{right-to-left} is about authoring and compiling Right-to-Left content (mostly in languages such as Farsi, Arabic or Hebrew) with (La)TeX. A popular package is {bidi}.

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IDE / Best known method for writing Hebrew documents with LaTeX

I usually use LyX to prepare lecture notes, course summaries, etc. The reason I use LyX and not LaTex directly is twofold - I usually need to type in real time - summing a lecture. I think for this ...
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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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LuaTeX RTL text: Wrong horizontal spacing in headlines

When typesetting syriac RTL text in LuaTeX, it seems the right-alignment of section and subsection headlines has a bug. It seems that the small horizontal space between number and headline text is ...
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Right-to-left text in document with in-line equations

people. I am having real problems with the right-to-left language in this document. Please just try to compile. \documentclass{article} ...
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Example numbers in right-to-left environment with ExPex

I was delighted to see that expex does interlinear text in right-to-left languages nearly perfectly. One issue, however, is that the example number is placed in the right margin instead of aligned to ...
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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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How to increase the footnote line length in Arabic with scrbook?

If I write in English the code below would work, but when I write in Arabic it won't! I want to extend the length of the footnote line to the whole text width. MWE ...
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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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The tableofcontents in beamer arabic

I have asked two question about arabic beamer in the following link: RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer And they have solved well. Now i have a problem. When I have ...
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LaTeX editor that supports Hebrew [duplicate]

I am looking for a LaTeX editor that can manage Hebrew and RTL, and that is supported on OSX, I came across many but did not find that works. Thanks
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How to write Hindi numbers within Arabic text in Emacs 24? [closed]

I use GNU Emacs 24.3.1. I want to write multilingual text including Arabic text and English text in one buffer. Problem is how to write Hindi numbers instead of Arabic numbers when writing Arabic text ...
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Lualatex and Syriac (initial, middle and final letters)

I have heard that it is possible to typeset Arabic texts with Lualatex, so I assume that it is also possible to typeset Syriac texts with LuaLatex. But when I run the following example, the output is ...
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RTL and LTR columns in ONE table?

Is it possible to set some columns in one table as RTL while other are LTR? I want to do something like this: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !TEX TS-program = xelatex ...
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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 with RTL language inside of formulas in LYX

I recently started using LYX and it's GREAT! I have configured it for using Hebrew and everything works fine except I can't write in Hebrew inside formulas normally. In the equations it won't let me ...
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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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LTR bibliography in a RTL document

I have a Lyx document in Hebrew(RTL Language), while all the sources are in English(LTR Language). Therefore, I've added \selectlanguage{english} before the bibliography, and \selectlanguage{hebrew} ...
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\LR for long text

How can I use Left to Right command, \LR, for long text in a right to left document. It should exist some think like \begin{something} \end{something} but I cannot found it! My problem is in the ...
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Tex with arabic letters and Pakoma

I'm working on books written in Arabic language, we build the book as XML file from which we generate Tex and PDF. My question is about page break, with Tex files written in English we use Pakoma ...
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Creating left to right and right to left dictionaries using Glossaries package

I want to produce two bilingual dictionaries Arabic-English and English-Arabic. I've found this discussion which seems of some interest for my needs... So I build this file, based on it ...
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\llap mystery with TeX--XeT

Consider \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xecolor} % loads fontspec by default \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} \fontsize{60}{70}\selectfont TEST\llap{\textxecolor{red}{TEST}} ...
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Color is not working properly with XeLaTeX RTL documents?

The following minimal example produced the desired results: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames]{color} \begin{document} black {\color{red} red} black black \end{document} But the ...
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What is bidirectional or multidirectional typesetting/editor?

