[XeTeX] arabxetex: switch off input transliteration completely?

Niemann, Hartmut hartmut.niemann at siemens.com
Wed Jun 14 13:13:42 CEST 2023


I have a problem with automatically processed Arabic texts with "western" mixins like "(-GB-F01)" or "<+58.GT12>" (which are tags defining function resp. location of elements like switches in a car) and (as far as I can see) arabxetex's input transliteration feature.

My data source is a database that contains texts in about 20 languages, and among other targets the customer documentation is generated by feeding xelatex with a (language specific) main document that \inputs an automatically generated unicode .tex file.
And now Arabic had to be added. The texts are in Unicode, so no transliteration is needed for those. But if the transliteration function hits one of these tags "(-GB-F01)" it starts trying to typeset them Arabic.

I would like to process Arabic Unicode text with having all latin characters passed unchanged. Is this possible? Or need I (re)write every tag like e.g. \textLR{(-GB-F01)}?


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