Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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Problem in footnote with arabtex package

I have a problem if I try to typeset a footnote while using the arabtex package. The problem is that the number is still in left side and the text is in right side. MWE \documentclass[a4paper,...
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Arabic/Russian interlinear text

I'm using the interlinear text model here described in Doing an interlinear text, but for other purposes I want to write a interlinear Arabic / Russian Text, but I don't understand why my code doesn'...
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How can I correct for a bug in ArabXeTeX that causes problems in left-to-right text?

There seems to be a bug in the arabxetex package that came with the new MacTeX 2016 distribution. The problem I have noticed is not in Arabic text but rather in ordinary left-to-right text. In ...
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xindy: rules file for arabic language?

Is there any rules file to process an index written in Arabic language? XeLateX generated this .idx-file. \indexentry{ مجموعة الاعداد الطبيعية|hyperpage}{٣} \indexentry{القيمة المطلقة|hyperpage}{٦} ...
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Overview of Arabic fonts available for LaTeX/XeTeX?

is there an overview available for Arabic fonts in LaTeX / XeTeX? Ideally with output examples, so that it becomes clear how they compare. So far, I'm aware of Geeza Pro, Amiri (and its variants), ...
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arabluatex - undefined control sequence

I have a simple test document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,luatextra} \newfontfamily\arabicfont[Script=Arabic]{Droid Arabic Naskh} \usepackage{arabluatex} \begin{document} hello \arb{...
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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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Line break in arabic text?

i'm stuck trying to insert a line break in an arabic text, any suggestions are welcome I'm using \usepackage{arabtex} Here is the complete example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[...
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Encourage (XeLa)TeX to break pages at the end of sentences within a paragraph

As the title suggests, I am using XeLaTeX to layout very long paragraphs (up to 50 pages in length for a single paragraph), and would like to encourage it to break pages at the end of sentences within ...
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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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XeTeX: polyglossia & \textarabic: some punctuation symbols appear as boxes

I use XeLaTex on Xubuntu with polyglosia to write arabic, but characters like parenthesis, brackets, etc appear as white boxes in the final pdf produced. I have a minimal working example. With the ...
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Email addresses & Abstract missing when using the elsarticle class

I am trying to format my paper using Latex with the class elsarticle for an Elsevier journal. I am using TeXnicCenter along with Miktex. It's working perfectly when the content is all in English (...
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Oriental TeX and Husayni

I have recently been typesetting a Quranic Mashaf using a combination of XeLaTeX, bidi, and polyglossia. I am generally pleased with the results so far, but after reviewing Idris Samawi Hamid's work ...
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Problem in writing Arabic words and letters in TikZ figures

I'm facing a problem in writing Arabic words, letter, and numbers in TikZ figures. I'm using lualatex. Numbers are not typed in Arabic and words do not appear. Here is the code I'm using: \...
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Customize right to left list in context

How can I use margin and column options with right to left list (arabic language). I have defined new enumeration ..., أ , ب for my right to left list, but if I add mergin or any other option for ...
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Change numbers format in arabtex

I would get Arabic numbering within arabtex environment defined from arabtex package to write arabic sentences. If I insert numbers 1,2,3,.... inside arabtex environment I get indian form ١,٢,٣,.... ...
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Only a few characters of an arabic word in a different color

Can we get for example only the last character of an arabic word written in a red color. I use the arabi package with pdfLatex
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Missing Arabic Ligature due to diacritical marks in ConTeXt MarkIV

I am having an issue with Arabic Font Ligatures showing discrepancy between ConTeXt and XeLateX, when using the same font namely Scheherazade. The issue is not present when using XeLateX but only ...
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Arabic cells' tables rendered from right to left

Is there a way to get arabic cells' tables rendered from right to left just like they are typesetted. here is a minimal example! \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[ utf8 ]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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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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too big distance between the lines in a table with Arabic letters

I use the package semtrans in order to print Arabic letters in a Table in my document. My problem is that line spacing between two lines of Arabic letters (probably because of the used font) in the ...
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right to left arabic characters in tables

How to get right to left arabic characters inside a tabular environment with the arabi package without to have to insert the \AR command in each cell ? \documentclass[A4,12pt]{article} \usepackage[...
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arabi.sty not found

I have the arabi package installed with texlive in mint. I have added the command \usepackage{arabi} in the preamble of my document. When I compiled with pdflatex I get the error message "file arabi....
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RTL support in Arabic with ucharclasses

I'm having difficulties embedding Arabic in English text. Here's a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \setmainfont{Noto Serif} \usepackage{ucharclasses} \usepackage{bidi} \...
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Copying Arabic text from ConTeXt PDF

When copying and pasting an Arabic text from a PDF file generated by context, the characters are not correctly joint. Consider the following MWE: \definefontfamily [font] [serif] [Amiri] [features=...
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to write some piece of text in arabic language in sharelatex

I have just started writing report in latex and is currently using free online platform shareLatex. I have one arabic word in my text which I want to write in my report but unable to do so. The entire ...
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Using Arabic in LaTex without changing paper format or style?

