[XeTeX] polyglossia and hebrew: arabic numerals and hyphenation

Marco marco at angrynerds.com
Sun Sep 27 10:32:25 CEST 2009

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 11:12:26AM -0400, David Perry wrote:

> >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
> >misconfigured?
> I don't believe it exists; I have never seen it.  I am far from an 
> expert in Hebrew, but my understanding is that hyphenation (to split 
> words at ends of lines, as used in Latin-script languages) is generally 
> avoided in high-quality Hebrew printing and is forbidden in biblical 
> texts, so it's not surprising that there is no set of hyphenation rules 
> around.

I see.

Thanks to you all for your replies and advices. 


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