I was testing today the SVN version of LyX 1.6.0 and 1.5.7. Due to a change in the way the double quotation mark (“) is handled, adding it to Hebrew text resulted in the following LaTeX error:
LaTeX Error: Command \textquotedbl unavailable in encoding HE8
This could be solved by adding the following line to your LaTeX preamble:
This line will define the
\textquotedb to be the double quotation mark, and the document will compile look the same as it looked in older versions of LyX.
8 thoughts on “LaTeX Error: Command \textquotedbl unavailable in encoding HE8”
Thanks, this really helped me. 🙂
I published this post as a bug in LyX’s bugzilla
Ronen: It’s a good idea, I hope they will fix it.
I wasn’t sure if I should report it or not, as LyX produces correct LaTeX code, and I was more concerned with the other bug I found that day (amsmath was automatically added, ignoring the user settings, when \iint was in the document).
The bug is already been fixed in the current SVN version 🙂
Anyway – Guy – Thanks for the work-around.
I use lyx+xetex for supporting out native(Chinese) language, and meet this error, thanks a lot for you solution!
well thanks! this bug is killing me all night long!
Thanks! This came up for me because my coathor still uses swp.
Thank you so much!