Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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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 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 ...
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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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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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ZWJ in LuaTeX prints a bar

The following document prints in XeTeX the medial form of the arabic letter, thanks to the two ZWJ characters ("200D). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to enable contextual swashes for Arabic

I recently read about Contextual Swashes for Arabic fonts from here. They have shown an example of how it would look. I've already read this question and it helped me set up my MWE. Here is a quick ...
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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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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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Correct inconsistent image placement across direction boundaries in ConTeXt?

I have a serious of auto-generated documents in various languages that include a mix of LTR and RTL languages. I am trying to come up with common markup that works across both directions. I've run ...
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using block environment for arabic/persian Beamer and right alignment

I have a problem with block environment in Beamer. I am using persian/arabic language. For the block environment, I want the title of the block and the text inside the block be aligned on the right ...
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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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Spellchecking highlighting problem in TexStudio when writing in Arabic

When I write a document in Arabic it behaves differently than in English when it comes to highlighting words misspelled. Consider the screenshot below: Arabic comma right after the target word, ...
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Increasing counter ten by ten in Tcolorbox… and refer good?

I'm writing a book of probability in arabic, using polyglossia, and I want to increase the counter of some of my boxes ten by ten (the cause of this is that the arabic letters are numeroted with ...
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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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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] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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ArabXeTeX ignoring \allowbreak

I've got an issue with XeLaTeX ignoring \allowbreak on lines that overflow by a small amount. I've tried to recreate the issue with English text but it does not occur. We have a large amount of data ...
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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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XeTeX not recognizing some commands, yet output is fine

I am trying an example of Arabic script in XeTeX. I use TeXstudio. The output is displayed fine, but there are some "unrecognized commands". MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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the figure displayed out of The text at right side of the page in an Arabic text, this problem is associated with the \usepackage[arabic]{babel}

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{book} %\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} %\documentclass[11pt,twoside,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{float} \floatstyle{boxed} \restylefloat{figure} ...
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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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arabxetex: differences in font spacing (?) and ligature type when specifying a font (as per manual recommendation) versus leaving font unspecified

arabxetex documentation states: ArabXeTeX requires the user to define an \arabicfont in the preamble. The recommended procedure, by means of fontspec, is to define it as follows: ...
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Dealing with strange character in arabictex using TeXnicCenter

I'm using TeXnicCenter 32bit on Windows 7 and i want to try Typesetting a document using Arabic script i tired to read Typesetting a document using Arabic script and ...
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How to add a chapter whose title is in Arabic

I am using the following commands to add a certain chapter , however I would like the title of this chapter to be in arabic and also I want this chapter name to apper in TOC. Please help me. ...
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Writing arabic and english with different font scales under polyglossia

Writing a book of probability, I use in my text arabic and english characters in the same time (sometimes in the same line !). Because the english character is somewhat larger than the arabic one, the ...
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How to use this command to display an arabic text in an utf8 tex file?

How to use this command to display an arabic text in an utf8 tex file? \newenvironment{abstractAr} {\clearpage % we want a new page \vspace*{100\p@}% \thispagestyle{empty}% no ...
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Transliteration problem with arabxetex package

The following code is not producing properly formatted transliteration of the arabic text. I have no trouble producing proper arabic characters with the [voc] option, but the [trans] option is not ...