[XeTeX] Polyglossia and Arabic (texlive 2009)

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Jul 20 14:06:22 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:54:42AM +0200, François Charette wrote:
> 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 :)

Well, I confess :) I didn't remember the spelling and picked the first
one my spell-checker suggested.
> > \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.

Thanks again :)


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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