[texhax] Hebrew TeX

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Aug 3 01:15:54 CEST 2006

>>>>> "Joshua" == Joshua Grauman <jnfo at grauman.com> writes:

  > [...]

I assume that you want to use LaTeX.

  > 1) Hebrew support (right to left, correct pagination, etc.)

If you are going to use pdftex, then use hyperref and the patch

   http://ms25.ath.cx/r2l.sty.gz .

The macro package r2l.sty modifies hyperref.sty, hence you have to
load it after hyperref:

   \usepackage[some options]{hyperref}

r2l.sty is quite old, if it causes problems, please let me know.

pdftex still creates pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ...  But r2l instructs the
pdf viewer to arrange pages like this:  1|3 2|5 4|7 6|... 

  > 2) Unicode/UTF-8 


  > 3) True Type Fonts (I would like to use SIL's Ezra
  > unicode Hebrew font, but am open to other good, free unicode
  > fonts) 

I have no experience with Hebrew.  If you don't get useful hints here 
maybe Tigran Aivazian <tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk> can provide useful


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