[OS X TeX] Mixed Languages
will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Nov 1 23:01:22 EDT 2012
On Nov 1, 2012, at 7:56 PM, Ahmed Hussein wrote:
> I need to prepare a LaTex document that mixes English and Arabic.
> I use TeXshop 3.11, OSX 10.6.8 and TeXLive-2012. I am quite experienced in using LaTex, but never done any other language besides English.
> Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
You'll want to use xetex.
Jonathan Kew once noted that it was as simple as:
> To use an OpenType Arabic font, you need to activate the Arabic
> shaping engine. In raw xetex, you'd say something like
> \font\x = "Scheherazade:script=arab" at 14pt .......
> and in xelatex with fontspec, you'd use
> (or similar options with \newfontfamily, etc.)
However, there's a specific package for this, arabxetex:
it may be that there's something newer / better since.
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