Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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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 ...