[XeTeX] arabxetex: switch off input transliteration completely?

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 14:17:30 CEST 2023

On 14/06/2023 12:13, Niemann, Hartmut via XeTeX wrote:
> Hello!
> 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)}?

I'm guessing, as I've never used the ArabXeTeX package, but I suspect 
the [utf] option might do what you want.


> Regards
> Hartmut

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