I would like to write a book in mathematics but with questions in Arabic and Latin mathmetical symbols (for example, between two Arabic words there might be a Latin mathematical symbol).

Note: For example pleas check this pdf to see what I want. Here's an image of the first page:

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Thank you for any help !!

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    I up-loaded an image of the first page of the linked PDF so everyone can quickly see what you want to achieve. I hope it's OK. Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 0:23
  • what is your question exactly. It seems that you need to learn xelatex.
    – touhami
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 7:23

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MWE using pdflatex (i.e., xelatex not required) with selectlanguage from the babel package:


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Result: mixed arabic and latin Note that you need a text editor that supports right-to-left script (the StackExchange website seems left-to-right oriented...) and utf8 encoding. If you use Ubuntu (etc.) you can install the texlive-lang-arabic package with apt. See also http://www.ctan.org/pkg/arabi.

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