It is disappointing that my current Android device will not display Hebrew as it. There is a way to upgrade Android software but at some point the hardware will no longer be compatible, so we will have to see. Nevertheless, I appreciate the work Logos has put into this issue.
Thanks for that link, Drew. I have seen that thread previously and this was my primary reason for upgrading to Jelly Bean. I was hoping this was the new version in which the diacritics would have been fixed in Android. Oh well. I guess we will have to wait some more. If anyone has a chance to test this in 4.2 let us know the results.
As to how other software achieves seemingly aligned diacritics, this is most likely done by resorting to some non-unicode font. I know Bibleworks still uses a special font on Windows to display their non-english texts. I can only say that this results in a lot of frustration when a student cuts and pastes and wonders why his/her Greek/Hebrew is not displaying as they expect it to. I do think resorting to non-unicode fonts would be a step backward rather than forward, even if it gives the illusion of solving the problem. Far better to get the fonts displaying properly.
Check out my post in this thread for an update on Hebrew Vowel points: http://community.logos.com/forums/p/53055/424167.aspx#424167