# [scribus] arabic

Joop Kiefte ikojba at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 15:11:39 UTC 2012

I think this is the best way you can do it:
- Write the text as you would normally, leaving the arabic word out
temporarily
- Create a new text box with the arabic text, reverse it properly and make
the box as small as possible
- Cut out the text box with Ctrl-V and paste it in the bigger text box on
the right spot. It will behave as a letter, the direction is okay now but
the text is probably a bit too high.
- Select the arabic part in the text box (it will behave as if you select a
normal character) and use the T hight option in the properties. I got it
reasonable at around -25%.

Hope this helps!

I send a PDF with this mail to show how it gets.

Joop Kiefte

Em quarta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2012, Jean-Louis Cordonnier escreveu:

> Le 18/01/2012 15:04, Gregory Pittman a écrit :
> > On 01/18/2012 08:40 AM, Jean-Louis Cordonnier wrote:
> >> I want to write this in a text frame :
> >> *Mahdia* (arabe : ???????) est une ville côtière...
> >> How can I get the arabic word from right to left ?
> > As well as we can, this has been answered.
> > Greg
> >
> Searching with Google, I didn't find this answer :
> -- with R (or Я) in the property box, all the text is in reverse order
> -- I tried to put in a frame with xelatex ; I get an error "erreur de
> rendu"
> with
>
> \usepackage{arabtex}
>
> \usepackage{utf8}
>
> \begin{arabtex}
>
> \setcode{utf8}
>
> \setarab
>
> \RL{المهدية}
>
> \end{arabtex}
>
> -- of course, il can do it with latex and paste the eps file, but I dont
> like this way.
>
>
>
>
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