Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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How to enable contextual swashes for Arabic

I recently read about Contextual Swashes for Arabic fonts from here. They have shown an example of how it would look. I've already read this question and it helped me set up my MWE. Here is a quick ...
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Arabic script not displaying in chapter headings, even though body text is fine.

In the MWE below {thanks to @maïeul}, the Arabic chapter heading and chapter number does not display the Arabic font, but the body text displays fine. It seems to be a problem with Arabic, because ...
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Right align footnote section rule

Here is my MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{a4wide} \usepackage{xecolor} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{fontspec} \definergbcolor{titlecolor}{750000} \setmainlanguage{arabic} ...
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polyglossia and Latin enumerate problem

I use polyglossia package and when I try to enumerate in this way ( 6a,6b,6c,,, ) it changes to arabic alphabet. how can I write it in the way I want it (6a,6b,6c). \documentclass[a5paper]{article} ...
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\textcolor with Arabic and polyglossia highlights whole line

I would like to highlight certain phrases in my XeLaTeX document in a different color. The document is completely in Arabic and I'm using polyglossia and xcolor. My problem is that the color bleeds on ...
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ZWJ in LuaTeX prints a bar

The following document prints in XeTeX the medial form of the arabic letter, thanks to the two ZWJ characters ("200D). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Arabic references in Jabref

I use Jabref as my referencing manager. In the picture, one reference showed up correctly, while the other did not. In Jabref I modified the encoding to utf-8. So I was expecting all Arabic ...
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substitute a character from one script to another

I am working in XeLaTeX + Memoir, and I have two documents: one typeset in English and another typeset in Arabic. As the two documents are related, I am using the package xr to establish ...
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change script of footnote label in bidi

I am using Memoir and polyglossia (including fontspec and bidi). My document contains text in Arabic script and Latin script. I'd like the footnote labels (footnotemark) to display in the defined ...
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Problem with referencing to the the number of an equation when using arabic support of babel

Unfortunately, I have a problem when using babel with arabic. When deferring to the number of an equation, the digits are reversed. In the below document when using (\ref{eq:10}) it gives (01) instead ...
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Arabic support in Babel switches the TOC page numbering style

My thesis format requires that pages appear before the first chapter to be numbered with Roman numerals and the main content of the thesis to be numbered with Arabic numbers. It seems that the arabic ...
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Dictionary English-French-Arabic with glossaries package

Using the glossaries package under polyglossia, I adapt the sample file presenting the English and French dictionaries sample-lang.tex to my use for the 3 languages. The result is what I want, ...
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How to load an OFM-based PFB font with fontspec?

In my ḍād package (for Arabic typesetting, see also the TUGboat paper) I use a PostScript font with OFM metrics file. I load the font in the usual way, going through an FD file. This works only for ...
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a problem with vertical spacing in bidipoem traditional poem and eledmac

I'm making my first attempt to typeset an Arabic poem in two columns using bidipoem in eledmac. All is going well--except I cannot adjust the vertical space between the lines without messing ...
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Different page labels/numbering in PDF viewer

I am using the report class and would like to have front matter with a different numbering than the main matter. So I use Roman numbering at first and then Arabic numbering later on, but what I would ...
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Literal numbering in arabic environment

I want to produce pages numbered in literal way in arabic book environment, in the Frontmatter of a document instead of roman numbering in the usual way. The order of the arabic letters counter for ...
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How can change word `پیوست اول` to `پیوست آ` in table of contents

How can change word پیوست اول to پیوست آ in table of contents pay attention my minimal code. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{zref-perpage} \zmakeperpage{footnote} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Customizing breakable boxes with tcolorbox

I use the tcolorbox package to produce coloured boxes in arabic environment (a right-to-left language), under the polyglossia package. I explain some of the commands in the environment example, in the ...
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Making a small modification to a itemize environment for arabic presentation with beamer

I would like to change the alignment of lists to the right ( for Arabic presentation ) with beamer. With the enumerate environment we can add some code if it is used frequently, like this : ...
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setotherlanguage{arabic} makes inline-tikz not to be typset inline

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{french} \setotherlanguage{arabic} % comment that line, the problem disappears. ...
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Setting a fallback font for non-Arabic charset not supported by a certain Arabic font

the desired Arabic font is Droid Arabic Naskh source here. Problem is that when I compile the document using xetex I get funny boxes instead of non-Arabic charset as in the MWE below: MWE ...
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LaTeX Kurdish Kurdi / كوردی (Sorani) problems

I'm trying to use arabic script but it seems I run into trouble, the output is just a mess of question marks, literally. I took this code from this page (I'm on Macbook Pro Yosemite, TeXLive, ...
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Adding Arabic text to an English document

I'm trying to include Arabic text in an English document (I'm a new latex user), but I can't seem to get any Arabic text to render at all, using xelatex or any kind of tex. I'm using texshop 3.51 on a ...
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Adding Arabic text to English document [duplicate]

I'm trying to include Arabic text in an English document (I'm a new latex user), but I can't seem to get any Arabic text to render at all, using xelatex or any kind of tex. I'm using texshop 3.51 on a ...
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Which package to use with memoir for arabic support with vowels support?

