Re: vocalized Hebrew in firefox and openoffice
- --- In email@example.com, Mathias Weyland <mathias@w...>
> HiHebrew in
> I am Matt from Switzerland.
> I would like to be able to read websites containing vocalized
> firefox and write such text in the openoffice writer (version 1.1or 2beta).
> I managed to set up X11 with a proper keyboard layout, so
> Hebrew works. But the 'dots' (like dagesh, vowels ect.) are alwaysdisplayed
> _left_ of the consonant. I made a screenshot of this page which is
> available at  to show what I mean.everyone I
> I tried both debian sarge and unstable with the same result, and
> asked could confirm this strange behaviour of the programs. Itried several
> fonts: Arial, Monospace and even some fonts of the culmus packagewhich are
> specially designed for Hebrew. If I copy the text from firefox tothe c&p
> buffer and paste it in xchat, I get proper rendering.do to get
> I would be very very glad if anyone could explain what I have to
> proper rendering of vocalized Hebrew in openoffice and firefox.Not sure if this will help your situation, but a fantastic Hebrew
> Best regards
> Mathias Weyland
>  http://www.anastesontai.com/b-vocalisee/voc-en.asp
>  http://www.lugs.ch/~hal/broken_hebrew.jpg
font (which even includes cantillation marks) is SBL's font.
You can download the font and a keyboard map free at
I haven't yet tried in on my Linux system, but it works great on my
- On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 02:43:45AM -0000, gblaisepublic wrote:
> Not sure if this will help your situation, but a fantastic HebrewHi
> font (which even includes cantillation marks) is SBL's font.
> You can download the font and a keyboard map free at
I've tried that font. The result is better, but it still doesen't look like
it should. 
I did some additional googling and found . I tried the patch for pango,
the pango packages available on that site and the experimental version of
pange where the problem should be fixed. But no success :(. Bug #21 looks
exactly like my problem, though.
Furthermore, I tried the patched version of mozilla firefox. Same result :(.
I really don't know what to do. Is anyone able to see dagesh and nikud
correctly? If yes, could that person tell me about his distribution and
special settings he/she made? I'll try to track down the problem then.
Best regards and thank you for your support
- On Tuesday, 4 בOctober 2005 21:14, Mathias Weyland wrote:
> Is anyone able to seeI don't have any problems seeing nikud (diacritics) in the site whose
> dagesh and nikud correctly? If yes, could that person tell me about
> his distribution and special settings he/she made? I'll try to track
> down the problem then.
screenshot you provided, with Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6:
Konqueror from KDE 3.4.2 shows the same page without any problems as
well although the characters are a little more blocky.
I'm using Mandriva 2006 RC1 without any modifications whatsoever. I
believe Mandriva 10.2 would work the same.
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