all the marks which fits in with a modern Latin font that I'm keen to persist with David if I can.
Any other suggestions?