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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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} ...
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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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Problem with referencing to the the number of an equation when using arabic support of babel

Unfortunately, I have a problem when using babel with arabic. When deferring to the number of an equation, the digits are reversed. In the below document when using (\ref{eq:10}) it gives (01) instead ...
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Redefining \pointname for exam class

I want to use to customize commands in exam.cls to my use. The point 1 for general purpose and the point 2 for use in arabic language 1/ The first customization concerns the environment ...
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Makeindex error when using \tableofcontents or \chapter with arabi package

When I remove the three lines \tableofcontents \chapter{1} \chapter{2} from the following document, makeindex works without problem and the index is printed. But in presence of these lines I get ...
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Double-spacing in text but not footnotes in memoir class while using arabxetex

The memoir class's \DoubleSpacing command without an asterisk (*) is supposed to double-space the text but not the footnotes or float text. However, when the arabxetex package has been loaded, this ...
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Switch between right-to-left and left-to-right two-columns with long entries

I give here the answer of the problem of using indices for making dictionaries English-Arabic, for a book of probability, thanks to this very powerful discussion... Switch twocolumn between ...
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How can we swap columns in two-column regime preserving hyperlinks?

Please save your time and energy on this question, some solutions exist. I have been helping with Arabic-English (right-to-left typesetting) and English-Arabic (left-to-right typesetting) indices ...
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boxed text between pages in arabic, rightmargin with tikz

First, I want to thank the members of the discussion of the message Boxed text between pages which was very interesting for my use, so I got a macro in arabic for my examples (which is ...