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Hebrew in lilypond [Fwd: Re: mixing hebrew and english in latex]

From: Aaron
Subject: Hebrew in lilypond [Fwd: Re: mixing hebrew and english in latex]
Date: 19 Jun 2003 02:05:22 +0300

Hi all this is a response i got to my question in the ivrix discussion
I need a link to the lilypond help to sections that explain how to
include latex/tex in a lilypond doc. especially lyrics and titles.

Also anyone how can help me get this up and running.
I am trying not to learn Latex if I can help it.

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From: Alon Altman <address@hidden>
To: Ivrix Discussions <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: mixing hebrew and english in latex
Date: 18 Jun 2003 23:53:05 +0300

  Also, you should consider Heberew LyX (just download the latest version of
LyX), select the hebrew language, and configure the latex command to be
"elatex". LyX handles the BiDi stuff automatically.


> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 05:52:01PM +0300, Aaron wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > How do I mix hebew and english in a latex doc??
> Standard Hebrew latex support uses "explicit" bidirectionality (and for
> the default fonts: also charset). You have basically to explicitly state
> what is "English and what is Hebrew, using macros like \L{} and \R{}
> inside a pargraph and the 'otherlanguage' environment for complete
> paragraphs (or the less clean '\unsethebrew / \sethebrew )
> > I am using vim and need an example of the same to post on the lilypond
> > users group so that I can add hebrew lyrics to lilypond notation.
> I think that you need to add the babel loading to the preamble (I forgot
> the syntax), and to wrap Hebrew text with \R{} where text is allowed.
> Try using \hebalef  , \hebbet , etc. first to see if this works.
> But then-again, lilipond doesn't pass the text through standard latex,
> right? For standard ivritex you typically use 'elatex'

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