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.