Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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Arabic in latex [duplicate]

how to write Arabic words between English script in latex? I tried this code but it writes Arabic text in new line \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %In the preamble section include the arabtex ...
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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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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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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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problem with arabxetex

please help me i can't resolve this problem the problem is character _t \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array,booktabs ,tabularx,multirow} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{arabxetex} ...
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Change chapter numbers to words in Arabic

Instead of "Chapter 1" I want "Chapter one", but in Arabic. one => الأول and so on. In english, a solution exist: \usepackage{fmtcount,etoolbox} \makeatletter ...
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Text alignment in a Marginpar (Arabic)

how can I write a marginpar in Arabic with a text alignment from right to left. I use XeLaTeX. When I write \marginpar{{\A كتاب حلية الأبدال وما يظهر عنها من المعارف والأحوال}} Then that comes ...
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Bibliography does not render correctly for non-Latin items

Consider following tex and bib files. As you see the second bib item is not rendered correctly. Is there any solution? The squares are not the only problem, indeed all character of Persian item have ...
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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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Biblatex/Biber problems with Texlive 2014 (no problems 2013) [closed]

I have a TEX file which works OK with Texlive 2013 but is no longer working on 2014 (using OSX). It gives no error in the 2014 edition, but it does not produce the expected output. Here is a minimal ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I change the default order between letters of an alphabet?

I'm writing a book in Persian. In its index there is a problem. Words are using Arabic order! So it causes a problem as in Arabic language they don't have four letters 'پ p (in pen)', 'چ ch (in ...
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Verbatim and polyglossia

I use polyglossia in arabic tex files and I want to use the verbatim environment to write the Latex commands for a user's manual. All works well, with adding the command '\let\arabicfonttt\ttfamily' ...
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Problem with theorem's numbering when using Arabi package

When I use a theorem style environment with Arabi package, the numbering become corrupted just after the numbers with two digits start. Here an example. The number of the last one should be 10 but it ...
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The best way to write arabic in beamer

I'm used to create Arabic Beamer presentations with the arabtex package, but with arabtex there are many environments (like enumerate) can not be used, for this i would like to write arabic using ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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\pageref dosen't properly show the page number when using arabi package

In the page 10 of the following document I define a label. When I give a reference to the page number of this label in the following page, the number is not shown properly. The number appears as 01 ...
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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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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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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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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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English Characters inside of arabic text arabtex package

i want to write a paragraph in my French book in arabic, I've used Arabtex package : \begin{arabtext} بلا بلا english word بلا لا \end{arabtext} The problem is that I need to show english words ...
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verbatim with Arabic script

I try to put together guidelines for linguists. One part concernes typesetting right to left text with the bidi package. I want to use verbatim for the code, but the Persian characters are not printed ...
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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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Insert table in arabic document

How to insert table in arabic document (using arabtex package)? The table also contains arabic text. I tried to use tabular in arabtex environment, but it didn't work.
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MonTeX and XeLaTeX fonts

This is my second question regarding MonTeX, a follow up to this one, which concerned a conflict between xelatex and MonTeX Since writing that question I contacted and received help from the author of ...
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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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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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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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Conflict between multicol and arabtex

I need some arabic entries in a twocolumn index. The following document should work, I think: \errorcontextlines999 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with the font Traditional Arabic for aligning parenthesis ()

I'm using Polyglossia to write a book of probability in arabic, and I've recently changed of machine, then I've some problems (great) of typesetting my old files, which are compiling usually in my old ...
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Database of names similar to bibliography in arabic

The example is with the particular case of Arabic, but could be extended to a more general case. When writing academic papers containing Arabic names, each journal has a particular transliteration ...
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Arabic font for Listing

Currently, I am using Listings package in order to insert my XML text in the document. For example the code: \begin{lstlisting} <Product Title="نوکیا" Type="گوشی"> \end{lstlisting} The ...
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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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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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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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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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Problem with tikz picture and polyglossia with XeTeX

The problem is that the section headings disappear and herein there is a minimal example \documentclass{report} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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2 Arabic words just using Babel Arabic and Roman letters

I need to put the Arabic words for deaf and restoration into an English language book review. I know what these should look from the book under review, but I can't find a guide for the Roman letters ...
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Arabic Vowels not appearing

I'm trying to write this word with the circled vowels but I'm not being able to, can someone help? When I'm writing with the vowels, it is becomming like الله An example: ...
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How to invert direction of brackets (for a right to left text) in ConTeXt?

The Unicode Bidirectional algorithm mandates that the glyph for the character "left parenthesis" (and many others) be inverted when displaying text in RTL direction. However I am trying to typeset in ...
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XeLaTex - Arabic script letters mirrored [duplicate]

I'll try to inlcude arabic script in my document, but it shows the odd behavior that the arabic letters are not "connecting" to each other in the final pdf output, they are shown as single letters. ...
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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 ...