# 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 math equations in TeXWorks. Is there any special setup which needs to be done?

• I'm guessing you've probably figured something about by now, but - is your question TeXWorks-specific, or are you asking about mixing Hebrew and math in general? Have you tried something that hasn't worked? Have you been able to enter Hebrew text at all? Details please... – einpoklum Nov 25 '11 at 22:16

Tested with TeXworks on Ubuntu:

• Install ivritex

• Via Ubuntu repositories, via package manager (Synaptic) or at the command line in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install ivritex

• Or download from ivritex.sourceforge.net and install manually, run sudo mktexlsr if necessary
• Load babel with hebrew option:

\usepackage[hebrew]{babel}


Complete example which I produced this way, with Hebrew and math text, using English words since I don't know Hebrew, but you see the font.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[hebrew]{babel}
\begin{document}
Some dummy text: $y = x^2$
$y = x^2$
\end{document}


• I tried: "sudo apt-get install ivritex" But I'm getting "E: Package 'ivritex' has no installation candidate" – Guy Korland Jul 26 '12 at 21:25
• I tried: "sudo apt-get install ivritex" But I'm getting "E: Package 'ivritex' has no installation candidate" – Guy Korland Jul 26 '12 at 21:25 You can get it from the ubuntu software center – user25904 Feb 13 '13 at 18:18