# How can I change the overall direction of an table from RTL to LTR?

I'm creating my document in XeLaTeX. I type in persian with XePersian package. (a right to left language). By default it creates tables in right-to-left (RTL) direction. How can I change this, for my totally English tables to left-to-right (LTR)?

• By default in what language does it do this? – musarithmia Dec 12 '14 at 20:07
• I add some new information in my question. – Seyed Amir Mousavian Dec 12 '14 at 20:22

It looks like surrounding the English text in the xepersian package's latin environment is the solution.

Disclaimer: I don't know this language, but I copied the text below from the first page of the xepersian documentation. I used the Nazli font because it is freely available through my Debian distribution.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xepersian}
\settextfont{Nazli}

\begin{document}
‫این فقط یک مایش است‬

\begin{latin}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
One   & Two\\
Three & Four\\
\end{tabular}
\end{latin}

\end{document}


• For Debian users, Nazli comes in the package fonts-farsiweb. – musarithmia Dec 12 '14 at 21:15