[NTG-context] Hebrew punctuation with SBL Hebrew

Joey McCollum jmccollum20140511 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 12:24:45 CEST 2022


In your "broken" example, the patah below the het is being moved to the
right rather than staying under the middle of the het? But the shift to the
right is the correct behavior for furtive patah and should be expected.

On Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 8:06 PM Denis Maier via ntg-context <
ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
>
> I’m running into something weird with Hebrew punctuation. Consider the
> example below. SBL Hebrew gives me incorrect results when there’s a vaw
> with a holam = וֹ  just before a chet with a patach = חַ => the patach
> below the chet ist misplaced.
>
> If I remove the holam from the vaw, everything looks ok. Oddly, in Linux
> Libertine I get the correct results in both cases. Does anyone know what
> the problem is here? User error? A bug in SBL Hebrew (which would be very
> odd since that font should be designed specifically for that kind of
> stuff). A missing seeting?
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Denis
>
>
>
> \definefontfamily[notok][rm][SBL Hebrew][features=hebrew]
>
> \definefontfamily[ok][rm][Linux Libertine O][features=hebrew]
>
>
>
> \setupdirections[bidi=global,method=unicode]
>
>
>
>
>
> \starttext
>
>
>
> Ok:
>
> {\switchtobodyfont[notok]
>
> חִיוּחוחַ
>
> }
>
>
>
> Broken:
>
> {\switchtobodyfont[notok]
>
> חִיוּחוֹחַ
>
> }
>
>
>
> Linux Libertine works in both cases:
>
>
>
> Ok:
>
> {\switchtobodyfont[ok]
>
> חִיוּחוחַ
>
> }
>
>
>
> Ok:
>
> {\switchtobodyfont[ok]
>
> חִיוּחוֹחַ
>
> }
>
>
>
>
>
> \stoptext
>
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