[XeTeX] Scheherazade not rendering properly with XeTeX

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Wed Sep 9 09:12:29 CEST 2009

Hello  Adam

It should work (fingers crossed) if you put


before you type any Arabic, and you might also try putting \beginR before 
your Arabic and \endR \par after it.

I'm hoping to avoid Windows Vista altogether though I don't suppose things 
will get any easier with Windows 7...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Baker" <adamb924 at gmail.com>
To: <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 12:14 PM
Subject: [XeTeX] Scheherazade not rendering properly with XeTeX


I am having trouble with a simple XeTeX document. When I run XeTeX
with the input below, I get a fine-looking line of connected Arabic.
If I change the commented line to select Scheherezade instead of
Lateef, the output I get includes a bunch of unconnected Arabic
letters, spaced closely together, with many glyphs different from my
(nonsensical) input. This is on Windows Vista, with both Scheherezade
and Lateef copied directly from their zip files into C:\Windows\Fonts

Any help appreciated. Thanks,

% begin file
%\font\sch="Scheherazade:script=arab" at 20pt
\font\sch="Lateef:script=arab" at 20pt
% end file

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