[tex-live] Install TeX Live 20130914 failed

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 17 13:00:03 CEST 2013

On 17/9/13 11:31, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Because I am typesetting a mixed language document
> which includes Hebrew fragments.  The Greek fragments
> are placed in a group that commences :
> 	\uselanguage {greek}
> the Latin fragments in a group that commences :
> 	\uselanguage {latin}
> and so on.  Thus to me it makes perfect sense to place
> the Hebrew fragments in a group that commences
> 	\uselanguage {hebrew}
> If I do not, they will inherit the hyphenation and other
> language-related rules for the surrounding language, which
> will almost certainly be 100% inappropriate.

In the Unicode world, "inheriting" Greek or Latin (or English) 
hyphenation rules will be harmless, as the Hebrew text will not match 
any of the patterns found in those languages (because the alphabets are 
entirely disjoint).

Are there other language-related rules involved that might be of 
significance? In a Plain environment, I can't think of any offhand.

The main thing you probably want to do in your Hebrew group is to select 
an appropriate font, and surround the content with \beginR...\endR. I'm 
not sure \uselanguage addresses that aspect, though.


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