[XeTeX] arabic

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Thu Oct 21 01:12:45 CEST 2010

Hi Ron and Houda
On 21/10/2010, at 7:44 AM, Ron Aaron wrote:

> Move the line:
>   \usepackage{bidi}
> just after:
>   \documentclass[a4paper]{book}%
> Best regards,
> Ron

With the latest packages this is no longer necessary.
The example file processes fine for me, as for Kamal.

To find out what needs updating, put  \listfiles
in the preamble (e.g., after \makeindex )
Then compare the list of package dates to those for what I'm using:

 *File List*
    book.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
    bk10.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
fontspec.sty    2010/09/29 v2.1b Advanced font selection for XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX
   expl3.sty    2010/09/16 v2022 L3 Experimental code bundle wrapper
 l3names.sty    2010/09/26 v2048 L3 Experimental Naming Scheme for TeX Primitives
    etex.sty    1998/03/26 v2.0 eTeX basic definition package (PEB)
l3basics.sty    2010/09/20 v2037 L3 Experimental basic definitions
 l3expan.sty    2010/09/20 v2037 L3 Experimental Argument Expansion module
    l3tl.sty    2010/09/21 v2040 L3 Experimental Token Lists
l3intexpr.sty    2010/09/22 v2045 L3 Integer Expressions
 l3quark.sty    2010/09/20 v2036 L3 Experimental Quark Commands
   l3seq.sty    2010/03/29 v1879 L3 Experimental sequences and stacks
  l3toks.sty    2010/09/20 v2037 L3 Experimental Token Registers
   l3int.sty    2010/09/19 v2029 L3 Experimental Integer module
   l3prg.sty    2010/09/22 v2043 L3 Experimental control structures
 l3clist.sty    2010/09/20 v2037 L3 Experimental comma separated lists
 l3token.sty    2010/09/19 v2029 L3 Experimental token investigation and manipulation
  l3prop.sty    2010/03/21 v1857 L3 Experimental Property Lists
   l3msg.sty    2010/03/23 v1866 L3 Experimental LaTeX Messages module
    l3io.sty    2010/05/22 v1923 L3 Experimental i/o module
  l3skip.sty    2010/09/23 v2047 L3 Experimental skip registers
   l3box.sty    2010/09/26 v2048 L3 Experimental Box module
l3keyval.sty    2010/04/11 v1890 L3 Experimental keyval processing
  l3keys.sty    2010/05/24 v1931 L3 Experimental key-value support
l3precom.sty    2010/02/09 v1793 L3 Experimental precompilation module
  l3xref.sty    2010/02/09 v1786 L3 Experimental cross referencing
  l3file.sty    2010/03/21 v1853 L3 Experimental file loading
    l3fp.sty    2010/09/19 v2029 L3 Experimental floating-point operations
l3luatex.sty    2010/07/18 v1985 L3 Experimental LuaTeX functions
    calc.sty    2007/08/22 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
  xparse.sty    2010/05/23 v1927 Generic document command parser
 xkeyval.sty    2008/08/13 v2.6a package option processing (HA)
 xkeyval.tex    2008/08/13 v2.6a key=value parser (HA)
fontspec-patches.sty    2010/09/29 v2.1b Advanced font selection for XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX
fixltx2e.sty    2006/09/13 v1.1m fixes to LaTeX
  eu1enc.def    2010/01/28 v0.1f Experimental Unicode font encodings
  eu1lmr.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
xunicode.sty    2010/05/18 v0.95 provides access to latin accents and many other characters in Unicode lower plane
 xltxtra.sty    2009/12/26 v0.5b Improvements for the "XeLaTeX" format
 ifxetex.sty    2009/01/23 v0.5 Provides ifxetex conditional
metalogo.sty    2009/09/04 v0.11 Extended TeX logo macros
graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty    2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
    trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2010/04/23 v1.9 graphics configuration of TeX Live
   xetex.def    2009/11/22 v0.94 LaTeX color/graphics driver for XeTeX (RRM/JK)

     url.sty    2006/04/12  ver 3.3  Verb mode for urls, etc.
 amsmath.sty    2000/07/18 v2.13 AMS math features
 amstext.sty    2000/06/29 v2.01
  amsgen.sty    1999/11/30 v2.0
  amsbsy.sty    1999/11/29 v1.2d
  amsopn.sty    1999/12/14 v2.01 operator names
 makeidx.sty    2000/03/29 v1.0m Standard LaTeX package
    bidi.sty    2010/03/01 v1.0.4 <revision 202> Bidirectional typesetting in XeLaTeX
footnote-bidi.def    2010/03/01 v0.4 footnote macros for bidi package
loadingorder-bidi.def    2010/03/01 v0.1 making sure that bidi is the last package loaded
amsmath-bidi.def    2010/03/01 v0.2 adaptations for amsmath package
xltxtra-bidi.def    2010/03/01 v0.1 adaptations for xltxtra package
graphicx-bidi.def    2010/03/01 v0.3 adaptations for graphicx package
book-bidi.def    2010/03/01 v0.2 adaptations for standard book class

Hope this helps,


Ross Moore                                       ross.moore at mq.edu.au 
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