I'm trying to write a word in italic in Xelatex using overleaf. But \textit doesn't work for persian words unless I upload a font. When I do so I can only upload .ttf files and by uploading the italic font all the text is written in italic.

What should I do?

\settextfont[Scale=1.0]{XB Yas.ttf}
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You need to tell fontspec where to find the italic font:


\setmainfont{XB Yas.ttf}[
       BoldFont       = XB YasBd.ttf ,
       ItalicFont     = XB YasIt.ttf ,
       BoldItalicFont = XB YasBdIt.ttf]

Hello! \textit{سلام}

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