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This package provides a convenient ArabTeX-like user-interface for typesetting
languages using the Arabic script in XeLaTeX, with flexible access to font
features. Input in ArabTeX notation can be set in three different
vocalization modes or in roman transliteration. Direct UTF-8 input is also
supported.  Since most of the ‘real work’ -- namely parsing and converting
ArabTeX input to Unicode -- is done at the level of TECkit mappings,
ArabXeTeX is really performant.

The TECkit fontmapping files (*.map and *.tec) should be copied to

François Charette
© 2007–2010


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 709 2010-03-04 11:19
arabxetex.dtx 97235 2010-03-04 11:09
arabxetex.pdf 317330 2010-03-04 11:09

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arabx­e­tex – An ArabTeX-like in­ter­face for XLaTeX

ArabXTeX pro­vides a con­ve­nient ArabTeX-like user-in­ter­face for type­set­ting lan­guages us­ing the Ara­bic script in XLaTeX, with flex­i­ble ac­cess to font fea­tures. In­put in ArabTeX no­ta­tion can be set in three dif­fer­ent vo­cal­iza­tion modes or in ro­man translit­er­a­tion. Direct UTF-8 in­put is also sup­ported. The pars­ing and con­vert­ing of ArabTeX in­put to Uni­code is done by means of TECkit map­pings. Ver­sion 1.0 pro­vides sup­port for Ara­bic, Maghribi Ara­bic, Farsi (Per­sian), Urdu, Sindhi, Kash­miri, Ot­toman Turk­ish, Kur­dish, Jawi (Malay) and Uighur. The doc­u­men­ta­tion (not yet com­plete) cov­ers top­ics such as type­set­ting the Holy Qu­ran, type­set­ting bidi­rec­tional crit­i­cal edi­tions (with ed­notes), and in­for­ma­tion on var­i­ous rec­om­mended OpenType fonts for the Ara­bic script and for translit­er­at­ing Ori­en­tal lan­guages.

Pack­age De­tailsarabx­e­tex
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2007-2010 Fran├žois Charette
Main­tainerVafa Karen-Pahlav (in­ac­tive)
Zal Mehran (in­ac­tive)
Vafa Kha­lighi
Fran├žois Charette (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeXlive as arabx­e­tex
MikTeX as arabx­e­tex
Topics sup­port for more than one (nat­u­ral) lan­guage
XTeX, ma­te­rial sup­port­ing it, and pack­ages re­quir­ing it
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