Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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mdframed conflicts with \setmainlanguage{arabic}

I hope someone can help me with my problems. In the code given below, the mdframed width is exceeding the page width. This problem is due to \setmainlanguage{arabic}. If I set the main language as ...
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TexStudio with MiKTeX - arabtex [closed]

I try to setup an environment for translating some Tex document to arabic but that gives me some headaches. I always end up with a document having ??????? instead of the arabic letters. Simple ...
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Change font type in arabtext

I wrote an Arabic paragraph \begin{arabtext} \begin{center} \Large{\textbf{معادلةُ زُمْرةِ إعادة التقنين لنموذجيْ بينر المتعامدُ و المترابط }}\\ \vspace{0.5cm} \large{إعدادُ }\\ ...
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LaTeX delete newlines

I have this LaTeX code and it inserts a newline before and after the Arabic text. I want it intext, how so? \documentclass[11pt,arabtex]{article} \usepackage{conf} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{url} ...
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Author with Arabic Name

I am writing an paper (in English) and one of the authors of a paper I'm citing name is in Arabic. The article is written in English. The BibTex entry: @article{kotini, jstor_articletype = ...
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Writing the shahada with arabtex

I'm not familiar with the Arabic alphabet, but would like to write the shahada in the two ways displayed below using pdflatex, for inclusion in a paper. How can I do it? Is arabtex the way to go? ...
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Arabic bibliography with biblatex

I haven't found any mention of the possibility of inserting a bibliography entry with biblatex in Arabic script (Arabic in this case). Is there any way I can do it?
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Change font size in arabtex package

I need to write some words in Arabic in a LaTeX file. I'm currently using arabtex package to do that as following: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} \RL{f.s.hY ...
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Hindi numbers are displayed instead of Arabic numbers using polyglossia and breaking index

I have tried to display Arabic numbers instead of Hindi numbers in my document. Below is my MWE. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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Arabic text in \begin{arab} displays properly but titles, sections, and everything else doesn't

Titles and Sections are not displayed properly in Arabic. They are shown as separated characters while other parts of the document is displayed perfectly. If I remove ...
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bidi's undefined environments in (my) LuaLaTeX system

I typeset Arabic text with LuaLaTeX. I am using the following definitions and it works nicely: \newcommand{\arabtext}[1] % Arabic inside LTR {\bgroup\luatextextdir TRT\arabicfont #1\egroup} ...
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Underscore should not force mathmode in macro

When trying to color words in arabic (transliteration), LaTeX wants me to be in mathmode (Missing $ inserted.), as there is an underscore in the transliteration. This is of course completely wrong as ...
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how to insert arabic glyphs in pdflatex

I'm trying to create an English document using pdflatex and want to insert a few cyrillic and arabic glyphs. something like the letter Я is cyrillic, whereas ش is arabic I tried to follow advice ...
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Inserting some Arabic script in an English article

Until now I was using XePersian package to typeset Persian articles, now I want insert some Persian word in an English document, what is minimum code to do that without using XePersian package? ...
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Manchu and Mongolian script

I am trying to write a document including Manchu script on a Mac. Manchu is written with the Mongolian alphabet with the addition of some diacritics, but the extra diacritics are included in standard ...
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A tool for creating a dictionary with right-to-left script

I'm trying to typeset a dictionnary, using Arabic script. I would like to create a list of words in three columns, with Arabic word in right column aligned to the right, its Polish translation aligned ...
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How to highlight arabic texts with allowing line breaks?

I would like to highlight some texts. For Latin texts the \hl command of the soul package works well, but not for Arabic texts. (\hl{SOME ARABIC TEXT} has only a small line as output in the pdf ...
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Coloring Arab suffix without losing connection

How can I change the color of Arab word endings without losing the connections? It's just ugly and loses readability. I'm using Tex Live 2012: arabxetex with xelatex but any package and/or engine is ...
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TeX Editor for Arabic language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Typesetting a document using Arabic script I'm Arab and use TeX Live 2012. I have a problem with TeXworks: It doesn't support right-to-left (rtl) ...
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XeLaTeX - Devanagari page numbers in \tableofcontents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex I am using XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 on TeX Live 2012/W32TeX). I want Devanagari (Indic) page ...
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Arabic numbers mirrored in Arabic environment (ConTeXt)

In my arabic environment the arabic numbers are mirrored. Minimal Example: \definefont[Sheh][name:Scheherazade*arabic at 18pt] \definestartstop[Arab][commands=\setups{Arabic}] \def\Arab{\doArab} ...
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Line spacing in Arabic in ConTeXt - how to deactivate gridsetting in an environment

I realize Arabic in ConTeXt with the following environment (to be able to switch between German and Arabic). \startenvironment arab-besser-sty \definefont[Sheh][name:Scheherazade*arabic at 15pt] % or ...
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Minipages in macros for ConTeXt

In LaTex I build the following macro "kum" for translating arabic to german. The result are two minipages, left one with german, right one with arabic (the other two minipages were for design-issues). ...
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Arabic and German in ConTeXt

I'm totally new to ConTeXt; how to use Arabic and German in one document? \mainlanguage[de] \definefont[ArabicFont][file:alq2.ttf*arabic at 18pt] \setuppapersize [A5] \starttext \setupalign[r2l] ...
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Can you use arabic letters in equations?

