culmus-latex is a package for LaTeX which provides high-quality Hebrew fonts from the Culmus project. culmus-latex also supports writing Hebrew text with Nikud.


All releases are available via the SourceForge download page. The deb package is courtesy of Ronen Abravanel.

The latest version is culmus-latex-0.7 (release announcement).


Currently culmus-latex is only supported under Linux. Please see README file distributed in the package for installation notes.

If you’re having trouble installing under Debian/Ubuntu, see Installing culmus-latex on Ubuntu 11.10.


To use culmus-latex you will need to add it to the LaTeX preamble of your document:


By default, culmus-latex uses Frank Ruehl as the default roman font. If you pass the “use-david” option to the package it will use David instead.

For more usage instruction, please consult the README file distributed with the package.


See the examples directory inside the package for some examples for using culmus-latex (basic, changing fonts, nikud).