[XeTeX] Polyglossia and Arabic (texlive 2009)

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Mon Jul 20 11:54:42 CEST 2009

كتب خالد حسني:
> I was trying polyglossia in texlive 2009, Arabic support is great, but
> there are some issues.
> Arabic month names has several typos. Also, the titles in the sample
> file are out of context (auto-translated?), attached a patch that would
> fix both issues.

Thanks a lot. I will apply your patch today.

> Also, dates are always in English whether Hijri or Georgian, I think
You mean Gregorian :)

> \if at rl is unset (always false), may be an incompatibility introduced in
> the latest bidi package?
That's quite possible. I have asked Vafa to try to ensure
backwards-compatibility, but I still need to test this before releasing
a new version a polyglossia.

> Last, I think the default calender should be Georgian not Hijri, since
> it is the civil calender in all Arabic countries except Saudi Arabia,
> and it makes more sense to make it the default.
All right, I can change this.



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