# [scribus] arabic

Joop Kiefte ikojba at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 18:51:34 UTC 2012

Just a follow-up to get to know if this mail arrived (as it got on hold for
the mailinglist because of the attachment) and if it worked out for you...

Joop

Em quarta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2012, Joop Kiefte escreveu:

> 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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