2017-11-26 19:13:28 UTC
Hebrew, in a document in English which also needs to use the long-s (ſ).
As a matter of principle, I now avoid pdflatex where possible and use
XeLaTeX in order to support UTF-8 documents.
But I am very sorry to say that AFAICS most Hebrew packages don't yet
support XeLaTeX, only pdflatex. And there are so many of them, of
mind-bending complexity, all mutually incompatible and referencing
obsolete packages, outdated documentation pages, and even font packages
that don't exist any more, that I have, in effect, given up entirely on
even attempting Hebrew.
The position is compounded by a serious misapprehension that everyone
wants to typeset entire documents in Hebrew, when I suspect the majority
use outside Israel and other Hebrew-language environments is for the use
of occasional Hebrew words or phrases in a document whose base language
is not Hebrew.
If you have a solution to Hebrew, I would be very interested to hear
about it, as I would love to be able to reply in the affirmative.