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{hebrew} is about authoring and compiling TeX documents with Hebrew (and/or Yiddish) language content.

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How to do a small box synchronized translation? [closed]

I would like to do something similar to the Artscroll Bibles, with a Hebrew text and a small box on the top with a synchronized translation. In the following picture, the box in question is the upper ...
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Biblatex raggedright bibliography with polyglossia hebrew

The xelatex with biblatex can generate raggedright bibliography by means of \raggedright\printbibliography but adding hebrew to polyglossia: \setotherlanguage{hebrew} disables this ...
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TeX fails to generate output with Hebrew text: Jerusalem font metric file missing

I have MiKTeX installed on a Windows machine. I have this simple document, where I'm trying to use Hebrew: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{ucs} % package to add unicode support ...
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Babel warns of lack of hyphenation patterns for Hebrew

I use TeX Live including the Hebrew package. I've tried to produce a simple TeX file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage [english,hebrew]{babel} \begin{document} שלום \end{document} but I keep ...
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XeTeX and Luatex fail to display correctly biblical hebrew fonts

My question is related to both XeTeX and LuaTeX; both fail to display correctly biblical hebrew fonts. More precisely, the text is truncated at some point, and the nikud (meaning something like ...
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Babel + Hebrew + aeguill incompatiblility

(Question split off from here.) If you try to use the aeguill package (which adds some guillemets to the ae fonts) with Babel and Hebrew: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Including Hebrew text in a non-Hebrew document (Babel not working)

I need to introduce one Hebrew word in a document. I have been trying to add an hebrew option in my Babel includepackage command, as in the following code, but it does not work: it triggers a clash ...
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Problem with ConTeXt (MkIV), Hebrew and ligatures

Since I last played with the latest ConTeXt MkIV, there has been introduced this new feature. It now seems to combine Hebrew characters automatically when possible to ligatures. So for example. If I ...
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How to indent only the second line of a paragraph?

I am not an expert in Hebrew typesetting, but the majority of the works I study has the second line of each paragraph indented. Is there a package that would allow me to do this, or will this need to ...
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Space between Hebrew letters larger with MacTeX than with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm writing LaTeX using LyX on Macintosh, and in Hebrew. My problem is that when exporting the document I get bigger spaces between my Hebrew letters than if compiling the same file on a Windows ...
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Can't get babel and amsthm to play nice once Hebrew is loaded

I am working in LaTeX, and I am trying to get babel and amsthm to play nice together. I produced a minimal example (which gives a different error than the full project, but getting this to work could ...
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Getting started with Greek and Hebrew in LuaLaTeX

I am typesetting a 17th century English theological document that uses a smattering of Greek and Hebrew. I am using LuaLaTeX with TeXShop on the Mac. Is LuaLaTeX up to the task? If so what are the ...
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Not able to switch to any other document class than “article”

I'm using LyX with Hebrew and whenever I'm trying to change my document setting to something else than article (i.e. article(AMS)) I can't create a pdf. I'm getting these errors: Undefined control ...
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How to type in both English and an RTL language in LyX

I wish to write a (math) document in Hebrew, but that will contain some English (and math), currently the LyX starts a new document in LTR and I do not know how to change the language to Hebrew (I was ...
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Hebrew sections with cjhebrew (and hyprref)

I sometimes write hebrew words in english or german texts. For this I use cjhebrew. It works fine unless I try to write a section or subsection in hebrew. With \subsection{\cjRL{kwl}} I get aTeX ...
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Hebrew TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04 missing fonts

The installation is TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04. I've been using a variety of source files, some of them extremely simple. I can post if necessary, but thought it might be irrelevant given the seeming ...
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Tables are not numbered using Polyglossia in Hebrew

I have a problem using Polyglossia in Hebrew: While defining main language as Hebrew, my tables are not numbered in the caption(It appraes as just "Table" (טבלה) instead of "Table 1" (or "טבלה 1"). If ...
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stops become blank squares in cjhebrew

The following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{cjhebrew} \begin{document} \begin{cjhebrew} hd . \end{cjhebrew} \end{document} Generates the correct hebrew letters, but the stop ...
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Hebrew LyX reverses parenthesis [duplicate]

I'm trying to write an Hebrew document in LyX, export to LaTeX and then compile with XeTeX. Everything works great (after some minor corrections in the output, mainly removing the \L tags babel ...
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Xetex not running in Hebrew Lyx

I am trying to use Polyglossia package through Lyx. When compiling with XeLaTeX, I get undefined control sequence error and the file won't compile. Working with Windows 7, Lyx 2.03 and MiKTeX 2.9. ...
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Rstudio output in Hebrew

(Follow-up to Making LaTeX documents with Hebrew? (in Sweave + RStudio)) Trying to reproduce the above answer, I followed these instructions without success, under Windows 7. The best result I got ...
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Installing hebrew (culmus) on Mac using TexLive

I am trying to follow the instructions below in order to install hebrew to work with Latex on a mac (Lion) running TexLive. The script seems to be outdated in so many ways... Could someone help me to ...
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Tabulators like in OpenOffice/LibreOffice

Is there any way to achieve the same result in LaTeX as done with tabulators in other Word Processors? The difference to tables is that the text is not limited to cells but can flow across there ...
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Bullet points do not appear (in \itemize environment with Hebrew font David CLM)

