[XeTeX] Converting from arabtex to arabxetex

Lomky lomkey at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 17:10:37 CEST 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:

> If really all text is ISO 8859-6, i.e., the 7-bit codes are Latin and AC-F2
> are Arabic, then just convert the file's contents from ISO 8859-6 to UTF-8!

This seems to work, but keeps hitting snags where I get the error 'illegal
input sequence'. It's triggering on a symbol it's already translated earlier
in the document, so I'm not really sure what's going on.

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de> wrote:
> Converting everything to utf8 is certainly the easiest. You can also
> try \XeTeXinputencoding "cp1256" at the start of the files which use
> your code page.

the \xetexinputencoding just produces a mess, sadly. I tried both cp1256 and
ISO 8859-6 with it.

Are there other ways to convert it to utf8? This is the best lead I've had
so far.

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