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1. Introduction

Any language setup, other than the original American English, has two issues:

  1. Displaying the right characters (fonts) - for Hebrew it's ISO-8859-8 standard.
  2. Mapping the keyboard.

There is much more to Hebrew than that (like right to left, geometry in X-Windows,etc), but this HOWTO (at least for the first draft) deals only with the basic issues.

More information can be found in the various "national" HOWTOs (German, Danish, etc.) and in the ISO 8859-1 HOWTO ( FAQ-ISO-8859-1).

1.1 Changes.

1.2 Thanks

This HOWTO prepared by the help of all the group: Linux-il - 'The Israeli Linux users group' and especially by:

The Linux-il group (

Vlad Moseanu (

Gili Granot (

Harvey J. Stein (

Dovie Adler (

Gavrie Philipson (

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