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Date:         Thu, 4 Oct 2001 16:13:11 +0200
Reply-To:     Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Dan Kenigsberg <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: bug in heblatex's gim numbering
In-Reply-To:  <[log in to unmask]> from "Nadav
              Har'El" at Oct 04, 2001 03:41:23 PM
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> > > > > > Just a quick hint to get you going: take the original macros and add > > > a *single blank* after *every* explicit number if not already there. > > > If that works, please report; I shall explain later. > > > > > Indeed this seems to work! > > I'm curious as to which space was the important one. It appears to me > that most of the are redundant... > The ones just before the \fi's as in \ifnum\@tempcntb>199\resh \advance\@tempcntb-200 \fi% are essential. > Another thing that I'm curious about: why do you *really* need gimatria > for those huge numbers? I don't suppose you have thosands of appendices, > or that you number your 1,000 page work using gimatria... Point taken. It just felt broken somehow. BTW, is there a hebrew-calendar version of \today? > > When I needed a simple gimatria macro, I used > > \def\hebrg#1{\@hebrg{\@nameuse{c@#1}}} > > \def\@hebrg#1{\ifcase#1\or '\or '\or '\or '\or '\or '\or '\or '\or > '\or '\or "\or "\or "\or "\or "\or "\or "\or "\or "\or > \or "\or "\else\@ctrerr\fi} > > And you can use \hebrg just like \Roman. (it worked in LaTeX 2.09 - I never > tried it in LaTeX 2e). It only worked for parameters up to 22, but it was > more than enough for my uses. However, I would like to cite *YOUR* TODO line (from hebrew-general.sty): % \hebr, \hebrg: new commands to show Hebrew alphabetic counters. % the \hebrg uses geresh's, and gimatria. The result of \hebrg % should be typeset in RL mode: there is no direction change command inside % it. % TODO: make them work for any number, not using a case ;-/) ... Dan.

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