[XeTeX] arabxetex vs. xepersian

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Mon Oct 4 23:05:11 CEST 2010

Gareth Hughes wrote:

> Fr Michael Gilmary adapted Jonathan Kew's code for Syriac, and I'm
> including that in my forthcoming Syriac package.

I'm glad you're doing this, Gareth --- I've been a bit shy about posting 
this as a package ... I /really/ don't understand much (although the 
posting process isn't what concerns me).

I've been meaning to ask recently about the kashida.sty file I've posted 
here before: when making this into an environment, is it necessary to 
"turn off" the interchartokenstate? It doesn't seem to need it, but it 
doesn't prevent it from working if it is "turned off".

This is what I have at present (slightly modified from what I sent 
before, Gareth):

\XeTeXinterchartoks \D \D = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \L \D = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \D \L = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \L \L = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \D \R = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \D \A = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \L \R = {\stretch}
\XeTeXinterchartoks \L \A = {}

%}{\XeTeXinterchartokenstate=-1} % comment or uncomment to see if 
there's a difference

Any corrections welcome!

Also, any other languages besides Syriac, Persian, Arabic that could be 
added will have to be done by someone who knows those extra code points 
to add.

I've asked François about adding it to polyglossia as an environment 
option or whatever ... but no response yet.

United in adoration of Jesus, 

fr. michael gilmary, mma

Most Holy Trinity Monastery
67 Dugway Road
Petersham, MA 01366-9725


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