Date:Mon, 23 Jul 2001 09:03:14 +0300
Reply-To:Jacques Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
From:Jacques Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Short Hebrew insert in a LaTeX2e job.
> 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.
> In essence I am asking what packages and where can I obtain
> them for writing Hebrew backwards.
> is there a more simple explanation for configuring my Latex2e
> program to contain a right to left Hebrew editor with all the
> packages needed for translation.?
Each person who will answer this has a different answer because every
computer problem has many solutions.
Because you say that this a one time job and you have no further
foreseenable need for Hebrew support, it does not seem reasonable to me to
suggest installing and learning editors which you do not know.
The major parameter missing in your query is the availability of any
Hebrew font in your LaTeX2e installation.
Find out if you have any Hebrew font. The most widely used Hebrew
fonts under LaTeX are the Jerusalem, TelAviv, OldJaffa, DeadSea family.
Using the FIND command in the Windows start menu, try to find a file such
as Jeru*.* for example.
If exists, tell me which font(s) you found and wish to use, and
book/chapter/verses you wish to quote, and I will send you a file which
you will patch in your LaTeX source file using the command \input.
If it does not exist, and if your printer is a PostScript device, with
the same information (book/chapter/verses) I will send you a "PostScript
figure" (i.e. graphics ready for printing) with instructions how to plug
it in (use of \epsfig. that is). I can also trivially generate for you a
file for other printers, but I do not feel confident that I can remotely
direct you how to correctly place it in your text, short of sufficient
Of course if you know that you have Hebrew fonts and know which one you
wish to use, just tell me.
Any other solutions, like installing the Hebrew fonts package and/or a
new editor, require work probably out of proportion with your goal.
Do not worry for the work this means for me: I won't retype anything,
just extract your verses from the complete text.
Prof of Physics
Technion - Haifa -Israel