Setting up Hebrew in Open Office Writer

July 23, 2008

Once your computer is set up for Hebrew, you still have to set up Hebrew capablilities in Writer. (Right-to-Left is referred to as Complex Text Layout, or CTL.)

Open a new document and go to Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Languages

Check off the “Enabled for Complex Text Layout (CTL)” box.

Set your Western Language for “English” and your CTL for “Hebrew”

Click OK and you’re good to go.


6 Responses to “Setting up Hebrew in Open Office Writer”

  1. Gilthans Says:

    Thanks a lot! I’ve moved to linux and I’ve been having trouble in setting up my open office. Now it works perfect.

  2. arnold Says:

    I have tried, pages, neo-office, open office, word and am stil not able to properly copy-paste biblical hebrew texts to my word-processor. The vocalizations do not align properly with the consonants. Unless, i do not use a nice font. With a font that does not look like proper hebrew handwriting ther is not a problem. Is there a way to solve this?

  3. Daniel Says:

    I am running OpenOffice 3 on a ubuntu linux netbook. I am about to start learning hebrew this summer, and am curious if there is anyway I can install hebrew fonts on my computer with a linux OS. The SBL site seems to only provide fonts compatible with Windows and Mac. Do you know how to do this or of any resources that might help?


  4. פיית Says:

    Thanks for this information. I was having severe cursor issues w/ Word with Shin and using Shva.

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