[XeTeX] urgent help needed

Jens Bakker jbakker at uni-bonn.de
Tue Apr 1 20:41:44 CEST 2014

Dear Mohammad,

The text seems to be correct, only the footnotes on some pages are not separated from the main text correctly. I do not know how you defined the footnotes, by manyfoot? Probably it helps if you run the file on TeX Live which may include a more recent version of bidi, or such a version can be updated? Unfortunately, I am not aquaint with Mik Tex.

Best wishes and best regards,

Am 01.04.2014 um 09:25 schrieb Mohammad Gharaibeh:

> Dear all,
> hope this finds everyone well.
> Well, my problem will certainly look a bit stupid but there is a story behind it I probably should start with.
> In 2007/8 my colleague and me wanted to edit an Arabic manuscript and we decided to do it with XeTeX. Everything works fine so far. But when in 2009 the funding ended we were force to put the project aside. Now, five years later we decide to bring the project to an end and I started to work with XeTeX again. Since we already finished the editing process I just needed to add some corrections and everything seems fine. But then, I did something very stupid. I connected the old laptop at which we had installed Mik Tex and Tex Maker with the internet and the program tried to make an update.
> There I recognized five years won’t pass without new technological developments. Now my system tells me that I should switch to the current version of Mik Tex and Tex Maker too, has already been developed further. I would have continued to use the old version if it had functioned normally. But obviously it doesn’t work normally anymore.
> For this, I downloaded and installed the Mik Tex 2.9 and tried to open the old files with it. But this does not work properly either.
> I probably need to change just a few settings but after five years of not working with XeTeX at all I am simply overstrained with it.
> If anyone could help me I would be more than grateful for that!  
> Here are some basic information:
> We used: Mik Tex 2.7; Tex Maker; ArabXetex
> We needed two different footnote settings, one for the edition (in Arabic) and one for comments in English. If things would be easier with just one type of footnote that would be good too. We would put the comments at another place in the book.
> Please find attached also an example with a PDF of a earlier version.
> Hope, that there is a solution for my problem
> Best,
> Mohammad Gharaibeh
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