[texhax] Typesetting in Hebrew

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Nov 19 16:55:43 CET 2013

Then for the archives, please post an example of what you end up doing. Might help someone else.

I know of at least one Danish user who is doing something similar.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: texhax [texhax-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of D.Edmons [dedmons at comcast.net]
Sent: 19 November 2013 06:45
To: texhax at tug.org
Subject: Re: [texhax] Typesetting in Hebrew

I found a text that actually works.  Sorry to bother everyone.

On 11/18/2013 08:34 PM, D.Edmons wrote:
> Hi,
> Though I still use (La)TeX for some simple English documents, I left off
> using it several years ago due to it being quite unable to support
> Hebrew (without doing backflips, cartwheels, and painful contortions).
> Now, with utf8 evolving as the new text standard, I'm hoping things are,
> or will be different.
> Already I've been able to view some very simple Hebrew using XeTeX and
> the TeXworks "editor". However, the result is quite awful. In terms of
> display, if I input the following text:
> This is a simple English sentence.
> and it were displayed as:
> English .sentence simple a is This
> the average user would be outraged, but this on my first simple test, is
> almost exactly what I get: gibberish.
> Are there any actual Hebrew users here? I couldn't find an IL or He user
> group.
> I know there's a plethora of attempts to solve this, but what is the
> current state of affairs, and where do I go for the most authoritative
> information? XeTeX and TeXworks seems to be a good starting place if
> they are able to fix their very broken Hebrew support.
> Feed back would be most welcome! (I'm working on two projects: writing a
> prayer book with combined English and Hebrew. Formatting the text of the
> Tanach/Torah. Accuracy is very much required!)
> Thank you and Shalom.
> Dale Edmons
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
Mailing list archives: http://tug.org/pipermail/texhax/
More links: http://tug.org/begin.html

Automated subscription management: http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/texhax
Human mailing list managers: postmaster at tug.org

More information about the texhax mailing list