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.

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How can I do it? Is arabtex the way to go?




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  • Why do you not use LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX and write in unicode? – ClintEastwood Apr 5 '13 at 12:20
  • @ClintEastwood For my paper I need certain tools that are only available to pdflatex, so I fear none of those engines is an option for me. – nnunes Apr 5 '13 at 13:55
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    \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} \setarab \fullvocalize \Huge \begin{RLtext} lA 'il_aha 'illA al-ll_ahu mu.hammadaN -rrasuW lu al-ll_ahi \end{RLtext} \end{document} – kalakay Dec 27 '13 at 2:36
  • @kalakay Many thanks! Why not post your comment as an answer? I'd be happy to accept it. – nnunes Dec 27 '13 at 15:49
\setarab \fullvocalize \Huge
lA 'il_aha 'illA al-ll_ahu mu.hammadaN -rrasuW lu al-ll_ahi

Anyway, you can see the others here and here.

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