Date:Mon, 23 Jul 2001 08:21:51 +0300
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From:Tzafrir Cohen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: help (fwd)
On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Shaul Karl wrote:
> ------- Forwarded Message
> From: "Deborah Leddon " <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 16:49:44 -0500
> My name is Debbie Leddon and I am a physics grad student who
> is using Latex2e on a pc windows 2000 platform.
> My question is ; I would like to include a couple of lines from the
> Bible, Daniel; in Hebrew, which I know, in the
> thanks/acknowledgements section of my dissertation. I know there
> is an editor which wiil permit typing of Hebrew in the normal right to
> left mode, however, is there another macro/file I can put in my
> working directory which will allow me to type hebrew in latex2e
> backwards? It is only a couple of lines and it looks like from all I
> seen on the web that it is much too difficult (all instructions I've
> seen involve Unix platforms) to load the right to left editor.
I believe that windows 2000's standard text editor (notepad) has support
for bidirectional languages.
However, latex's bidirectional support differs from the one used by
windows 2000 (which generally implements the unicode bidi algorithm), and
therefore using it may not be thatsmooth.
It should probably be possible to build he2 (http://he2.sf.net) under the
cygwin environment (http://www.cygwin.com) and run it in a "console"
window. However, some method should be used to disable the built-in bidi
support (perhaps by using a "web font"). I'm not sure that this is a
useful direction, though.
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