[b-hebrew] Hebrew on Ubuntu

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Tue Dec 16 17:40:02 EST 2008

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:16:20AM -0800, K Randolph wrote:
> B-Hebrew friends:
> As you all know, I am a long time Mac user, which for the most part just
> works. As long as I stick to unpointed Hebrew (my usual mode), I have no
> problem.
> However, I recently got an Acer Aspire One mini-laptop running Ubuntu. It´s
> great to have a tiny computer that is full functioned yet fits under my arm
> in a bag under my jacket about the same size and shape as a concealed
> weapon, where I can be active yet forget that it´s there. I installed a
> package that allows input for CJK languages, which works, but when I tried
> to install a package to input Hebrew, it doesn´t work. It doesn´t even show
> up. Any clues what to do?
> Some people (including workers at a Macintosh store) told me I should ditch
> Ubuntu and install a hacked version of the OS-X. I´m tempted, but would
> prefer to go the legal route if I can.
> Karl W. Randolph.


Some time ago I created some keyboard maps (maps for phoenician and ugaritic included;)
for the X-server, You can download the maps here:

Or as Fedora 5 package:

I don't know, how to adopt those for Your Ubuntu distro, please consult Your local linux Guru(TM).
(You may distribute/derive these keyboard maps under the terms of the GPL 2v1 or GPL 3 at Your choice...)


Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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