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Date:         Sat, 4 Feb 2006 23:12:27 +0200
Reply-To:     Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Nathan Wallach <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: still haven't got ivritex to work again
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Hillel - I'm not sure my advice will help much - but I "guess" that your problem is only a font issue. I have debian sid and no problems with Hebrew LaTeX - but am NOT using the same font as you tried to use. I mostly still use the old (ugly) fonts - as they seem to be everywhere Hebrew LaTeX is found - so work without problems almost everywhere. Im my case - I see mf files at: /usr/share/texmf/fonts/source/hebrew/ Your error message reports problems with the "rdavid" font - which is probably an attempt to use the Windows based "david.ttf" font. This would not be installed by default in Debian - and neither would the font mapping files needed to use it. That requires some work to configure. The links on the IvriTeX site about using TTF Hebrew fonts in LaTeX is no longer active. I can send you a copy of the tgz file that was linked to. Try changing the font it is using - to something "standard" from the old 4 (names not exactly how TeX calls them): jerusalem, tel-aviv, dead-sea, and old-jaffa, and see how that goes. If you see the Hebrew then you need to work on the font configuration you want. You might also look into using the Culmus fonts with LaTeX. See Tani On Sat, 4 Feb 2006, Hillel Chayim Yisraeli wrote: > It's Debian (sid) on a dell laptop. > > On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 22:16 +0200, Gedalin Michael wrote: >> Please provide more information on the platform you are using. You >> can also have a look at >> >> >> On Feb 2, 2006, at 17:25, Hillel Chayim Yisraeli wrote: >> >>> Hi, I posted a message a week or two ago and got no replies. I'd >>> really >>> appreciate someone helping me with this as I can't use latex at all at >>> the moment (with hebrew). >>> >>> When I run latex on the .tex file, it runs fine. However, when I >>> try to >>> view the .dvi file with xdvi or to use dvips on it, it has problems. >>> Only the punctuation marks, not the hebrew characters, show up, and it >>> complains that: >>> >>> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+120/600 --dpi >>> 720 rdavid >>> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for rdavid. >>> >>> >>> Please help. >>> >>> Thanks, >>> >>> Hillel. >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Hillel Chayim Yisraeli <[log in to unmask]> >>> >>> >>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >>> This Mail Was Scanned By Mail-seCure System >>> at the Tel-Aviv University CC. >>> >> >> *********************************************** >> * Michael Gedalin >> * Department of Physics >> * Ben-Gurion University >> * POBox 653 >> * 84105 Beer-Sheva, Israel >> * tel: 972-8-6461645 >> * fax: 972-8-6472904 >> * email: [log in to unmask] >> * >> *********************************************** >> >> >> >> > -- > Hillel Chayim Yisraeli <[log in to unmask]> > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > This Mail Was Scanned By Mail-seCure System > at the Tel-Aviv University CC. > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This Mail Was Scanned By Mail-seCure System at the Tel-Aviv University CC.

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