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Is there any rules file to process an index written in Arabic language? XeLateX generated this .idx-file.

\indexentry{ مجموعة الاعداد الطبيعية|hyperpage}{٣}
\indexentry{القيمة المطلقة|hyperpage}{٦}

Many thanks.

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  • I used this language file variant1-utf8-test.xdy provided by xindy-persian package. To process index file I used this command: texindy -M xindy-persian/variant1-utf8-test.xdy file_name.idx But I had warnings : page numbers and correponding entries were ignored. WARNING: location-reference "٣" did not match any location-class! (ignored) How to tell xindy about page numbers e.x "٣" which corresponds to page 3... In .tex file I use polyglossia and fonspec packages the arabic font is loaded with Mapping=arabicdigits option
    – Clifford
    May 30, 2016 at 16:10

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There is not any rules for Arabic. However, there is xindy-persian package for Persian. Arabic being a subset of Persian, you can use the Persian language instead.

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  • Thanks for the suggestion. I tried xindy-persian package to process the index with this command : texindy -M xindy-persian/variant1-utf8-test.xdy file_name.idx But I have warnings : page numbers and correponding entries were ignored. WARNING: location-reference "٣" did not match any location-class! (ignored) How to solve this ?
    – Clifford
    May 29, 2016 at 13:49
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    I am not sure what package you use. But it is best to use western digits. By this, I mean you should have \indexentry{ مجموعة الاعداد الطبيعية|hyperpage}{3} instead \indexentry{ مجموعة الاعداد الطبيعية|hyperpage}{٣} and then xindy also understands it. I think you use Buggy polyglossia and perhaps its arabicnumbers package. You need to disable this.
    – Aditya
    May 29, 2016 at 15:03
  • And just use Mapping=arabicdigits as the option of your Arabic font; it converts western digits to corresponding Arabic ones on the fly.
    – Aditya
    May 29, 2016 at 15:04
  • I used language files provided by the xindy-persian package and I alerady use the option ˋMapping=arabicdigits` for the Arabic font. How to make xindy undrestand arabic digits ?
    – Clifford
    May 30, 2016 at 6:30

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