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This hint is very specific, but I wish that I was able to find out how to do it earlier.

After moving back to Mac from linux, I was frustrated by the fact that I couldn't get Hebrew to work correctly under emacs; I must have wasted at least half a day with no progress to show. Well not nothing -- I could type in Hebrew and save, but all I got in emacs was boxes. I'm not going to bore you with all the details of what didn't work.

I was finally able to get it (almost) working, but not by any credit to me. What you need is the Enhanced Carbon Emacs, and after that, the Hebrew worked with mule, the same as I had it under linux.

I have more detailed instructions on my mac.com page...
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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: Batshua on Jan 07, '05 05:23:56PM

Yay Hebrew in emacs! If it's Hebrew emacs, can we call it He-macs? :p

Don't throw money at me, just frogs, please.



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: Guntis on Jan 08, '05 12:58:35PM

Hi,
Have you tried typing in Mellel? It's made in Israel, and is extremely good word processor. Not even one crash during half a year since I bought it. Git it a try!
http://www.redlers.com/mellel.html



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: jago_lebow on Jan 09, '05 03:41:10PM

Emacs is more for coding than for word processing, if you know of a good text editing app with good hebrew support let me know.



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: flipflop on Jan 09, '05 04:01:17PM
Try Geresh, then.

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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: unixgeek451 on Feb 05, '05 11:32:20PM

whats mellel?



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: Guntis on Dec 13, '05 01:53:36PM

http://www.redlers.com - Mellel is word processor. handles English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, etc. Left-to-right, Right-to-left, etc.

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I'm not really a Windows user...I just play one at work.



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Needs Something Else
Authored by: jago_lebow on Jan 14, '05 12:51:52PM

I'm sorry about this hint, it is incomplete. I recently did a reformat/reinstalll and I was unable to get hebrew working in emacs again. I think that you need a certain font, but I'm not sure what that font is.

Sorry again



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: unixgeek451 on Feb 05, '05 11:30:54PM

good one- its nice to know someone besides me cares about writing Hebrew in emacs



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: unixgeek451 on Feb 05, '05 11:36:14PM

good one- its nice to know someone besides me cares about writing Hebrew in emacs



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Use Hebrew in emacs
Authored by: jago_lebow on May 28, '06 08:15:20AM
Ok so it has been a while and I almost gave up on this ...

I just moved to Israel and got a new iMac on the way after one of the first things I did was install emacs and work on my resume, and it seems to have much better hebrew support now ( after some tweaking ).

There is a new patch to use the OSX input method witch might work with hebrew, when you switch to hebrew in the OSX input methods menu the keyboard appears to change for punctuation ( when you type 'q' you get a '/' etc .. ) but the characters still map to english characters ( type 'e' and get 'e' not '?'|'kof' ). It looks like it could work if some one could figure out what is going on. This patch causes a problem though, if you change to hebrew input method C-X ret C-\ hebrew, when you try to switch input methods (C-\) you see the change in the status bar momentarily and then back to english... you can't type any thing.

You need to disable the mac inline mode to use hebrew the old mule way via M-x mac-exit-inline-input-method, then you can go back to normal.

One other interesting thing is that right-to-left text worked briefly, and I can't figure out what I did to get it to work. If you try Aquamacs you can see ltr text working.

Ok so here are the steps again:

  • Download the lastest version of Carbon Emacs
  • M-x mac-exit-inline-input-method
  • C-X ret C-\ hebrew
  • C-\
You probably will aslo want to change your coding env for saving your files.

If you figure out the rtl text please let me know



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Best yet : Use Hebrew (or any other non-roman keyboard) in emacs
Authored by: jago_lebow on Aug 04, '06 12:04:48AM

Ok, so I just downloaded the newest AquaEmacs and Hebrew works with the OSX input method, this is the easiest method yet... just download and install and use hebrew as you would with any other OSX app...

There still exists the issue of RTL not working right ... if you know of a fix ... let me know...

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