I have been seen terms like multidirectional typesetting, bidirectional typesetting/work, bidirectional editor ... For example, in this brilliant answer to The differences between TeX engines, there ...
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LaTeX formatting error

I've converted a word document to LaTeX but when I write : "BELLARE , M , ..." Latex shows me: "... , M , BELLERE" What's the error and how to solve it? part of text: ...
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putting a box around each line of text in a paragraph

In my environment I would like to automatically make a box around each individual line of text in a paragraph so that I can operate on each line. I think this should really be done in LaTeX rather ...
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Footnote in arabic with polyglossia

writing a book in arabic, I want to make some comments by footnotes, in english and in arabic. The footnotes in arabic are from Right to Left, and I can put the rule of the footnote on the right side ...
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Polyglossia: Arabic Text, English Bibliography

I am writing a mainly Arabic book. But all the references are western/English. So I'd like the bibliography to appear left to right. I write: \documentclass[12pt,english]{book} ...
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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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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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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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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 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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RTL theorem numbering problem - mdframed and xelatex

I have a problem with wrong numbering order when using mdframed theorem style. As in the MWE, the second theorem number should 2.1.1 (reading from right to left, 1.1 for the section and 2 for the ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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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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Minimal bidi for typesetting RL text

I need to typeset RTL text (Arabic, Persian) for linguistics books. I know of the bidi package. But bidiis way to powerful for our purposes and it has many side effects (it basically affects ...
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xcolor \color command affects the wrong word in a Hebrew sequence

When compiling \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \sethebrew ראשונה \color{red} שניה \color{black} שלישית ...
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Equation number enclosing parentheses misplaced with Polyglossia+Hebrew+amsmath

I am compiling the following MWE using XeLatex within TeXnicCenter and get a garbled equation number: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{hebrew} ...
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Hebrew text along a (circular) path is typeset LTR instead of RTL

I have read Typesetting straight baselines in a circular arrangement and I would like to have a solution for my situation. I would like to insert some text in Hebrew on an annulus. Here is my attempt ...
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Type several columns using right-to-left language

I want type Farsi (this language is right-to-left) in several columns. How do I start the contents from the first column to the right?
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Cannot create a table of contents in LyX for a Hebrew document

I'm trying to create a table of contents for a Hebrew document (specifically, with Hebrew section and subsection names) I'm writing in LyX. When I try to compile my file I get a lot of error messages ...
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align* environment left-aligned with LuaTeX and RTL math direction

When using LuaLaTeX, with the math direction set right-to-left, the contents of an align* environment is left-aligned instead of centered. Why does this happens? How can I fix it? ...
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How to invert direction of brackets (for a right to left text) in ConTeXt?

The Unicode Bidirectional algorithm mandates that the glyph for the character "left parenthesis" (and many others) be inverted when displaying text in RTL direction. However I am trying to typeset in ...
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Polyglossia + right-to-left language + doublespacing with setspace affects footnote spacing

I have some Arabic text, so I use polyglossia and \setotherlanguage{arabic}. This however causes line spacing within footnotes to change, which looks odd, especially because the distance between ...
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subfigure numbering parentheses flipped with babel + right-to-left language + subfig

Eyal's babel incompatibility of the week... this time a question due to H.R. on the IVRITEX mailing list. The babel is incompatible with the subfig package. If you add a subfig with a caption: ...
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Alignment of page numbers in table of contents

Consider the following example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \newpage \section{test} \newpage \setcounter{page}{22} \section{introduction} \newpage ...
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Footnotes for a right-to-left phrase within a left-to-right paragraph

I have an English paragraph with a right-to-left Hebrew phrase in the middle of the paragraph with a footnote referring to a word within that Hebrew phrase. Should the footnote be positioned at the ...
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Tab stops and text direction; Latin and Hebrew/Arabic

Is there a package available which offers the following functionality (or if not, does someone have an idea how to achieve this): I would like to use tab stops but also define the "side" of the tab ...
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XeLaTex - Arabic script letters mirrored [duplicate]

I'll try to inlcude arabic script in my document, but it shows the odd behavior that the arabic letters are not "connecting" to each other in the final pdf output, they are shown as single letters. ...
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bidi's undefined environments in (my) LuaLaTeX system

I typeset Arabic text with LuaLaTeX. I am using the following definitions and it works nicely: \newcommand{\arabtext}[1] % Arabic inside LTR {\bgroup\luatextextdir TRT\arabicfont #1\egroup} ...