Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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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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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 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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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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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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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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How to highlight arabic texts with allowing line breaks?

I would like to highlight some texts. For Latin texts the \hl command of the soul package works well, but not for Arabic texts. (\hl{SOME ARABIC TEXT} has only a small line as output in the pdf ...
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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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Avoiding recompilation of unchanged part of a document

I am currently editing a relatively long document in arabic with the package arabtex, everything is going quite fine but the compilation takes several minutes. As I need to edit only small parts at ...
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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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emphasized and italic are not take in account in arabic polyglossia

I'm writing a book about probability in Arabic, and I'm using the commands \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[numerals=maghrib]{arabic} \setotherlanguage{english} ...
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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 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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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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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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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 insert arabic glyphs in pdflatex

I'm trying to create an English document using pdflatex and want to insert a few cyrillic and arabic glyphs. something like the letter Я is cyrillic, whereas ش is arabic I tried to follow advice ...
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mdframed conflicts with \setmainlanguage{arabic}

I hope someone can help me with my problems. In the code given below, the mdframed width is exceeding the page width. This problem is due to \setmainlanguage{arabic}. If I set the main language as ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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How to show figure captions in Arabic language?

I want to show the caption of the figure in Arabic language. Given the unpredictable interactions with other packages, I tended to keep them in the preamble of the MWE. Questions How to set the ...
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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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Underscore should not force mathmode in macro

When trying to color words in arabic (transliteration), LaTeX wants me to be in mathmode (Missing $ inserted.), as there is an underscore in the transliteration. This is of course completely wrong as ...
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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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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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Author with Arabic Name

I am writing an paper (in English) and one of the authors of a paper I'm citing name is in Arabic. The article is written in English. The BibTex entry: @article{kotini, jstor_articletype = ...
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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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Sorting bibliography cannot be turned off in Biblatex when writing in Arabic [closed]

I want the citations to appear in the bibliography in the order of their appearance in the text and not according to their alphabet. I know there is an argument for that which is sorting=none. ...
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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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problems with tikz and arabi package

I have some problems and I hope you can help me. When I put a tikzpicture and use the arabi package, the picture is not displayed in the dvi or pdf file, and this without a single error. I have a ...
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Change a letter in the alphabet in alphabetic counter

Using an alphabetical counter in arabic by the command \alph, it gives for the first letter of alphabet the arabic letter ا which is not so "beautiful" to use... I want to use the letter أ instead of ...
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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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Writing the shahada with arabtex

I'm not familiar with the Arabic alphabet, but would like to write the shahada in the two ways displayed below using pdflatex, for inclusion in a paper. How can I do it? Is arabtex the way to go? ...
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Can you use arabic letters in equations?

Making equations with greek letters is easy -- for example, $2 \gamma = 1$. But is there any way to do it with arabic letters -- something like $2 \gim = 1$? I've run out of greek letters in my ...
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problem with arabxetex

please help me i can't resolve this problem the problem is character _t \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array,booktabs ,tabularx,multirow} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{arabxetex} ...
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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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Problem with environments, arabic and tikz

Here a question also about my last topic. I want to create an environment that put a pretty box around my theorem and its title. Here is a code with the desired output : \documentclass{report} ...
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Bibliography does not render correctly for non-Latin items

Consider following tex and bib files. As you see the second bib item is not rendered correctly. Is there any solution? The squares are not the only problem, indeed all character of Persian item have ...
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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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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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TeX Editor for Arabic language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Typesetting a document using Arabic script I'm Arab and use TeX Live 2012. I have a problem with TeXworks: It doesn't support right-to-left (rtl) ...
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Arabic and German in ConTeXt

I'm totally new to ConTeXt; how to use Arabic and German in one document? \mainlanguage[de] \definefont[ArabicFont][file:alq2.ttf*arabic at 18pt] \setuppapersize [A5] \starttext \setupalign[r2l] ...
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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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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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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' ...