[XeTeX] polyglossia and hebrew: arabic numerals and hyphenation

Marco marco at angrynerds.com
Sat Sep 26 13:29:35 CEST 2009

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 01:00:25PM +0200, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 26.09.2009 um 09:11 schrieb Marco Pessotto:
> >\newfontfamily{\hebrewfont}[Mapping=tex-text,%
> >HyphenChar="5BE,Script=Hebrew]{Linux Libertine O}
> I think you should *not* use the "Mapping=tex-text" option for non- 
> Latin scripts.
> The xunicode package is useful when you try to use LaTeX constructs  
> like \"u instead of Unicode characters. It also can have bad  
> influence when used in an environment with bidi. In that case it's  
> recommended to load bidi before xunicode. This means in your case to  
> load polyglossia before xunicode.

Thank you very much for this hint.

> If you need Hebrew hyphenation support, could be be Babel delivers it.

language.dat and language.def don't have an hebrew pattern and babel
does not list it. Does this hyphenation support for hebrew exist at
all? Am I doing it wrong, very wrong? Is the TL installation



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