Joel M. Hoffman <email@example.com> writes:
A couple of years ago a wrote a hebrew.el file that allows right-to-left editing of Hebrew. I relied on the hardware to display the Hebrew letters, given the right codes, but not for any right-to-left support; the hardware also doesn't have to send any specific char. codes. Emacs keeps track of when the user is typing Hebrew vs. English. (The VT-* terminals in Israel contain built-in support for Hebrew.)
To get it to work I had to modify only a few lines of GNU Emacs's source code -- just enough to make it 8-bit clean.
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It doesn't produce time-order ["sefer" format] (I wouldn't recommend trying that with emacs, because converting time-order to screen-order with arbitrarily long lines is a bit tricky), but I also concocted a quick filter to convert screen-order into time-order. I'll be happy to send you the requisite files if you want them. If you're using it for anything large, however, you'll want something that works better.
Joel Hoffman has also written a "bi-directional bi-lingual Emacs-like" editor for MS-DOS named Ibelbe (Itty Bitty Emacs-Like Bidirectional Editor). Ibelbe is written in Turbo Pascal and comes with source code. Here is the description:
Ibelbe looks like emacs (it even has a minibuffer and filename completion), and fully supports both right-to-left and left-to-right editing. Other than an EGA monitor or better, no special hardware is required. You will need an EGA Hebrew font to use Ibelbe with Hebrew.
Joseph Friedman <firstname.lastname@example.org, yossi@Neon.Stanford.EDU> has written patches for Emacs 18.55 and 18.58 that provide Semitic language support under X Windows.
Warren Burstein <email@example.com> says he has mapped 7-bit keys by modifying self-insert-command "for Hebrew input on 7-bit keyboards".
A good suggestion is to query archie for files named with `hebrew'.
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