I am planning on writing a book with LaTeX. I have read that KOMO-Script and Memoir are good packages for writing books. Due to the easy english documentation of memoir, i am picking it up first. ...
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Arabic Support in Babel Mess up Chapter referencing

\documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,main=english]{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} \label{ch:intro} We talked about the second chapter ...
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How To Fix Rendering of Persian Font With XeLaTeX?

I am trying to typeset a poem with XeLaTeX using the IranNastaliq font, and I am running into problems with the glyphs rendered for many words. I have a PDF file I rendered from the same source tex ...
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Conflict between mdframed and arabic babel

I'm trying to make a template for an Arabic book. I wish to use the babel package with pdflatex as I'm not familiar with xelatex. I was hoping to arabianize the legend orange template ...
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Replacing Western Arabic numerals with Arabic–Indic numerals in formulas

Is there a way to use non-Western Arabic digits in formulas of an English tex document? For example in output of $$\frac{100x}{25}$$ Arabic–Indic numerals/Eastern Arabic digits (٠ ١ ٢) will appear ...
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Frame only around the boxtitle in Tcolorbox. Making “half-background”

Writing a book in arabic, using polyglossia, I use Tcolorbox to make examples, exercises, theorems and so.. I have two kinds of titled examples: one with Arabic title, in RighToLeft mode, obtained by ...
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Index with multind, polyglossia and right-to-left twocolumn

I use the multind package (to produce several indices..I know it's obsolete but...) to produce an index in Arabic language, and I obtain the index in twocolumns but written in LTR mode. How can I ...
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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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LuaTeX RTL text: Wrong horizontal spacing in headlines

When typesetting syriac RTL text in LuaTeX, it seems the right-alignment of section and subsection headlines has a bug. It seems that the small horizontal space between number and headline text is ...
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How to make an item bolder in description environment

Does anyone know how to make an item bolder in description environment : i tried to add \textbf{ } like this \item [\textbf{{\textarabic{سورة الإخلاص }}}] I have the following segement of code, ...
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Defining a new environment for chapter

I would like to define a new environment for chapter. to looks like this or much better (good-looking) without using \chapter*{1\ \textarabic{سورة الإخلاص }} and ...
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How to make itemize/enumerate/description environment start from right to left?

Does anyone know how to make itemize/enumerate/description environment start from right to left ? i read this documentation: Enumitem but with no luck \documentclass{book} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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ArabXeTeX-like interface for lualatex

I would like to know if and how it would be possible to parse and convert ArabXeTeX ascii input to unicode under LuaLaTeX. I came across the ḍād package by Yannis Haralambous, but as far as I know ...
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Customizing \pointpoints in Exam class, for arabic language

I re-send a problem, posted with an other, here Redefining \pointname for exam class I have a problem, related with the customization of the command ''\thepoints'' in Exam class. The command, ...
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Beamer in arabic language doesn't accept footnotes

Using beamer in arabic language, we adapt many of its commands and themes to this language, but when I put a footnote if the arabic language is charged, I have the error message '! LaTeX Error: No ...
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Dealing with strange character in arabictex using TeXnicCenter

I'm using TeXnicCenter 32bit on Windows 7 and i want to try Typesetting a document using Arabic script i tired to read Typesetting a document using Arabic script and ...
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How to keep both Mapping=arabicdigits and Ligatures=TeX in this MWE?

Please consider the MWE below: MWE - scenario 1 \documentclass[demo]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[locale=mashriq,numerals=mashriq,abjadjimnotail=true]{arabic} % ...
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How to make a rectangle of 3 colors with Tikzstyle and Tcolorbox

I've to write a book in arabic, with a background given by an image with stripes in 2 colours in the margin of the page. I include it in the document without any problem with the package bachground. ...
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shape of the digits of the numbering of the theorems

I would like to use arabtex style of numbers in numbering of the theorems in arabi package. In the following example the first numbering is done by the theorem environment. The second numbering is ...
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Best way to use multi-lingual quotes using csquotes package in AUCTeX Emacs

When I write in Arabic (Rt-to-Lt) language I get the quotation marks reversed (the right instaed of left and vice versa) if I want to keep font-locking of AUCTeX setup. Emacs editor using AUCTeX ...
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Redefining \pointname for exam class

I want to use to customize commands in exam.cls to my use. The point 1 for general purpose and the point 2 for use in arabic language 1/ The first customization concerns the environment ...
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How to increase the footnote line length in Arabic with scrbook?

If I write in English the code below would work, but when I write in Arabic it won't! I want to extend the length of the footnote line to the whole text width. MWE ...
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Changing catcode of Arabic vowel

I'm using XeLaTeX and Khaled Hosny's Amiri font for writing Arabic, the vowel tanwin fath is place above the letter alif (second word in sixth line in the output belw). This makes for a tall glyph ...
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The tableofcontents in beamer arabic

I have asked two question about arabic beamer in the following link: RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer And they have solved well. Now i have a problem. When I have ...
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The RTL beamer Warsaw theme

I have asked a question in RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer and gotten my answer well by Seloumi. After thank him, I have another question. How I can change position ...
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RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer

I have read this link (The best way to write arabic in beamer) and i have used the code proposed by "selumi" there successfully. But i have now a new problem with. How I can write an RTL table of ...