CTAN has a new package: arabxetex

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Apr 17 22:51:21 CEST 2007

On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 François Charette submitted the new package


to CTAN.

Location on CTAN: macros/xetex/latex/arabxetex
Summary description: An ArabTeX-like interface for XeLaTeX
License type: lppl
Announcement text: 

ArabXeTeX provides a convenient ArabTeX-like user-interface for 
typesetting languages using the Arabic script in XeLaTeX, with flexible 
access to font features. Input in ArabTeX notation can be set in three 
different vocalization modes or in roman transliteration. Direct UTF-8 
input is also supported.  The parsing and converting of ArabTeX input to 
Unicode is done by means of TECkit mappings. Version 1.0 provides support 
for Arabic, Maghribi Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Urdu, Sindhi, Kashmiri, 
Ottoman Turkish, Kurdish, Jawi (Malay) and Uighur.  The documentation (not 
yet complete) covers topics such as typesetting the Holy Quran, 
typesetting bidirectional critical editions (with ednotes), and 
information on various recommended OpenType fonts for the Arabic script 
and for transliterating Oriental languages.


This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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