[XeTeX] XeTeX, Persian, Page Numbers, Footnote Numbers and other same issues

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Nov 28 17:42:51 CET 2007

On 27 Nov 2007, at 9:10 am, Ali Majdzadeh wrote:

> Hello
> Is it possible to produce page numbers in Persian? The same  
> question exists about footnote numbers, endnote numbers and heading  
> numbers.

The simplest way to achieve this via XeTeX, I think, is to use the  
font-mapping feature. If you create a TECkit mapping that converts U 
+0030..0039 into U+06F0..06F9, and associate this with the Persian  
font you're using, then the standard ASCII numbers (as generated by  
LaTeX for page numbers, footnotes, headings, etc.) will all be  
rendered using the Persian numerals from the font.

(See http://scripts.sil.org/TECkit for the TECkit package that XeTeX  
uses for this on-the-fly remapping feature; this is also how the "tex- 
text" mapping to support things like ``---'' is implemented.)

Have you looked at the arabxetex package, BTW? I don't know if it  
supports this feature, but if not, perhaps François would be willing  
to add it.


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