[XeTeX] Xetex and Arabic poetry

Gareth Hughes garzohugo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 18:40:44 CET 2009

Vafa Khalighi wrote:
>> When I try to compile the source document, I get the error:
>> ! Package xepersian Error: Oops! you have not specified any font for the
>> Latin texts of the document. Please specify a font for the Latin texts
>> of the document by using \setlatintextfont CS, and then try to run
>> xelatex on your document again.
> Just add \setlatintextfont{Junicode}

OK, that processes now, but I notice that only the bottom three lines
are drawn with kashida when I process it (PDF attached). Perhaps I'm
using an old version (latest CTAN/tlmgr), but I cannot see any files
available for download for either bidi or xepersian at berlios.

>> There doesn't seem to be a manual for xepersian, and I notice that the
>> bidi manual has disappeared from package. It would be very helpful to
>> have manuals for these.
> You are definitely right. I am working on the manual and I have almost
> finished bidi's manual. I will upload it to berlios in a week.

A manual would be great. Clearly, there are more features in bidi now,
and they're not covered by François's manual. I look forward to seeing
it. Will it go straight to CTAN?


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