[tex-live] Install TeX Live 20130914 failed

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Sep 17 12:31:28 CEST 2013

Arthur Reutenauer <arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org> wrote:

> >                                  my question is about the
> > lower-level support which comes bundled with XeTeX in
> > TeX Live and which includes support for (e.g.,) Greek,
> > Ancient Greek and Latin, but not for Hebrew, despite
> > all collections/schemes/etc. being specified at install
> > time.
>   What lower-level support are you talking about?  What more do you
> expect there to be than hyphenation patterns, that don't exist for
> Hebrew, as we ascertained?

i tried running babel hebrew on tl2013 (updated an hour ago).

it tried to generate some bitmap fonts to typeset its results.  the
first it tried doesn't (afaics) exist on ctan, so obviously it won't be
in tex live.  there does seem to be a (lppl) font package, cjhebrew, on
ctan but babel hebrew doesn't choose to use it.

we need a hebrew-speaking tex expert who's willing to sort this out for
us.  complaining to tex live is a fruitless task, since it seems that
no-one on the list (who's willing to post) knows hebrew.

i wonder if *anyone* knows how to make babel hebrew work...  (there are
a few hebrew fonts on ctan, but none are mentioned in the babel stuff.
babel-hebrew does mention several fonts, none of which appear on ctan.)

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