[texhax] Issues with Hebrew in XeLaTeX
moshe.kamensky at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 28 00:07:10 CET 2011
* Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> [27/02/11 15:00]:
> On Feb 27, 2011, at 1:35 PM, Moshe Kamensky wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm having some minor issues typing Hebrew with XeLaTeX (at least, I
> > assume they are Hebrew related...). I'm using polyglossia and xltxtra
> > (though I don't know precisely what effect does it have).
> > 1. When writing in English, I use ``this'' to produce the correct kind
> > of quotes in the output. In Hebrew, this doesn't seem to work (I
> > tried both variants). How do I produce the correct quotes?
> > 2. Similarly, --- does not produce one long dash but three short ones.
> > How do I produce the long dash?
> > 3. No hyphenation seems to take place. I don't know exactly how to test
> > it definitely, but I tried several text, and none of it produced
> > hyphenation. Do I need to do anything other than use polyglossia?
> > 4. When I get an overfull hbox, the text extends out of the paragraph to
> > the right (as it would in English), but this looks much worse in
> > Hebrew. Is there a way to make it extend to the left instead?
> > Thanks,
> > Moshe
> Assuming you have an updated TeX Live 2010 use the option Ligatures=TeX when declaring the fonts.
Thanks! That solved the first two problems, but not the last two.
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