# Roman page numbering for the Abstract, Acknowledgements and ToC, arabic for the rest in the article environment doesn't work

I've searched for this answer but every time, the answer was given for the report/memoir/book environment and for the article environment, which I am using, it doesn't work properly.

As said in the title, I want my abstract, my acknowledgements and ToC to be numbered in roman numbers and the rest of the text in arabic.

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\begin{document}
\maketitle

\pagenumbering{roman}

\begin{abstract}
Here is the abstract
\end{abstract}

\newpage
\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgements}

\begin{abstract}
I would like to thank blablabla
\end{abstract}

\newpage
\tableofcontents

\pagebreak
\section{Introduction}
\pagenumbering{arabic}

Blabla

\end{document}


Basically, the abstract is numbered as i, the acknowledgements are not numbered and the Toc is also numbered as i... If now I do

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\begin{document}
\maketitle

\pagenumbering{roman}

\begin{abstract}
Here is the abstract
\end{abstract}

\newpage
\setcounter{page}{2} % This has been added
\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Acknowledgements}

\begin{abstract}
I would like to thank blablabla
\end{abstract}

\newpage
\setcounter{page}{3} % This has been added
\tableofcontents

\pagebreak
\section{Introduction}
\pagenumbering{arabic}

Blabla

\end{document}


The abstract is i, the ToC is iii... But the acknowledgements are still nothing and I don't understand why.

For the arabic numbering, everything goes fine.

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article.cls defines abstract environment using titlepage. To have pagenumbering, we may renew abstract:

\makeatletter
\if@titlepage
\renewenvironment{abstract}{%
%      \titlepage
\null\vfil
\@beginparpenalty\@lowpenalty
\begin{center}%
\bfseries \abstractname
\@endparpenalty\@M
\end{center}}%
{\par\vfil\null  %\endtitlepage
}
\else
\renewenvironment{abstract}{%
\if@twocolumn
\section*{\abstractname}%
\else
\small
\begin{center}%
{\bfseries \abstractname\vspace{-.5em}\vspace{\z@}}%
\end{center}%
\quotation
\fi}
{\if@twocolumn\else\endquotation\fi}
\fi
\makeatother

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It works perfectly. Thanks a lot ! –  mwoua Mar 20 '13 at 1:10