# How to get section numbers and page numbers with Bengali numerals in latex or xetex?

How i can give section numbers and page numbers with Bengali numerals in latex?

• Maybe this works you ... tex.stackexchange.com/questions/70414/… May 25 '15 at 18:08
• This should be a straight-forward \renewcommand of \thesection and \thepage. May 25 '15 at 18:11
• i'm a beginner. if anybody give an example, it would be great. May 25 '15 at 18:21
• @Masud Please, add a minimal example to play with. May 25 '15 at 23:25
• i'm trying with similar code(last one)....... tex.stackexchange.com/questions/70414/… May 25 '15 at 23:58

You can use Enrico’s answer in the other question, provided you define a macro that outputs the Bengali numerals, as in the code below:

\documentclass{article}

\makeatletter
\def\bengalidigits#1{\expandafter\@bengali@digits #1@}
\def\@bengali@digits#1{%
\ifx @#1
\else
\ifx0#1০\else\ifx1#1১\else\ifx2#1২\else\ifx3#1৩\else\ifx4#1৪\else\ifx5#1৫\else\ifx6#1৬\else\ifx7#1৭\else\ifx8#1৮\else\ifx9#1৯\fi\fi\fi\fi\fi\fi\fi\fi\fi\fi
\expandafter\@bengali@digits
\fi
}
\makeatother

\def\bengalinumber#1{\bengalidigits{\number#1}}
\def\bengalinumeral#1{\bengalinumber{\csname c@#1\endcsname}}

\renewcommand\thesection{\bengalinumeral{section}}
\renewcommand\thepage{\bengalinumeral{page}}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Lohit Bengali}

\begin{document}

\section{বৈশাখ}

\section{জ্যৈষ্ঠ}

\section{আষাঢ়}

\section{শ্রাবণ}

\section{ভাদ্র}

\section{আশ্বিন}

\end{document}


With this code I get the following result:

Note in particular the Bengali digit 1 as the page number.

I’ll make the Bengali digit code in a package as part of Polyglossia.

• Thank u so much.But is there any easier way to solve? if u make the Bengali digit code in a package as part of Polyglossia. how can i know u did? thanks again in advance :) May 26 '15 at 8:53
• I’ll let you know when it’s done :-) May 26 '15 at 10:03
• Have you finished doing Bengali digit code in Polyglossia? :-) (I can hardly wait to see!)
– hola
May 30 '17 at 2:55
• @ArthurReutenauer Any plans of adding this? People are still asking questions about this feature… See also this question. Jun 28 '17 at 22:16

There is a gloss-bengali.ldf file, such that, when you use the polyglossia command: \setdefaultlanguage[numerals=Bengali,changecounternumbering=true]{bengali}, the numbering for page and for section down to subparagraph are changed to Bengali digits. Bengali names for the parts of a document are also in the file.

Some random text:

MWE

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[Script=Bengali,Scale=1.5]{Noto Serif Bengali}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage[numerals=Bengali,
changecounternumbering=true]{bengali}
\begin{document}
\today
\tableofcontents
\section{কখগঘ কাকিকী কেকৈককোকৌ}
\subsection{ক}
০১২৩৪৫৬৭৮৯ \bengalidigits{123 456 789}
\newpage
\section{কখগঘ কাকিকী কেকৈককোকৌ}
কখগঘ
\subsection{ক}
কখগঘ
\subsubsection{ক}
কখগঘ
\subsubsection{ক}
কখগঘ
\subsubsection{ক}
কখগঘ
\end{document}


From the .ldf code, it should be straightforward to add the chapter, figure, table and footnote counters. Which leaves csquotes package quotation marks , perhaps equation numbering, and maybe the biblatex bibliography (and numeric citation style). And a note in the .ldf says the calendar still has to be done.

Certainly, section numbers and page numbers are available.