Locale::Hebrew(3) Bidirectional Hebrew support


This document describes version 1.05 of Locale::Hebrew, released May 27, 2010.


use Locale::Hebrew;
$visual = hebrewflip($logical);


This module is based on code from the Unicode Consortium.

The charset on their code was bogus, therefore this module had to work the real charset from scratch. There might have some mistakes, though.

One function, "hebrewflip", is exported by default.


The input string is assumed to be in "iso-8859-8" encoding by default.

On Perl version 5.8.1 and above, this module can handle Unicode strings by transparently encoding and decoding it as "iso-8859-8". The return value should still be a Unicode string.


Lots of help from Raz Information Systems, <http://www.raz.co.il/>.

Thanks to Oded S. Resnik for suggesting Unicode support and exporting "hebrewflip" by default.


Audrey Tang <[email protected]> is the current maintainer.

Ariel Brosh <[email protected]> is the original author, now passed away.


Copyright 2001, 2002 by Ariel Brosh.

Copyright 2003-2010 by Audrey Tang.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See <http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>