Based on previous answers (I don't claim this information is totally right, only it is right enough to get you started):
preparation:complete this tut to always shoe Library on your home folder from the OS finder application.
There are two local directories for mac-OS fonts:
- ~/Library/texmf/ - this is the same as the last one only for extensions which are meant to be user based
- /usr/share/texmf/ - ...
seems to be deprecated (in other words it didn’t work)
So you should stick to the first option.
Open Terminal application Download and extract the file like described (you might have to install wget I recommend you to use home-brew so you won't have to compile it):
ar -x ivritex_1.1.1-6_all.deb data.tar.gz
tar xfz data.tar.gz
This version is important, as other files don't include jerusalem font which is the the default for the basic hebrew latex implementation.
So just manually open the hebrew-fonts folder you have just downloaded. open it sub folders usr and share click on
texmf and press
edit -> copy.
After that go to the home icon select it and look for library. Select the Library which you should see after completing the preparation phase.
Now paste the texmf in the user's library folder
edit -> paste
That's it!! you should have a basic hebrew LATEX functioning on your local OS X machine.
====== notes ===============
You can add more fonts to the same directory.
To check you have the fonts and also another option that makes the
local arrangement unnecessary:
- I hope this answer is
clear enough. Personally I do not understand why the Latex don't have
hebrew support out of the box but that's another issue. Especially because this is a general purpose software and not only for computer science I can imagine that the CS dept in Israel can invest a little more effort in integration of LaTex.