[XeTeX] Arabic prose
mlist at gmx.de
Fri Jul 1 18:26:54 CEST 2005
Thank you, that's what I was looking for. You're great.
BTW, is it normal that it takes about 30 seconds in TexShop to produce a
PDF (your example)? I got an iMac 2GHz and I thought I have a pretty
Jonathan Kew schrieb:
> On 1 Jul 2005, at 4:45 pm, Musa Furber wrote:
>> On Jul 1, 2005, at 5:23 PM, Bernd wrote:
>>> Sorry, not prose, I meant poetry.
>>> I'm trying to make one of Abu Nuwas' poems look like a poem.
>> Did you one of Peter Wilson's various packages? memoir does itself
>> does verse.
>> The ArabTeX package includes code for doing poetry; perhaps you could
>> just adapt it for XeLaTeX.
>> My guess, though, is that you might have some difficulty getting
>> automatic inter-letter stretching so that all lines end up being the
>> same length. Mellel does this. I'm not sure what they use to do it;
>> perhaps the ARABIC TATWEEL or a shorter version of it. Hey, this
>> sounds like a fun macro for someone [else] to write. :-)
> This can be done automatically if you're using an AAT font that
> includes a justification table, as some of Apple's do.
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