[texworks] Typing Arabic numbers in TexWorks

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Fri Sep 16 14:45:12 CEST 2011


> I apologize if this question has been asked before. I have TexWorks
> installed (via launchpad PPA) on my Linux Mint 11 system. I use the
> Arabxetex package alongside fontspec and xelatex to happily typeset Arabic
> documents. However, I realized that I am not able to type the numbers in
> Arabic in TW interface. I mean of course the actual digits used in the
> Arabic script, not the Arabic numerals of the Latin alphabet.
> I am able to type numbers in Arabic in Libreoffice, though, using the same
> fonts like KacstBook, Amiri, etc.

What happens if you copy-paste the numbers into TW? Do they not appear? Then it might just be a question of fonts; you need to use a font that has the glyphs for arabic numbers in TW. 

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