[XeTeX] Xetex and Arabic poetry

Vafa Khalighi vafa at users.berlios.de
Wed Dec 30 11:36:50 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 9:23 PM, @@ <abouanass at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The attached example is produced with this command:
> \font\myfont="KacstFarsi" at 18pt
> \myfont

This is Plain XeTeX macro, if you load fontspec, instead using that you
should have


And if you do not like using fontspec, then you need to have

\font\myfont="KacstFarsi:script=arab" at 18pt

> This one:
> \newfontinstance\arabicfont[Script=Arabic,Scale=1.2,WordSpace=2]{KacstFarsi}
> is perfect!
Yes, this is the way you should do it when using fontspec.

Best wishes,
Vafa Khalighi
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