# [OS X TeX] Typesetting special characters, help needed

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Sat Jul 24 21:59:56 CEST 2004

Hi Robert,

On Jul 22, 2004, at 2:06 PM, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:

> I need to copy-paste from a database (Accordance) with classical
> Hebrew texts to a LaTeX document. The encoding of the texts in the
> database is MacRoman according to the software developer (Oaksoft).
> Most of the characters are rendered well after compiling with the use
> of \catcode, e.g. \catcode\_=\active\def_{\char'137 }.
> The character ø (also used for one of the Hebrew vowel signs) didn't
> result in any errors but was not typeset, or at least absent in the
> pdf output. But with the use of \catcode\ø=\active\defø{\char'034 },
> it is typeset.

You might want to try the XeTeX list for this.

http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/xetex

The XeTeX project appears to be going very well.

The developer of XeTeX has experience with exotic fonts. There are some
really strong font brains on the list.

I have tried this same process with the Oaksoft Classical Greek font
and never did get it totally working. But that was before XeTex as
widely known. I have not tried since learning about XeTeX.

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