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Questions tagged [arabic]

Questions about using TeX for typesetting documents in Arabic script.

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Typesetting a document using Arabic script

I'm using TeXlive (2009-7) on Ubuntu 10.04. I've installed texlive-lang-arabic and I can't find out how should I compose the preamble to be able to use it. The babel's documentation I've found in the ...
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Typesetting arabic with LuaLaTeX

For typesetting arabic with LaTeX there are arabtex and arabi; for typesetting arabic with XeLaTeX there are arabxetex and polyglossia; but how to typeset arabic with LuaLaTeX, since neither of ...
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The best way to write arabic in beamer

I'm used to create Arabic Beamer presentations with the arabtex package, but with arabtex there are many environments (like enumerate) can not be used, for this I would like to write arabic using ...
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Problem with inserting the symbols \times and \omega when using arabi package

Is it impossible to insert the mathematical symbol \times when using the arabi package? After compiling A\times B it becomes AB and the sign \times disappears See the example below. \...
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What happened to \luatextextdir?

As of today, the command \luatextextdir does no longer seem to work. I employ the command in order to be able to typeset Arabic. To that end I created the following commands: \newcommand{\arabtext}[1]...
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Minipages in macros for ConTeXt

In LaTex I build the following macro "kum" for translating arabic to german. The result are two minipages, left one with german, right one with arabic (the other two minipages were for design-issues). ...
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Inserting some Arabic script in an English article

Until now I was using XePersian package to typeset Persian articles, now I want insert some Persian word in an English document, what is minimum code to do that without using XePersian package? \...
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Arabic in latex [duplicate]

how to write Arabic words between English script in latex? I tried this code but it writes Arabic text in new line \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %In the preamble section include the arabtex ...
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Typesetting Right-to-Left math

UPDATE: I've managed to produce something that is aesthetically correct, however with a lot of "hardcoding" and trial and error to manually measure my spaces. Not to mention that I have to write my ...
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Arabic text with Polyglossia

I use Arabxetex and Polyglossia from Texlive 2013 on an OpenSuse 13.1 system to write Arabic. The Arabic text needs to be fully vocalized. There are no Problems writing unvocalized Text, but adding a ...
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Coloring Arab suffix without losing connection

How can I change the color of Arab word endings without losing the connections? It's just ugly and loses readability. I'm using Tex Live 2012: arabxetex with xelatex but any package and/or engine is ...
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Arabic bibliography with biblatex

I haven't found any mention of the possibility of inserting a bibliography entry with biblatex in Arabic script (Arabic in this case). Is there any way I can do it?
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How to set up the font Scheherazade for use with XeLaTeX?

When compiling the document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \newfontfamily\arabicfont[Script=Arabic]{Scheherazade} \setmainlanguage{arabic} \begin{document} ل \end{document} ...
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How to do a proper Bibliography in Arabic language with XeLaTeX and Biblatex-Biber backend?

I want to add bibliography to a document mainly written with Arabic language but intervened with some English text. Therefore, I opted for arabxetex approach rather than polyglossia, becasue IMHO ...
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RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer

I have read this link (The best way to write arabic in beamer) and i have used the code proposed by "selumi" there successfully. But i have now a new problem with. How I can write an RTL table of ...
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Double-spacing in text but not footnotes in memoir class while using arabxetex

The memoir class's \DoubleSpacing command without an asterisk (*) is supposed to double-space the text but not the footnotes or float text. However, when the arabxetex package has been loaded, this ...
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Arabic with colored vowels and colored suffix … possible?

is it possible to do this with XelaTex? (Im using texmaker): I already tried some of the suggestions posted here, for instance by using Arabtex. But I wanted to this with arabic type text and not ...
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A tool for creating a dictionary with right-to-left script

I'm trying to typeset a dictionnary, using Arabic script. I would like to create a list of words in three columns, with Arabic word in right column aligned to the right, its Polish translation aligned ...
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How to keep both Mapping=arabicdigits and Ligatures=TeX in this MWE?

Please consider the MWE below: MWE - scenario 1 \documentclass[demo]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[locale=mashriq,numerals=mashriq,abjadjimnotail=true]{arabic} % \...
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letters and spacing in Arabic — bug in OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX

I perceive the following unwanted outcome: Two issues: In the first line, the last word on the right has a small gap between the second and the third letter from the right that is not supposed to be ...
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polyglossia does not work with hyperref if main language is RTL

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, If polyglossia is used with hyperref and the main language is set to Arabic, a rtl language, the file does not compile, as can be seen in the below example. If the main ...
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Arabic support in Babel switches the TOC page numbering style

My thesis format requires that pages appear before the first chapter to be numbered with Roman numerals and the main content of the thesis to be numbered with Arabic numbers. It seems that the arabic ...
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Switch twocolumn between right-to-left and left-to-right with the package multiind in polyglossia

Writing a book in arabic, I want to obtain a dictionnary of used words in my document between arabic and english, and want that the entries of the dictionnary will be in two different orders, in ...
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How write a one-sentence arabic text in a latin document?

