On my local machine this worked fine. I then tried to do it on another machine and the hebrew characters don't show up in the text file. I verified that I have the language package (see below why I think so). Where else can I look for the problem?
>> tail -2 /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc include /etc/xpdf/includes >> cat /etc/xpdf/includes # This file was automatically generated by /usr/sbin/update-xpdfrc. # Instead, add or remove files in /etc/xpdf/ then run # /usr/sbin/update-xpdfrc to regenerate this file. include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-latin2 include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-thai include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-greek include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-turkish include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-arabic include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-hebrew include /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-cyrillic >> cat /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc-hebrew #----- begin Hebrew support package (2003-feb-16) unicodeMap ISO-8859-8 /usr/share/xpdf/hebrew/ISO-8859-8.unicodeMap unicodeMap Windows-1255 /usr/share/xpdf/hebrew/Windows-1255.unicodeMap #----- end Hebrew support package >> ls /usr/share/xpdf/hebrew/ ISO-8859-8.unicodeMap Windows-1255.unicodeMap