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Date:         Mon, 17 Nov 2003 17:36:10 +0200
Reply-To:     Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
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From:         Ron Artstein <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: removing hebfonts
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On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Nadav Har'El wrote: > I'm not sure what these so called "standard" Hebrew metafont fonts > have to do with the "oldcode" (7-bit) encoding. The present Culmus TeX fonts do not support documents written in 7-bit Hebrew. It is possible to create appropriate TeX fonts, but this hasn't been done; besides, the metrics would be different. > And besides, what "a lot of documents" rely on this encoding? > Are you suggesting that a lot of people are writing text that > looks like "asdjklasdjk" but is really Hebrew? No, but people may want to compile such legacy documents. > but if we have alternatives from a less hazy source, it might > be wise to switch to them. That's the point---no alternative for now that can be used with the legacy encoding. -Ron.

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