[XeTeX] Overline in xetex using polyglossia

Yusuf Mitha tongaatdiscountworld at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 18:24:44 CEST 2010

On 14 July 2010 17:57, Vafa Khalighi <vafakh84 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have just started using polyglosia last week. I dont know if it an
>> issue or there is a work around. In Englis text if I use {$\overline
>> {test}$}, the word gets overlines. However If I do it to Arabic texts.
>> It just dissapears.
> I have got no problem with this (see atached files). Can you tell me what
> version of bidi package you use?
>> Is there a way to implement the \eamph command for overlining arabic
>> texts just like arabxetex?
> There are many ways to do this as people already suggested. Note that bidi
> also provides two primitive-like commands \hboxL and \hboxR. The contents of
> \hboxR is typeset RTL and the content of \hboxL is typeset LTR and their
> syntax is exactly the same as \hbox.
> --
> Best wishes,
> Vafa Khalighi
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Sorry Maybe I was not very clear,

The text that I wanted overlined was arabic
for example:

{$\overline {امتحان}$}

Khaled's solution has worked for me though

Thanks a lot

Yusuf Mitha

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