[XeTeX] arabxetex: switch off input transliteration completely?

Niemann, Hartmut hartmut.niemann at siemens.com
Wed Jun 14 17:01:21 CEST 2023

Thank you, Jonathan,

\input generatedfile.inc

does seem to do what I need. 


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at gmail.com> 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 14. Juni 2023 14:18
An: XeTeX (Unicode-based TeX) discussion. <xetex at tug.org>
Cc: Niemann, Hartmut (SMO RS LMC EN LM CCI FT) <hartmut.niemann at siemens.com>
Betreff: Re: [XeTeX] arabxetex: switch off input transliteration completely?

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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