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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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