[XeTeX] Combining pair of vowels to single base char in Hebrew

Gildas Hamel gweltaz at ucsc.edu
Wed Dec 11 04:16:25 CET 2013

* Skriv a reas Khaled Hosny (khaledhosny at eglug.org):
  |>  > I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013), and in my preamble, a simple
  |>  > \newfontfamily\hebrewfont[Script=Hebrew]{SBL Hebrew} % or Ezra SIL; NewJerusalemU
  |>  I can reproduce this issue with the latest XeTeX release, but not with
  |>  the development version linked with the latest HarfBuzz, so I think it
  |>  was a bug in the HarfBuzz version used in TeX Live 2013.
  |>  There is no immediate fix, unfortunately (apart from building XeTeX
  |>  yourself, or using a Linux distro packages that uses an up to date
  |>  HarfBuzz).

Thank you for this info which I'll pass along to the font creator so he doesn't waste time on the font side of the issue. I'm on a Mac and, lacking the expertise to build XeTeX myself, will wait for TeX Live 2014. Best,

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