[XeTeX] problem with the package polyglossia arabic and perpage

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Nov 16 00:56:34 CET 2012

On Nov 15, 2012, at 5:24 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On Nov 15, 2012, at 5:05 PM, Jens Bakker <jbakker at uni-bonn.de> wrote:
>> Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
>> I would like to ask you for help, please: I have just updated TeX Live by TeX Live Utility, and suddenly all my files that I have written with polyglossia using the language Arabic and the package perpage do not compile, while they just compiled a few minutes ago correctly.
>> The attached minimal example seems to prove that it does not compile when the package perpage is used, because if \usepacke{perpage} is outcommented, the text compiles.
>> What can I do?
>> Thank you very much for your interest,
>> Jens Bakker
> Howdy,
> The console error message should tell you all you need to know:
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \setmainlanguage{arabic}
> \newfontfamily\arabicfont{Scheherazade}
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


Sorry, I forgot to uncomment the \usepackage{perpage} and that gave an error message. However, If I moved the perpage package after the font commands it seems to work fine.

%%!TEX TS-program = xelatexmk

\newfontfamily\arabicfont{Geeza Pro}


جاء زيد إلى عمرو

(I don't have Scheherazade so I am using Geeza Pro on my Mac.)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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