Which version of InDesign are you on?
Oh thanks - forgot to say. Indesign CC (I don't know how it works anymore with ME but technically it's the ME version with all the Hebrew support)
CC? Then you're in luck!
I just tested this and it does work.
What you need to do is create a new composite font and use that as the
font for your captions.
Go to Type>Composite Fonts.
Click on "new".
Give it a name (e.g. "RuthsFont"), and base it on the default (there
will probably be only one to base it on if you've never used this
Click on OK.
Now you've got a list, with "Base", "Latin", "Numbers".
Click on the font name next to "Base" and select the Hebrew font you'd
like to use.
Click on the font name next to "Latin" and select the English font you'd
like to use.
And you can do the same for "Numbers" if you want.
Click on Save, then OK.
That's it: You've created a new pretend font called "RuthsFont".
Now, in the options for the paragraph style you're using for your
captions, from the dropdown font list choose the newly created
"RuthsFont" -- it can be a little hard to find -- somewhere in the
middle of the list -- so the simplest way to find it may be to type the
name directly: "RuthsFont".
Finished! Your captions should now display Hebrew and English properly
-- and you got to decide exactly which fonts to use for the Hebrew and
That's fantastic!! Thank you! First time I've ever heard of composite fonts but that's definitely a useful trick generally. Much appreciated.
Creating a composite font appears to disable OpenType Hebrew diacritical adjustments built into the OpenType font.
Any way to retain those adjustments?
Instead, in ID CC I made a GREP style to change characters in the Hebrew Unicode range to my Hebrew font. Instead, it always changes to Adobe Hebrew. Adobe Hebrew appears as an override when I hover over the paragraph style. With many combinations of clicks I can sometimes clear the override but sometimes not.
This process worked without problem in CS5.5. In CS6 I could clear the override with Alt-Click. The problem seems to be getting worse. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks.
I am experiencing the same problem with inDesign CC, with regard to GREP styles. It seems to choose Adobe Hebrew instead of whatever font I've defined in the character style.
It actually never occurred to me. Always think it's me doing something wrong
I have filed a bug report now.
I did file a bug report. Hope it helps.