# How to type Eastern Arabic Numerals

Is there any easy way to type Eastern Arabic Numerals in TeX? I mean these numbers: (٠‎ ١‎ ٢‎ ٣‎ ٤‎ ٥‎ ٦‎ ٧‎ ٨‎ ٩‎). Please note that I don't want to change the localization settings of my computer to non-US languages. I use US keyboard with US-English localization and need to type eastern Arabic numbers easily.

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If you don't have extensive arabic text, you can use:

\documentstyle[12pt,arabtex]{article}
\parindent=0pt
\begin{document}
\null \vskip -2cm
%
\begin{arabtext}
a b c d e f g h  \\
0123456789\\
donald knuth pasha\\
\end{arabtext}
%
\testoutput
\end{document}


As a matter of interest here in Doha they call them Indian numerals.

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Wow, impressive. Is there any similar way to do it with polyglossia package? –  Nina May 22 '12 at 19:58
@Nina See tex.stackexchange.com/a/12369/963, but then you will need either a virtual keyboard or an arabic keyboard, otherwise it can become very cumbersome to enter. –  Yiannis Lazarides May 22 '12 at 20:01
I found an answer to my own question. It is by typing in hexadecimal HTML codes: \char"0660 \char"0661 \char"0662 \char"0663 \char"0664 \char"0665 \char"0666 \char"0667 \char"0668 \char"0669 and so on. If I want to type 125, that would be simply \char"0661\char"0662\char"0665 . Hope this helps others with a similar need. –  Nina May 22 '12 at 20:58