# [texworks] ArabTeX and TeXworks

Juan Acevedo juan.acevedo.juan at gmail.com
Thu May 20 02:16:01 CEST 2010

Dear TeXnicians,

I am using ArabTeX, with the utf8 package so that it can use Unicode Arabic input. If I run the file from TeXShop, things look alright, but if I compile from TeXworks, my Unicode Arabic comes out as black boxes.

Binary preferences seem to be the same for both editors, using TL2009 files system-wide. TW is v.0.2.3 (r.466), running under Mac OSX 10.6.3.

I wonder what is happening, and if there is a fix for this behaviour.

Here is a minimal file:
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\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{arabtex,utf8}
\begin{document}
\setcode{utf8}
\RL{salAm}

\RL{سلام عليكم}
\end{document}
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Many thanks,
Juan