ClintEastwood

Germany

I am writing my Ph.D. thesis with LaTeX. As my thesis requires typesetting Arabic text, I was very glad to learn that LuaLaTeX can easily handle that. The questions and knowledge with regard to LaTeX I am primarily interested in surround:

  • LuaLaTeX
  • ledmac/ledpar
  • Biblatex
  • csquotes

I am using the following applications:

  • TeXShop
  • BibDesk

I am working in LaTeX with the following languages:

  • English/German/Latin
  • Arabic
  • Greek
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comment How to balance between those who can and cannot read unsigned Arabic?
@Sammaye : If you look through several books for learning Arabic, you will see several approaches for the beginner. Some use unvocalised Arabic, others vocalised Arabic, others use transliteration and later switch to unvocalised Arabic, some use both at the same time. There is no consensus. Also: learners are individuals and so perhaps require individual treatment anyway. Since it is the up to the OP to ask the question, he will probably ask it the way he deems most helpful for himself. Let's see how the site develops and do our best to help, and encourage some sort of a qualitative standard.
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comment How to balance between those who can and cannot read unsigned Arabic?
I agree with @F.Julian's answer. Just wanted to say that adding signs (when by "signs" you mean "vocalisation" such as fatḥa, ḍamma, kasra, sukūn, and šadda) does not necessarily help the novice who wants to learn Arabic. A fully vocalised text in Arabic script is not always easier to read, as the many signs could easily demand too much of a beginner. I also think that we cannot determine everything before we got the site going. We'll have to see how things develop. I guess that many (especially beginners) will use transliteration, which really is easier to read for the beginner.
Oct
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accepted Computing a simple maths calculation and use the result as page numbers in the Table of Contents
Oct
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accepted bidi's undefined environments in (my) LuaLaTeX system
Oct
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comment biblatex: change name of author according to language?
Are there any news about biblatex 3.0/biber 2.0? Or is there a release date already on the horizon?
Oct
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accepted biblatex: change name of author according to language?
Oct
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comment Adobe Acrobat's markup and annotate trough LaTeX?
I accepted this primarily because it seems to be the simplest solution. Another more elaborate alternative, as jfbu pointed out in his comment, is the package pdfcomment.
Oct
16
accepted Adobe Acrobat's markup and annotate trough LaTeX?
Oct
16
revised Distiller-option in TeXShop: Ghostscript vs. Apple Distiller
edited title
Oct
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revised uneven line spacing
edited tags
Oct
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accepted uneven line spacing
Oct
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comment uneven line spacing
That works well. Thanks. A further question: \lineskiplimit=-\maxdimen is a global command, isn't it? So it does not have to be part of your \baselineset. I could, then, simply have it in the preamble and then call upon \baselineskip=30pt in the cases where I want to, right?
Oct
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comment uneven line spacing
by the way: you could simply use Arial as a font for Arabic.
Oct
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comment uneven line spacing
That is a very nice solution! There is one minor flaw: Since Arabic is left-to-right, the final lines need to be left-aligned. I usually achieve this with \hfill. But writing \baselineset #1\hfill\par does not work. Nor does it work to wrap {#1\hfill} in brackets. Any ideas, how to add this to your nice solution?
Oct
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revised uneven line spacing
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Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Anybody ever encountered "arithmetic: number too big" when importing an image?
Oct
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answered uneven line spacing
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on A Block Diagram in Tikz
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on {(x+y)}^2 or (x+y)^2?
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