[NTG-context] Hebrew vowel placement in ConTeXt.

Michael Ash mash at econs.umass.edu
Thu May 1 07:28:16 CEST 2014


This seems to have broken in my latest upgrade.  The diacriticals (vowels)
are no longer centered under the Hebrew lettes.  They are now misaligned
again.

Also, the script=hebr option in definefontfeature now generates an error
(see the original code in the second message). The following code works but
with misaligned vowels. So the ccmp option doesn't seem to be working
anymore.

\usemodule[simplefonts]
\definefontfeature[hebrew][default][ccmp=yes,mark=yes]
\setmainfont[Ezra SIL][features=hebrew]
\setupalign[r2l]
\starttext
בְרֵאשִ֖ית בָרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ
\stoptext


Thank you very much for suggestions.

Best,
Michael




On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Michael Ash <mash at econs.umass.edu> wrote:

> There is a nice answer from W. Schuster to the vowel placement question in
> the archives at http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2011/059969.html (I
> didn't find it because the subject is "Misaligned Marks" rather than
> "Hebrew vowel placement" but it resolves the question.  (Idris's
> suggestions regarding options  to \definefontfeature were right on --
> thanks) and I also learned more about \setupalign
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/setupalign
>
> "
> *I am trying to set some text in Hebrew with diacritical marks, and
> whenever there is a diacritical that's supposed to come in the middle of a
> letter, all the marks are coming off misaligned, right after the glyph
> rather than in the middle of it (or wherever they're supposed to be)." *
>
> Solution:
>
> \usemodule[simplefonts]
>
> \definefontfeature[hebrew][default][script=hebr,ccmp=yes,mark=yes]
>
> \setmainfont[Ezra SIL][features=hebrew]
>
> \setupalign[r2l]
>
> \starttext
> בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ
> \stoptext
>
>
>
> Thanks all.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Michael Ash <mash at econs.umass.edu>wrote:
>
>> Thank you. The unicode text looked good (although reversed left-to-right
>> as I sent it) in my sent mail, and it looked perfect (corrected
>> right-to-left) in your response.  But it did not look good in the digest
>> email (all the letters were convered to ?'s).
>>
>> Also it's typesetting fine in ConTeXt except for the vowel placement.
>>  Any suggestions there?  Thank you again.
>>
>> Yours,
>> Michael
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد <
>> ishamid at colostate.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> Greetings, Michael,
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:15:11 -0600, Michael Ash <mash at econs.umass.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Is there a standard way to send unicode text to this list?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Your Unicode text came through perfectly:
>>>
>>>
>>>  \textdir TRT
>>>> \hebrew
>>>> לָכֵן חַכּוּ־לִי נְאֻם־יְהוָה לְיוֹם קוּמִי לְעַד כִּי מִשְׁפָּטִי
>>>> לֶאֱסֹף גּוֹיִם לְקָבְצִי מַמְלָכוֹת לִשְׁפֹּךְ עֲלֵיהֶם זַעְמִי כֹּל
>>>> חֲרוֹן אַפִּי כִּי בְּאֵשׁ קִנְאָתִי תֵּאָכֵל כָּל־הָאָרֶץ׃
>>>> \stoptext
>>>>
>>>
>>> Maybe the encoding of your browser/mail-client needs to be set to
>>> "Unicode" ("Automatic" usually works too).
>>>
>>> For high-level text-direction control, you may experiment with
>>>
>>> \righttoleft
>>> \lefttoright
>>>
>>> as well as
>>>
>>> \setupdirections[bidi=global]
>>> \setupdirections[bidi=local]
>>>
>>> Best wishes
>>> Idris
>>> --
>>> Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
>>> Department of Philosophy
>>> Colorado State University
>>> Fort Collins, CO 80523
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Michael Ash, Chair, Department of Economics
>> Professor of Economics and Public Policy
>> University of Massachusetts
>> Amherst, MA 01003
>> Email mash at econs.umass.edu
>> Tel +1-413-545-2590 Twitter @michaelaoash
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Michael Ash, Chair, Department of Economics
> Professor of Economics and Public Policy
> University of Massachusetts
> Amherst, MA 01003
> Email mash at econs.umass.edu
> Tel +1-413-545-2590 Twitter @michaelaoash
>



-- 
Michael Ash, Chair, Department of Economics
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Email mash at econs.umass.edu
Tel +1-413-545-2590 Twitter https://twitter.com/michaelaoash
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