Writing hebrew text using Vim

Usually when you write hebrew in Vim, you have to write from left to right, which is a little annoying. Vim has two settings that allow typing hebrew easier:
  • set rightleft (or set rl) display the entire buffer from right to left
  • set keymap=hebrew - changes the keyboard mapping to hebrew (doesn't effect the OS mapping)

I wrote a simple function that toggles between hebrew mode (right-to-left and hebrew mapping) and normal mode (left-to-right and english mapping):

I'm binding this function to the key so I can easily switch between english and hebrew modes.

Comments

Barak said…
Thank you very much this is very helpful.

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