# Problem with english number in xepersian package [duplicate]

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I'm writing a document using xepersian package to write Kurdish in Latex.Every thing work perfect but the only problem is when I want number in every place in my latex file to be like ( 123456789). but whatever I do it will change it to (١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩). By the way I have been used \DefaultMathsDigits command and its work only inside math but, I want to also work inside my kurdish text.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xepersian}
\settextfont[Script=Arabic,Scale=1.2,Mapping=arabicdigits]{Unikurd Nali}
\setlatintextfont[Scale]{Courier}
\setdigitfont{Arial}
\DefaultMathsDigits
\begin{document}

گه‌ر ئه‌مه‌ به‌كوردی بنووسم 123445 ئه‌وا ده‌یگۆرێت ب١٢٣٤٥.
\end{document}


Note:- It look like there is a command (\lr ) that is solve this problem, but I think this is not practical, since in Kurdish we are using English number but arabic-like alphabet. I wonder if there should be better solution to this?

## marked as duplicate by touhami, Svend Tveskæg, user13907, Przemysław Scherwentke, Gonzalo MedinaAug 26 '15 at 18:59

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• Welcome to TeX.SX!, take a look to this answer. – Salim Bou Aug 26 '15 at 18:00
• @salimbou thanks, But I think this is not practical, imagine I have to write an article and contains 100 number, so I have to use this command 100 time. but of course if there is no other solution I have to use it. So I was interested if there is any more efficient way to do this. but thanks again this is very useful. – Rebin Aug 26 '15 at 18:05
• So use polyglossia rather then xepersian to define format of number. – Salim Bou Aug 26 '15 at 18:17
• thanks, but not sure if polyglossia is work perfectly as xepersian with Kurdish alphabet. – Rebin Aug 26 '15 at 18:23
• It work perfectly with arabic, farsi, urdu,... we can define the format for numbering with numerals=maghrib which give 1, 2, 3,... or numerals=machriq which give ٣، ٢، ١ – Salim Bou Aug 26 '15 at 18:29

The above code can be written with polyglossia, i have not Unikurd Nali font so i use Amiri font available both in miktex and texlive.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{polyglossia}

\setdefaultlanguage[numerals=maghrib]{arabic}
\setotherlanguage{english}
\newfontfamily\arabicfont[Script=Arabic,Scale=1.3]{Amiri}
\begin{document}

\section{السلام عليكم}

گه‌ر ئه‌مه‌ به‌كوردی بنووسم 123445 ئه‌وا ده‌یگۆرێت ب١٢٣٤٥.

\end{document}