When I put a number between parentheses it will vanished:

What is wrong?





    ‎sdfsd‎ ‎f‎ ‎sfsdf‎ ‎5 ‎sdfs‎ ‎df‎ ‎(55)‎‎ ‎dgsdf‎


55 will not be displayed.

Update: When I use \usepackage{xltxtra‎}‎‎ instead of ‎\usepackage{xepersian}‎‎‎ it is displayed.

Is there a bug in the xepersian package?

  • Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. For example, does this problem only happen in XeTeX, only with this particular font or language, etc.? Apr 19, 2012 at 14:12
  • @Mike Updated, .... Apr 19, 2012 at 14:40
  • When I copy the above code to a file there seems to be some Unicode (zero-width?)space displayed as <200e> in Vim. My XeLaTeX didn't like that at all. Maybe this is the source of your issues? Apr 19, 2012 at 14:46

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You are certainly using MikTeX. XeTex binary in MikTeX is buggy. Use TeXLive 2011 instead. See here, here and here. The last link is in Persian. I reported this bug of MiKTeX about a year ago to the author of MiKTeX but this bug has not been fixed yet.

Certainly not a xepersian bug because the following minimal working example gives the same result:

123 (123 abc 

123 (123abc

345  789)

So this certainly is a bug of MiKTeX.

  • No, Please read answers carefully before commenting.
    – Simurgh12
    Apr 19, 2012 at 14:59
  • I am using miktek 2.9. The code that is mentioned in first link work correctly in my system. Apr 19, 2012 at 15:08
  • If that works on your system, then your example should also work on your system.
    – Simurgh12
    Apr 19, 2012 at 15:11
  • Thanks. is it possible to patch/update XeTex binary in MikTeX to fix its bug? Or any other trick instead of migrating to Texlive? Apr 19, 2012 at 15:18
  • Well, the only way to patch XeTeX binary is that you need to compile XeTeX from source yourself. To update/replace XeTeX binary, you may use W32TeX: w32tex.org
    – Simurgh12
    Apr 19, 2012 at 15:23

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