How to install the Persian LaTeX? I searched a lot on the internet but there is not a good reference that explains how to install LaTeX. Thanks so much.

  • Can you please be more specific about what you're trying to install? Are you trying to install support for the Persian language in LaTeX, or are you asking for help installing a Persian-specific TeX distribution? (You might also be interested in meta.tex.stackexchange.com/a/5904/17423 for the future.) – Sean Allred Jul 26 '15 at 16:36
  • If all necessary components are already installed to run LaTeX then xeperain package will be of interest. – Leucippus Jul 26 '15 at 16:39

I recommend XePersian package for typesetting Persian/Farsi in your document. For a quick start, see ParsiLaTeX.com quick start

If you have a working installation of TeXLive (use 2015 for the latest version) with xepersian package installed, you can try this minimal example:



سلام \lr{World}!

You should use XeLaTeX to typeset your document, like this:

> xelatex farsi.tex

In the example section of the above site, you can find out more. You can see the documentation for xepersian and bidi packages by invoking:

> texdoc xepersian bidi

You can find almost all you need to typeset Persian/Farsi in these two manuals.

There are also other good packages like arabi that are usable with TeX engines other than XeTeX, but I think you will get the best result with XePersian.

If you do not have TeXlive, you can download ISO image here. Installation is rather straightforward.

If you are speak Farsi, you can ask your question in your language here:


A Persian Q&A site for TeX, LaTeX, and friends

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.