I am writing a paper for a conference, I downloaded their laTex style.I am using TexMaker, and I want to add arabic text. I used this and it worked all arabic appeared perfectly ( I compile it with ...
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How to change the leaflet-manual.tex to have arabic letters within?

I have compiled well the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[LAE,LFE,OT1]{fontenc} \usepackage[farsi,arabic]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \Novocalize \begin{...
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How to add a UTF8 arabic or farsi symbol to Texlive?

the following MWE gives a error \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etex} %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[LFE,LAE,OT1]{fontenc} \usepackage[farsi,arabic]{babel} \...
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Todonotes for right-to-left languages

I want to add some marginal explanation notes for math lectures notes written in Arabic and I am using for that todonotes package. The problem is that the note text is not well adjusted.. I thought of ...
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arabxetex: madda vocalization

I need to produce a madda sign without any preceding fatha, just the madda. I can't understand why the MWE below stubbornly produces a vowel above the mim, as in the following image. %!TEX TS-...
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How to align LTR text at end of RTL footnote?

I'm translating a book, and where the original author's footnotes (which I'm translating from English to Arabic) mention at the end of them an English source, I struggle to keep the LTR part left-...
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How to modify months names in context

I would like to change months names in context, in tex \month define the month number, names of months can be redefined with \ifcase Change month names in \today command How can I do the same in ...
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How to use Latin Modern font for math with arabic font

I want to write arabic document which contain mathematics using context, I would like to use Latin Modern font for mathematics (which I use when writing my documents with xelatex). My question is how ...
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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 \patchcmd{\@makechapterhead}{\...
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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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Page Numbers are displayed in reverse such as 21 for page 12 in ConTeXt MarkIV

I am trying to typeset a book in arabic in ConTeXt. I have stumbled upon this issue Page Numbers change after 9 to 01 for page 10 21 for page 12 31 for page 13 41 for page 14 and so on The issue ...
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ConTeXt MarkIV : Arabic Letters are disjointed and reversed in headers and margin

I am trying to get Arabic Chapter Name in the header and some arabic text in the margins using ConTeXt MarkIV Here is the MWE: \mainlanguage[arabic] \setupdirections[bidi=global] \definefontfeature ...
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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 \documentclass[twoside=semi]{...
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Arabic in LuaLaTeX: Why do I get the vowels typeset RTL in LTR mode?

This mwe: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{etoolbox} \newfontfamily\libertine{Linux Libertine O} \newfontfamily\arabicfont[Script=Arabic]{Amiri} \newcommand{\arabtext}...
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non-printing characters in the OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX [closed]

And while we are at it, there is another probable bug in the LuaLaTex OpenType layout code: a couple of non-printing characters (such as 200c, 200d, 200e 200f and so on) do in fact show up in the pdf, ...
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letters and spacing in Arabic — bug in OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX

I perceive the following unwanted outcome: Two issues: In the first line, the last word on the right has a small gap between the second and the third letter from the right that is not supposed to ...
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Uneven Line Spacing for Arabic Text using xelatex + memoir + plyglossia

This is my first LaTeX Project. I am using XelaTeX to compile the tex file. I am having an issue with Even Line Spacing in my arabic document. The baseline grid is fine on the first page but the text ...
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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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Is there arabic latex allow me to write mathematical paper with question arabic and latine math?

I would like to write a book in mathematics but with questions in Arabic and Latin mathmetical symbols (for example, between two Arabic words there might be a Latin mathematical symbol). Note: For ...
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How to use ConTEXt to typeset Arabic, and color diactrical marks?

I need to typeset Arabic and color different group of letters/diactrical marks in different color. For this purpose, I explored capabilities of XeLaTeX/ArabXeTeX environment, but could not obtain good ...
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arabxetex: how to properly write wasla sign?

How can I create "wasla" signs using arabxetex? Writing qad-i in.sarafa (an example from the arabtex documentation) produces: In arabtex, it produces: How can I get the same effect in arabxetex?
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What happened to \luatextextdir?

As of today, the command \luatextextdir does no longer seem to work. I employ the command in order to be able to typeset Arabic. To that end I created the following commands: \newcommand{\arabtext}[1]...
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Using different fonts based on scripts type in XeTeX?

In XeTex and XePersian, I can choose different fonts for normal Persian font, and text which is explicitly defined as Latin separately. But what if I want to typeset other scripts beyond Arabic and ...
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problem with tcolorbox package and the arabi one

I'm trying to write my mathematical courses in arabic using the Arabi package, but it seem that there is a confusion with TcolorBox one, specially the Boxes in page 2 doesn't appear correctly. Here is ...