[NTG-context] Arabic with LuaTeX vs. XeTeX

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 9 14:00:10 CEST 2008


2008/6/9 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 11:13:06AM +0200, Otared Kavian wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I just read the thread started by Burak Emir about "Typesetting Arabic
>> today", and tried to typeset the sample sent by Idris Samawi Hamid.
>> One of the Arabic or Persian fonts that I have and LuaTeX can find is
>> Nadeem (working on Mac OS X 10.5.3), but what I get after typesetting is
>> the following attached PDF: all the characters are typeset with their
>> isolated form. However typestting the same text with XeConTeXt or XeTeX
>> gives a nice result.
>
> May be the font is built with AAT tables and not OpenType, XeTeX
> supports AAT on mac but I don't think LuaTeX does.

This seem to be the answer, take a look at
http://neowiki.neooffice.org/index.php/Problems_with_Fonts#Problems_when_using_Arabic_and_Indic_script_languages

Wolfgang


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