Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arabic with colored vowels and colored suffix … possible?

is it possible to do this with XelaTex? (Im using texmaker): I already tried some of the suggestions posted here, for instance by using Arabtex. But I wanted to this with arabic type text and not ...
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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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Arabic text with Polyglossia

I use Arabxetex and Polyglossia from Texlive 2013 on an OpenSuse 13.1 system to write Arabic. The Arabic text needs to be fully vocalized. There are no Problems writing unvocalized Text, but adding a ...
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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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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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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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Problem with inserting the symbols \times and \omega when using arabi package

Is it impossible to insert the mathematical symbol \times when using the arabi package? After compiling A\times B it becomes AB and the sign \times disappears See the example below. ...
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How to do a proper Bibliography in Arabic language with XeLaTeX and Biblatex-Biber backend?

I want to add bibliography to a document mainly written with Arabic language but intervened with some English text. Therefore, I opted for arabxetex approach rather than polyglossia, becasue IMHO ...
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How write a one-sentence arabic text in a latin document?

Is it possible to write one line with arabic letter in a latin-alphabet document? something like ... How are you... سۆمتینگ سۆمتینگ... now the latin is continued here ... How about mixing with ...
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Switch twocolumn between right-to-left and left-to-right with the package multiind in polyglossia

Writing a book in arabic, I want to obtain a dictionnary of used words in my document between arabic and english, and want that the entries of the dictionnary will be in two different orders, in ...
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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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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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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 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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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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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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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: ...
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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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Bi-directional editor for LaTeX [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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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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\cite and \bibitem reverse the digits when using Arabi package

Unfortunately I have a similar problem as in \pageref dosen't properly show the page number when using arabi package. When I use the command \cite, the digits are reversed. In fact I am not able ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make page numbers appear in Hindi numbers instead of Arabic numbers using XeLaTeX?

I have a document written with a majority Arabic text and few English text. The page numbers as seen in the output appeared in Arabic (1,2,3,etc) numbers instead of the desired Hindi numbers as ...
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XeTeX Arabic vowels

I would like to demonstrate declension in the Arabic language by coloring a single vowel or letter. I found some solutions to color a single letter, however the connections would break. So again I'm ...
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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} ...