Is it possible to write one line with arabic letter in a latin-alphabet document? something like ... How are you... سۆمتینگ سۆمتینگ... now the latin is continued here ... How about mixing with ...
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Getting right-to-left output in Arabic and Persian/Farsi with pdfLaTeX

I have an English document in which I need to inject a few example words from many different languages, including Arabic and Persian. I've sorta gotten it to work with the babel package and the \...
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right to left arabic characters in tables

How to get right to left arabic characters inside a tabular environment with the arabi package without to have to insert the \AR command in each cell ? \documentclass[A4,12pt]{article} \usepackage[...
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command \pagenumbering can't change numbers style i

I want to use Roman numbers and Arabic numbers in my thesis. the total language of the document is Arabic and I use command \pagenumbering to change page number's style. I tried most of the ...
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Strange behavior of Beamer overlay specification in RTL language

The famous [<+->] overlay specification is not working as expected in this very simple MWE right-to-left beamer presentation. MWE \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} \usepackage{polyglossia} \...
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Writing book in Arabic — Only the Equations in English/Latin

Question I want to write a book in Arabic (I have an Arabic keyboard, so I don't need a converter). By Arabic book I mean literally Arabic: title, table of contents etc all in Arabic. The ...
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Exact dimensions in tcolorbox

Based on several discussions here and my own purpose, I make my theorems and such, based on a special uses of the tcolorbox package. So I take only parts of the rules for my boxes, about quart of the \...
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Exact dimensions in tcolorbox-2

Based on this problem posted: Exact dimensions in tcolorbox, I have another question too: If you see the .tex file used in the original post, what I give here, and it's compilation, posted attached, ...
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Insert an Arabic script within an English

Actually this question asked many times before such as 1, 2, 3 and the article written in ShareLaTeX guides. However, I'm using the online editor and when I tried the solutions mentioned I still get ...
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Exact dimensions in tcolorbox-4

I have a problem, related with this question: Exact dimensions in tcolorbox. I produce several kinds of environment, 'definition', 'proposition' etc, and I want to uniformize my work for several ...
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Uneven Line Spacing for Arabic Text using xelatex + memoir + plyglossia

This is my first LaTeX Project. I am using XelaTeX to compile the tex file. I am having an issue with Even Line Spacing in my arabic document. The baseline grid is fine on the first page but the text ...
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Hiring someone to help me with LaTeX for my PhD thesis

I do not know whether this is an appropriate question, but I was carrying it around for quite some weeks and now it just has to come out. I am working on my PhD thesis. My thesis will include a long ...
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Change chapter numbers to words in Arabic

Instead of "Chapter 1" I want "Chapter one", but in Arabic. one => الأول and so on. In english, a solution exist: \usepackage{fmtcount,etoolbox} \makeatletter \patchcmd{\@makechapterhead}{\...
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Overview of Arabic fonts available for LaTeX/XeTeX?

is there an overview available for Arabic fonts in LaTeX / XeTeX? Ideally with output examples, so that it becomes clear how they compare. So far, I'm aware of Geeza Pro, Amiri (and its variants), ...
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Missing Arabic Ligature due to diacritical marks in ConTeXt MarkIV

I am having an issue with Arabic Font Ligatures showing discrepancy between ConTeXt and XeLateX, when using the same font namely Scheherazade. The issue is not present when using XeLateX but only ...
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Arabic text in \begin{arab} displays properly but titles, sections, and everything else doesn't

Titles and Sections are not displayed properly in Arabic. They are shown as separated characters while other parts of the document is displayed perfectly. If I remove \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{...
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Different page labels/numbering in PDF viewer

I am using the report class and would like to have front matter with a different numbering than the main matter. So I use Roman numbering at first and then Arabic numbering later on, but what I would ...
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Replace certain Unicode character with another in XeTeX

I use XeLaTeX and XePersian to write Persian documents. Unfortunately, some frequently used fonts in Persian does support important characters like ی so I should replace them with Arabic counterparts ...
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An alternative to utf8 and arabtex under memoir documentclass

I'd like to use utf8 and arabtex packages under the memoir documentclass, but it seems unlikely to happen (previous discussion). What would be a good alternative, no transliteration and something that ...
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Ottoman Turkish (Arabic letters)

Is it possible to write Ottoman Turkish with TeX, LaTeX, or ArabTeX?
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how to insert arabic glyphs in pdflatex

I'm trying to create an English document using pdflatex and want to insert a few cyrillic and arabic glyphs. something like the letter Я is cyrillic, whereas ش is arabic I tried to follow advice ...
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Bi-directional editor for LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new here. I am looking for a bi-directional editor that works with LaTeX system and supports Unicode. I need it in order to write Hebrew, Arabic, etc.
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Setting a fallback font for non-Arabic charset not supported by a certain Arabic font

the desired Arabic font is Droid Arabic Naskh source here. Problem is that when I compile the document using xetex I get funny boxes instead of non-Arabic charset as in the MWE below: MWE \...
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How to typeset an Arabic paper with the equations in the usual Latin in Latex?

I want to typeset a paper so that the text is in Arabic and the equations are in Latin (I mean, the equations as usual, you know what I mean). How can I do that?
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Adding Arabic text to an English document

I'm trying to include Arabic text in an English document (I'm a new latex user), but I can't seem to get any Arabic text to render at all, using xelatex or any kind of tex. I'm using texshop 3.51 on a ...
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Verbatim and polyglossia

I use polyglossia in arabic tex files and I want to use the verbatim environment to write the Latex commands for a user's manual. All works well, with adding the command '\let\arabicfonttt\ttfamily' ...
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How to solve subcaption package compatibility issue when using babel package with arabic option?

I am trying to include some Arabic text but I am getting the following error: ! Package caption Error: The `subcaption' package does not work correctly (caption) in compatibility mode. ...