# Hebrew numerals

There appears to be three different numbering commands in the polyglossia package. Which one is the most correct to use?

I can understand the argument for the \Hebrewnumeralfinal one since it seems correct to have the final letters show appropriately. But there is also a difference in the way that the other two commands generate a numeral, which is a bit confusing to me.

If there are any Hebrew native speaking TeX.SX members, I would appreciate your input.

This is a MWE.

% !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Times New Roman}

\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage{greek}
\setotherlanguage[numerals=hebrew]{hebrew}

\begin{document}
ελληνικά \greeknumeral{1863}

Hebrew: עִבְרִית\\
\hebrewnumeral{1750}
\Hebrewnumeral{1750}
\Hebrewnumeralfinal{1750}\\
\hebrewnumeral{1}
\Hebrewnumeral{1}
\Hebrewnumeralfinal{1}
\end{document}

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The difference between \hebrewnumeral and \Hebrewnumeral is whether or not the "gershayim" are included - these are the marks that look like a double quotation mark and appear before the last character. They're used, broadly speaking, to indicate that a set of several letters is not an ordinary word (e.g., it's a number or an acronym). Whether you want them may depend on the context in which you're printing the number, but I would advise using them (and therefore the \H version) in most contexts.

(Disclaimer: my Hebrew is decent but I'm not a native speaker.)

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Thanks @Ant, that explains it good enough. –  McGafter Sep 16 '11 at 11:22