I would like to make all the Hebrew letters without loading up my preamble.

I looked at this post but I didn't see if all the letters could be made.

As of right now, the main letter i want is waw

What are TeX codes for Hebrew letters to be used as math-mode symbols?

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    If you know how to display Hebrew letters in text mode, define \newcommand\mathvav{\textup{ו}}.
    – Davislor
    Nov 21, 2021 at 8:54
  • There are also some mathematical Hebrew letter-like symbols defined in Unicode that you can use with univode-math.
    – Davislor
    Nov 21, 2021 at 8:56
  • After looking for the shape of waw and checking in the table in my answer to the question you linked, I guess that waw is at slot "4E, so you can do \DeclareMathSymbol{\waw}{\mathord}{hebrewletters}{"4E}
    – egreg
    Nov 21, 2021 at 9:02
  • Added an updated answer to the earlier question, which we might want to redirect this one to?
    – Davislor
    Nov 22, 2021 at 4:59

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Here is a sample that works in LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX. I use Libertinus as an example of a font that contains Hebrew letters, but you can use any font that does.

\usepackage{libertinus} % For example

\newcommand\mathvav{\textup{\symbol{"05D5}}} % ו

\section*{The Symbol \(\mathvav\)}

\( f(t) \cdot \mathvav \)

Libertinus sample

You can use any text-mode command within the \textup or \textnormal commands from amsmath (which libertinus loads indirectly), including changing to a Hebrew font.

  • Libertinus.sty Where do I find this? I'm using Overleaf.com Nov 21, 2021 at 9:25
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    It should be \usepackage{libertinus} (with lower case L). Nov 21, 2021 at 9:40
  • @JasperHabicht Whoops, typo might have broken the MWE on a different OS. Thanks!
    – Davislor
    Nov 21, 2021 at 19:31

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