# Hebrew Culmus Fonts for MikTeX Writing Hebrew in LaTeX on Windows

An installation package of Hebrew Culmus fonts for MikTeX. Allows typesetting Hebrew LaTeX documents using MikTeX on Windows (XP, Vista, 7) systems.
Current version: 0.2.2 (14/10/2014)

NOTICE: If you have installed the Culmus package prior to 14/10/2014, your package will likely become broken after installing recent babel updates for MikTeX. The main symptom for this is an error mentioning the jerus10 font. If this happens, simply download and install the current package over the existing one.
New in version 0.2.2:
Fixed compatibility with new babel-hebrew package.

### Requirements

The package is intended for use with MikTeX version 2.6–2.9.
Users of earlier versions should install MikTeX 2.9. MikTeX should be installed for "anyone who uses this computer" (which is the default).

The automated setup will install Culmus Hebrew fonts to the MikTeX directories, and configure MikTeX to use them. It will also remove older version of Culmus fonts (as the one which was available on this site).
• The package can also be downloaded in non-executable format.

### Usage and Examples

• After the installation, using the default MikTeX Babel package produces Hebrew text with the David font. The document preamble should contain the line:
`\usepackage[english,hebrew]{babel}`
This can be seen in this simple example.
• The following standard Culmus fonts are included: Aharoni, Caladings, David, Drugulin, Ellinia, Frank Ruehl, Miriam Mono, and Nachlieli. In addition to these, three "fancy fonts" are included: Anka, Ktav Yad, Ozrad. Usage of these fonts is shown in this example.
• All fonts can be embedded in PDF files either with pdfLaTeX, dvipdfm or dvipdfmx. The latter is remmended, as it creates searchable Hebrew text.
• Also included: Culmus fonts with nikud (using the Nikud package) — Frank Ruehl, Miriam, and Nachlieli. A short example is available, along with a more involved one (from the Nikud project). DVI files with Nikud can be viewed in YAP by setting the rendering method to . Alternatively, the DVI can be transformed to PS and PDF using and .

### Package description

The main components and features of the package include:

• Culmus fonts version 0.102, by Maxim Yorsh.
• Culmus Nikud fonts created using Itai Levi's package.
• Modified Babel files which use `HE8` font encoding and `CP-1255` input encoding by default. An extended `he8enc.def` which includes more Hebrew characters.
• Culmus font definition files, including commands for rescaling them as a family, and individually. This was inspired by Guy Rutenberg's culmus-latex-0.7beta package, but was taken one step further.
• Two fonts encoding files are used: one for regular fonts, which includes some nikud-related ligatures, and one for nikud fonts which does not (because the Nikud fonts take care of the correct placing.
Note: `quotesingle` and `quotedbl` are used instead of `geresh` and `gershayim`; this is intended to work-around a problem arising from the use of Culmus 0.102 fonts in conjunction with dvipdfmx (a suggestion by Maxim Iorsh).
• LaTeX `culmus` package is included for compatibility with culmus-latex-0.7beta. It is stripped to options not supported by default, or by other means.

### Links and References

Created by Iddo Samet, October 3, 2008. Last updated October 14, 2014.