[XeTeX] Position of kasra when used together with tashdid in Arabic

Meho R. meho_r at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 8 15:14:06 CEST 2010


This issue is bothering me for some time now: when kasra and tashdid are used 
together, kasra gets positioned just below tashdid instead of below the actual 
letter. This is a well-known issue and some workarounds have been made (e.g., 
reversing the order of writing, first kasra, then tashdid). However, I still 
haven't find a proper way to solve this with XeLaTeX. I tried with some custom 
LaTeX commands (\raisebox and similar), but the problem is, if you enter a 
command in the middle of a word, the link between letters is broken (e.g. 
instead of سُيِّرَت one gets سُىِّ رَتْ). Does anyone know if there's a way to 
move kasra below the letter instead of below tashdid only?

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