I am writing Hebrew using the David CLM font (from Culmus). Using this font there are no bullet points in \itemize environments. I do not understand why. It works as it is supposed to work with other ...
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Hebrew vs. German/English translation side-by-side

I am having the following problem: I have Hebrew texts and want to put translations (and other information) right next to it in a nice way. (Previously I used the old Nisus Writer for Mac which for ...
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Babel + Hebrew + lipsum incompatibility

With: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} You get: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> ...
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Dashes and hyphens in Hebrew

I'm trying to use hyphens in a Hebrew document, but they do not appear in the resulting file. I've created this example to test the error. It seems only the unicode en-dash letter renders correctly ...
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Display and format of section and subsection in RTL (Hebrew)

I have come across a very peculiar problem. The sections and subsections show correctly in my output when the language is set to English. But when I change the language to Hebrew which it needs to be ...
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Can't type Hebrew with polyglossia

My ultimate goal is to create a beamer presentation in Hebrew. While toying with things, I got stuck with an error: ! Package etoolbox Error: Toggle 'Hebrew@RL' undefined. which is thrown on the ...
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Making LaTeX documents with Hebrew? (in Sweave + RStudio)

I would like to write in Hebrew in an .Rnw file, and use it with RStudio. Searching around, I found an example for using Hebrew in LaTeX in general: Numbers, punctuation and parenthesis reversed in ...
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Bi-directional editor for LaTeX

I am new here. I am looking for a bi-directional editor that works with LaTeX system and supports Unicode. I need it in order to write Hebrew, Arabic, etc.
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Numbers, punctuation and parenthesis reversed in RTL

Contrary to my belief and to what's shown here, the above are coming up reversed for me: I've seen this happen in other places too (enumerations off the top of my head), but these are the most ...
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Footnote separator for wrapped footnote, problems with Hebrew

In a previous question I asked how to format the footnote separator for wrapped footnotes. However, the provided solution unfortunately did not seem to work with my document. Now I have found that ...
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Hebrew words causes strange errors with ConTeXt IV / LuaTeX

I am experiencing strange problems with ConTeXt IV / LuaTeX. I have some hebrew words which continues to throw following errors: error: /usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/font-otn.lua:1809: attempt to ...
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XeTeX hebrew problem with LyX

I am using LyX and trying to write in Hebrew using XeTeX. I get the following error messages: undefined control sequence Package polyglossia error Is this a package I should get manually? I would ...
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'Guttman yad-brush' font

I am familiar and kind of like this font, from (god forgive me) "Microsoft Word" program. It's actually a hebrew font. An example of the font is at this page I would like to know if it's possible to ...
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Right-to-left text in LaTeX - reversed numbers and parentheses

Finally I got my Hebrew working on LaTeX. Everything's working great except for two issues - numbers and parentheses. Numbers are written the other way around (one hundred would be written 001), and ...
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Using tabular(*?) with two languages

I wish to have an invisible table (using the tabular or tabular* environments) which should contain two columns - one shall contain sentences in English, and the other - their translations in Hebrew. ...
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polyglossia and algorithmicx - Missing \endcsname inserted

Trying to compile a simple document using polyglossia with Hebrew as the default language: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \TeXXeTstate=1 \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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How do I get babel to use the same typeface for regular and bold Hebrew text?

According to the babel package documentation (section 64), the default font used for Hebrew is Jerusalem which is a Metafont. Bold text is set in Dead Sea. This results in weird looking text, such as ...
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how to typeset RTL document with two columns flush AND two-column footnotes

I'm working on a set of documents in Hebrew. My general workflow is I type reStructuredText, run it through rst2xetex and then typeset with XeLaTeX. What I can't figure out how to do is create a ...
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hyperref links break with babel + hebrew (or right-to-left language)

It's time for Eyal's babel + Hebrew incompatibility of the week. And this time: hyperref... :-( Basically, you can't get links with right-to-left text. It's about the direction rather than the ...
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algorithmicx + babel + Hebrew incompatibility

When trying to create any document with babel and algorithmicx, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{algorithmicx} \begin{document} Hello, world. ...
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Using Hebrew in TexWorks

I'd like to write proofs in Hebrew with TeXWorks on Ubuntu 10.4. I'm completely new to LaTeX ... I have Hebrew support installed, but I'm not sure how to proceed regarding writing Hebrew mixed with ...
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Spaces between Hebrew letters

I am writing in Hebrew, but my output doesn't look so good because the spaces between thew Hebrew words are too big. They are somehow bigger than usual, and also the font itself, just doesn't look ...
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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 ...
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Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs

I have got the following problem: I am using Biblical Hebrew texts written in XeTeX but I would like to color consonants as well as vowel and accent signs differently. I have read Coloring combining ...
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algorithmic + babel with Hebrew conflict: Numbering missing

If I use algorithmic with babel, having both Hebrew and English, the line numbers go missing. Using MikTeX 2.9. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Font problems; Hebrew with KOMA document classes; error message

I am using XeLaTeX for writing texts in Hebrew. Now I have been trying to use the KOMA document classes. After applying a few changes (like changing the font used for chapter, section, ... headlines ...
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What's a simple way to typeset a small amount of Hebrew content using TeX?

You'll have to forgive me, I'm completely new to TeX and know basically nothing about it. What I'm looking to do is to create vowelized and unvoweled Hebrew content to be used in HTML5. Artscroll, ...