# [XeTeX] ArabXeTeX Kurdish input problem

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Sat Apr 28 16:30:49 CEST 2007

Dear Christoph,

Thanks for spotting those bugs. I had indeed omitted the 'j' in the map
file, and made a mistake with the 'w'.

I have fixed and recompiled the Kurdish mappings, which you can download
from this location:
http://ankabut.net/xetex/kurdishmappings.zip

They will be included in the next update on CTAN.

Yes, you can modify any *.map file and compile it using teckit_compile
(see the TECkit documentation for details). If you put the resulting
*.tec file in your working directory, it should be loaded instead of the
one installed on the system. in a future version I hope to include a
cleaner mechanism that allows users to specify custom font-mappings.

Thanks again for your report,

François

Christoph Unger a écrit :
> Christoph Unger wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I am trying to write some Kurdish text (Behdini dialect) using ArabXeTeX
>> 1.0, but I have a problem in that I don't seem to be able to get Unicode
>> character 0698. This is a very important character, but when I type 'j',
>> it just outputs the latin character 'j' (not even U+062C as the table in
>> the manual shows; typing 'c' typesets U+062C, as it should, so this is
>> OK). Everything else seems to work as it should.
>>
>
> I am sorry to say that this is not quite so: typing 'w' gets U+06CB (as
> in Uighur, according to the table) instead of U+0648. When 'w' occurs
> wordinternally, typing 'u' could be a work-around, but for word initial
> 'w' typing 'u' would add a hamza in front, which is not correct.
>
> Is there a way that the user could tweak the input mappings?
>
> Best,
> Christoph
>
>
>
>> Am I missing something?
>>
>> Below is the test document I wrote.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for all your help,
>> Christoph
>>
>>
>>
>> \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrartcl}
>>
>> % Using xelatex
>>
>> \usepackage{fontspec}
>> \usepackage{xunicode}
>> \usepackage{xltxtra}
>> \usepackage{arabxetex}
>>
>>
>>
>> \setromanfont{Scheherazade}
>> \newfontfamily\arabicfont[Script=Arabic]{Scheherazade}
>> \newfontfamily\kurdishfont[Script=Arabic]{Scheherazade}
>>
>> \begin{document}
>>
>>
>>
>> \begin{kurdish}
>>    roja te bi xEr, tu ,cawa yI, ba^sI?
>>
>>    roja te bi xEr, tu ,caua yI, ba^sI?
>>
>>      j jj
>>
>>    juuE avE
>>
>>    cuuE avE
>>
>>    axftna te ya raste
>> \end{kurdish}
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> \end{document}
>>
>> %%% Local Variables:
>> %%% mode: latex
>> %%% TeX-master: t
>> %%% End:
>>
>>
>
>



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