[XeTeX] Problems beginning typesetting arabic text

Kamal Abdali k.abdali at acm.org
Sat Feb 25 21:52:08 CET 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 14:49, Tobias Schoel <liesdiedatei at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hello to all,

> Finally, a little question concerning Arabic typesetting in General:
> The above line in Arabic shall be a headline for instructions, so it
> should be heavily emphasised. In Latin script, I would typeset it larger
> and with a bold face. In Arabic, this seems to be wrong as the usual Arabic
> fonts don't include bold faces. So how is heavy and attention drawing
> emphasis done in Arabic script?
> The X Series 2 (http://wiki.irmug.com/index.php/X_Series_2) is a nice set
of fonts (with families named XB Zar, etc.) with bold, italic, and bold
italic variants. Some families also have the "oblique" face variant in
which the slanting direction is opposite to the one in italic.

Kamal Abdali

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