[texworks] Typing Arabic numbers in TexWorks

Mustafa Kaya kaya200 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 15:14:10 CEST 2011

Hello again,

I tried to copy and paste Arabic numbers (or should I say Hindi?) from
Libreoffice to TW with no avail. They just turn to regular Arabic numerals.
This is the same for Gedit (text editor) as well: Arabic (Hindi) digits turn
back to Arabic numerals when I copy-paste.

However, after a little search on the internet I found this website:
http://www.muftah-alhuruf.com/ If I copy-paste the Arabic(Hindi) numbers I
type on this website to TW, then they appear as Arabic (Hindi) numbers. But,
as I said, if I copy-paste them from Libreoffice, they do not. By the way, I
am opening this website under Chrome and Firefox.

I also do not think it is with the fonts. Fonts like KacstBook and Amiri
seem to include Arabic (hindi) digits. What is more, they probably do not
have common Arabic numerals.



> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:45:12 +0200
> From: "Arno Trautmann" <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de>
> To: "Discuss the TeXworks front end." <texworks at tug.org>,
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> Subject: Re: [texworks] Typing Arabic numbers in TexWorks
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> Hi,
> > 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.
> cheers
> Arno
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