# [XeTeX] Colored Arabic in Tables

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Wed Mar 11 17:55:30 CET 2009

Am Wed, 11 Mar 2009 08:02:11 +0100 schrieb Tilman Hannemann:

>> I don't pretend to understand what these characters mean
>> nor how they should look;
>
> If you remove the tabularx environment from the example I sent, the
> second and the third letter won't have any accents. That's it how it
> should look like.
>

I don't know arabic but if I got it right "novoc" should led to a
char without a small accent while "fullvoc" gives a sort of small
circle.

I can reproduce the problem. I think that you can avoid it by using
the font/feature combination before the tabularx. You could do it
e.g. in a box or in a \phantom:

\begin{document}
%\newsavebox\tempbox
%\savebox\tempbox{\mbox{\textarab[novoc]{\colorred{h}}}}
%
\phantom{\textarab[novoc]{\colorred{h}}}

\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{X}
\textarab[novoc]{\colorred{ha}}\\
\end{tabularx}

\textarab[fullvoc]{h}\\

\textarab[fullvoc]{\colorred{h}}

\textarab[novoc]{\colorred{h}}

\textarab[fullvoc]{\colorred{h}}

\end{document}

--
Ulrike Fischer