# How can I disable the automatic transliteration of Arabic?

How can I disable the automatic transliteration of Arabic? I want to write my French report including some Arabic sentences. So I am using the arabtex package but when writing an Arabic sentence like this

\begin{arabtext}
السَلامُ عَليكم ورَحمةُ الله وبَركاته
\end{arabtext}


I got this:

السَلامُ عَليكم ورَحمةُ الله وبَركاته
ālsalāmu alykm wrah.mtu āllh wbarkāth


I don't want this transliteration. How can I disable it?

• Welcome to TeX.SE! Can you please add a short compilable code showing your issue? – Kurt Nov 30 '18 at 18:42
• @Kurt I know the policy on MWEs, but in this case the answer is right there in the Arabtex documentation, in a section about this single topic that is listed in the table of contents - so it's not even buried in a hard-to-find place! There's no need to see an example to answer the OP's question. – alephzero Nov 30 '18 at 20:20

The command you want is \transfalse. For example,

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{arabtex}
\begin{document}
\setarab
\novocalize
\transfalse
\begin{RLtext}
klAm fI m.h.d al-_hyr
\end{RLtext}
\end{document}


If you're not limited to (la)tex, why don't you use arabxetex package?

I think using it with xelatex have more options than arabtex, e.g. you can change the main font for Arabic typesetting (default is Amiri font).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{arabxetex}
\begin{document}

\begin{arab}[voc]
السَلامُ عَليكم ورَحمةُ الله وبَركاته
\end{arab}

\end{document}