[XeTeX] Reducing ligatures in arabxetex

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 19:34:45 CET 2012

2012/2/15 maxwell <maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu>:
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:17:07 +0100, Zdenek Wagner
> <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 2012/2/15 Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>:
>>> I'd recommend choosing a font that was explicitly designed for Persian,
>>> which may have slightly different stylistic preferences than typical
>>> Arabic usage.
>>> JK
>> It is also important to note that Persian makes use a a few characters
>> that are not used in Arabic. Strictly Arabic font may not contain all
>> needed characters.
> The SIL Scheherazade font covers all the characters in the Unicode Arabic
> script block (not the presentation forms).  Afaik, that includes all
> Persian (Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi...) characters, in the Naskh style.  There
> are a few Arabic script chars used in African languages that it does not
> yet cover.  I think there's a Linux program that tells what languages a
> font can be set for, but I can never remember what it's called (fc-list
> doesn't seem to provide that info).
I have configured mi Firefox in Linux to use SIL Scheherazade for
Arabic and Urdu pages are rendered correctly.

>   Mike Maxwell
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Zdeněk Wagner

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