Making equations with greek letters is easy -- for example, $2 \gamma = 1$. But is there any way to do it with arabic letters -- something like $2 \gim = 1$? I've run out of greek letters in my ...
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Typesetting documents that are a mix of Arabic and Latin script without annoying markup

How can I insert LTR script directly within RTL text without cumbersome markup? (consider a Language learning book. ) What is most clean method to write following texts? Aa bb cc ااا ببب تتت dd ee ...
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Latin page numbers with XePersian?

I've recently been using XePersian to typeset Persian and Arabic poems the traditional way, i.e. in two justified columns. The poetry formatting is done with the bidipoem package, and that's all fine. ...
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Hiring someone to help me with LaTeX for my PhD thesis

I do not know whether this is an appropriate question, but I was carrying it around for quite some weeks and now it just has to come out. I am working on my PhD thesis. My thesis will include a long ...
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Tabulators like in OpenOffice/LibreOffice

Is there any way to achieve the same result in LaTeX as done with tabulators in other Word Processors? The difference to tables is that the text is not limited to cells but can flow across there ...
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RTL orienting TOC and typesetting Estern Arabic Numberals in Arabxetex

I am using arabxetex package and need my TOC oriented from right-to-left as well as to have page numbers be in Eastern Arabic Numberals i.e (٠‎ ١‎ ٢‎ ٣‎ ٤‎ ٥‎ ٦‎ ٧‎ ٨‎ ٩‎)? Table of Contents should ...
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How to use Arabic text inside addcontentsline

I am using arabxetex package. I need my TOP be all in Arabic script including page numbers. \addcontentsline works with Latin [English] text, but not with Arabic. \phantomsection ...
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Starting point for getting more familiar with TeX/LaTex etc

Background: I've been using what I would call LaTex for ~4 yrs to typeset assignments, reports, essays and tutorial notes. I have been using "TexShop" (for Macs) - mostly because it was simple when I ...
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Arabxetex: how to type eastern arabic numerals

how can I type eastern arabic numbers (or so called arabic indic) via arabxetex? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu%E2%80%93Arabic_numeral_system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Arabic_numerals ...
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In WinEdt 7: How to typeset Arabic, Persian and Urdu properly? [closed]

WinEdt 7 has been released with a claimed support of UTF8. It is true that now the arabic letters are showing correctly, but the default setting are still far from being useful. first, the arabic, ...
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How to write formulas in arabic letters and numbers?

How can I write formulas in Arabic letters and numbers, is there any package or some sort of template to do so. Hint: I am new to Latex.
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LuaLatex and the “Oriental TeX Project” — Scientific Arabic Typesetting

Does anybody know something about the future of Arabic typesetting with LaTeX or LuaLaTeX? Do they develop tools and mechanisms for scientific typesetting of Arabic text? In other words: is it still ...
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ledpar: Get rid of any space between paragraphs while retaining the synchronization of the pagecontents

My question: Is there a way to simply get rid of any space between the paragraphs of ledpar- while retaining the pagesynch? (I understand that synchronizing paragraphs is a feature of ledpar, put I ...
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weird symbols when opening a file written in arabic

When I open a TeX file containing arabic letters, I only see weird letters. I tried WinEdt, Emacs, TeXMaker. But when I open the same file using Notepad, it looks OK. What shoud I do?
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Bi-directional editor for LaTeX

I am new here. I am looking for a bi-directional editor that works with LaTeX system and supports Unicode. I need it in order to write Hebrew, Arabic, etc.
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An alternative to utf8 and arabtex under memoir documentclass

I'd like to use utf8 and arabtex packages under the memoir documentclass, but it seems unlikely to happen (previous discussion). What would be a good alternative, no transliteration and something that ...
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An arabic font problem [closed]

I have a problem with font in a file written in Arabic with this error message: LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults substituted. further, I have this as an error: ...
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xelatex broken: How do I get Arabic vowels back in mactex 2011?

I upgraded to mactex 2011 from 2009 and xelatex (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-0.9997.5 (TeX Live 2011)) no longer produces the same output when using Arabic language. The vowels (called harakaat in ...
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Typesetting arabic with LuaLaTeX

For typesetting arabic with LaTeX there are arabtex and arabi; for typesetting arabic with XeLaTeX there are arabxetex and polyglossia; but how to typeset arabic with LuaLaTeX, since neither of ...
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Typesetting Right-to-Left math

UPDATE: I've managed to produce something that is aesthetically correct, however with a lot of "hardcoding" and trial and error to manually measure my spaces. Not to mention that I have to write my ...
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How to typeset an Arabic paper with the equations in the usual Latin in Latex?

I want to typeset a paper so that the text is in Arabic and the equations are in Latin (I mean, the equations as usual, you know what I mean). How can I do that?
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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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Typesetting a document using Arabic script

I'm using TeXlive (2009-7) on Ubuntu 10.04. I've installed texlive-lang-arabic and I can't find out how should I compose the preamble to be able to use it. The babel's documentation I've found in the ...