[XeTeX] Arabic-Persian sample with XeConTeXt

Otared Kavian otared at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jul 3 01:35:07 CEST 2005

At 10:02 -0500 2/07/05, Frederick Hoyt wrote:
>Hi Otared,
>I have been very interested in using XeTeX for Arabic script in 
>conTeXt. However, my attempts at doing this have all failed, mainly 
>because I don't understand how the XeTeX font declarations should 
>work inside the preamble of a conTeXt document.
>So, like Musa, I would be very interested in seeing a sample 
>document, if you would be willing to share.
>Fred Hoyt

Hi Fred, Hi Musa,

PLease find attached a sample file where Arabic and Persian are 
written with XeTeX and ConTeXt (XeConTeXt...).
I have tried a few ConteXt features which work fine with Arabic and 
Persian script, and I think almost everything can be adapted once one 
has in mind that "right" becomes "left" and vice versa...

One more thing: I wish I could use properly, that is in the elegant 
ConTeXt-ish way, such commands like \setupbodyfont[...] and other 
font related things. But at this point I am not good at handling 

Best regards: OK
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