[XeTeX] arabic

Kamal Abdali k.abdali at acm.org
Fri Oct 22 03:39:00 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 03:17, Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de> wrote:

> Am Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:20:47 -0400 schrieb Kamal Abdali:
> >...
> Makeindex reads the idx file for sorting the indices. Probably, it finds
> the
> > non-Western numerals undecipherable.
> Yes, makeindex needs to understand numbers to be able to build page
> ranges and sort the page numbers. As default it understands the
> standard digits, alphabetic and roman page numbers.
> If you would redefine \thepage to e.g. \renewcommand\thepage{Page
> \arabic{page}} you would run into problems in an english document
> too.
> I would suggest that you try xindy.

Thanks, Ulrike, for the xindy recommendation. A recent tendency in Urdu
publications (which concern me most) is to use Western numerals, so
Makeindex will work partially. But in general xindy will be unavoidable.

Kamal Abdali
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