[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.


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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