# acmart abstract disappears by using package 'polyglossia'

When i include the package \usepackage{polyglossia} the abstract disappears.I want to write Urdu language in-between English lines. Urdu appears fine but the abstarct is gone. This is my code.

   \documentclass[format=acmsmall, review=false, screen=true]{acmart}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage[ruled]{algorithm2e}

\usepackage{xltxtra}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage{english}
\setotherlanguage{urdu}
\newfontfamily\urdufont[Script=Arabic,Language=Urdu,Scale=1.5]{Jameel Noori Nastaleeq} %for writing Urdu language

\renewcommand{\algorithmcfname}{ALGORITHM}

\begin{document}
\title{Some title}
\begin{abstract}
Abstract goes here..
\end{abstract}
\keywords{Some keywords}

\maketitle

\section{Introduction}
Some text here \texturdu{اردو الفاظ} Some more text.

\end{document}

• Can you explain how this question relates to your earlier question (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/413398/…)? What did you try, what kind of Urdu text do you need (single words or paragraphs), which (combinations of) language-related packages do you want to use? – Marijn Jun 11 '18 at 9:23
• That methods writes the word in opposite direction like if i give an example of English language it writes the sentence "this is a book" as "book a is this". It is ok in case of single words but incorrect for sentences. (and i am talking about Urdu language) – tayyaba Jun 11 '18 at 11:54

The problem is that bidi.sty seizes the initiative and changes \maketitle to mean a completely different thing.

You can save the meaning before bidi enters the scene and restore it after the package has done its job.

\documentclass[
format=acmsmall,
review=false,
screen=true,
]{acmart}

\let\acmmaketitle\maketitle

\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage{english}
\setotherlanguage{urdu}

Script=Arabic,
Language=Urdu,
%Scale=1.5,
]

\AtBeginDocument{\let\maketitle\acmmaketitle}

\begin{document}

\author{A. Uthor}
\title{Some title}

\begin{abstract}
Abstract goes here..
\end{abstract}
\keywords{Some keywords}

\maketitle

\section{Introduction}
Some text here \texturdu{اردو الفاظ} Some more text.

\end{document}


For producing the example I used Scheherazade because I don't have your font for Urdu. Just use the font you prefer.

• Yes this solved the problem. Thank you very much. – tayyaba Jun 11 '18 at 11:58