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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Best way to use multi-lingual quotes using csquotes package in AUCTeX Emacs

When I write in Arabic (Rt-to-Lt) language I get the quotation marks reversed (the right instaed of left and vice versa) if I want to keep font-locking of AUCTeX setup. Emacs editor using AUCTeX ...
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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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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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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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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 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 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 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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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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Changing catcode of Arabic vowel

I'm using XeLaTeX and Khaled Hosny's Amiri font for writing Arabic, the vowel tanwin fath is place above the letter alif (second word in sixth line in the output belw). This makes for a tall glyph ...
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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 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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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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Arabic Support in Babel Mess up Chapter referencing

\documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,main=english]{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} \label{ch:intro} We talked about the second chapter ...
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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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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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substitute a character from one script to another

I am working in XeLaTeX + Memoir, and I have two documents: one typeset in English and another typeset in Arabic. As the two documents are related, I am using the package xr to establish ...
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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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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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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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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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Beamer in arabic language doesn't accept footnotes

Using beamer in arabic language, we adapt many of its commands and themes to this language, but when I put a footnote if the arabic language is charged, I have the error message '! LaTeX Error: No ...
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How to make itemize/enumerate/description environment start from right to left?

Does anyone know how to make itemize/enumerate/description environment start from right to left ? i read this documentation: Enumitem but with no luck \documentclass{book} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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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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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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arabxetex and footnote

I've had some problems with ^s when using arabxetex in footnotes. Transliteration and conversion to Arabic script work fine in the main text, but in footnotes they do not. All other letters seem to ...