[XeTeX] Color Hebrew Vowel Points

François Charette fcharette at ankabut.net
Tue Jul 24 20:54:34 CEST 2007

Joshua Grauman a écrit :
> Hello,
> I've been trying to create some Hebrew charts (using SIL's Ezra 2.5 Hebrew 
> Unicode font) and I'm having difficulty coloring the vowel points a 
> different color than the consonants they are on. If I color them different 
> colors, the vowel points are no longer positioned correctly (they move to 
> the left side of the consonant). What is interesting is that the exact 
> same behavior is displayed in OpenOffice 2.2.0, Qt 4.3.0 QTextEdit, and 
> XeTeX 0.996 (I'm using a texlive 2007 install on Linux). I had just wanted 
> to create a few charts in OpenOffice, but when that didn't work was trying 
> to find any way to color vowels and their consonants differently. Is this 
> even possible with Unicode fonts?
> Josh

Hi Joshua,

I have tried to achieve the same with Arabic. See my posting to this 
list of June 26 (thread: xetexref updated) and Jonathan's reply to it. 
This explains the behaviour you describe, at least for XeTeX.

There is however an extension to ArabTeX which does this correctly, and 
I assume it should be fairly easy to adapt it to colorize Hebrew vowel 
under ArabTeX as well : see
http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~smrz/arabtex/acolor.pdf   and


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