Hebrew: update

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Mon Aug 29 13:01:35 CDT 2011

On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> Yes, it does not support Unicode. That's why I said "1255", as in "Windows 1255", the ANSI
> encoding for Hebrew.

It does support Unicode (UTF-16) otherwise 'Hello' would have not been 
displayed correctly. Furthermore I also tested with a Windows 1255 
encoded and did not have any luck with it either.

> The first line was ok but the second one was either question marks or 
> squares. The only fonts Windows will let me pick are 'Consolas', 'Lucida 
> Console' and 'Raster Fonts'.
> It should let you pick any monospace font. At least one of those should contain a Hebrew
> encoding. If not, you might need to set the default locale to Hebrew in order to test this
> (which will only be possible after clicking "add support for complex text layout languages", or
> something to similar effect, in Regional Settings). This will also install the Hebrew fonts.

I am only given the three font choices I listed. Also I did test this in 
a Hebrew locale. I did not have to check an 'add support for complex 
text layout languages' option however. All I did was go to the Windows 
Update site and select the Hebrew support option.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>              http://fgouget.free.fr/
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