5.0075 Font Info -- Arabic for TeX (1/122)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 21 May 91 14:45:34 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0075. Tuesday, 21 May 1991.

Date: Sat, 18 May 91 13:08:26 PDT
From: Nicholas Heer <heer@u.washington.edu>
Subject: Arabic fonts for TeX

I should like to pass on to subscribers to Humanist interested
in Near and Middle Eastern studies some postings which have appeared
recently on Egypt-net, and which relate to new Arabic fonts for TeX.

>From sobh@grip.cis.upenn.edu Wed Mar 27 14:16:29 1991
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 91 12:42:31 EST
From: sobh@grip.cis.upenn.edu (Tarek M. Sobh)
Subject: Arabic Latex Fonts ..

I read this in s.c.a. ... thought it might be useful ...



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!regier Wed Mar 27 12:24:11 EST 1991

An extension to LaTeX is available which will allow the user to
typeset simple Arabic documents. These can then be printed on a laser
printer, or viewed using whatever dvi previewer you are used to.

The package can be retrieved by anonymous ftp, as follows:

unix> ftp icsi-ftp.berkeley.edu
name: anonymous
Password: <your name>
ftp> binary
ftp> cd pub/ai/atex
ftp> get atex.tar.Z
ftp> quit

The tar file includes font files for Arabic. If you also want the
MetaFont source for this font, it is available in YarbFont.Z in the same

Hope it's useful,

-- Terry Regier
Terry Regier regier@cogsci.berkeley.edu
Computer Science, UC Berkeley

>From sobh@grip.cis.upenn.edu Fri Apr 5 11:20:50 1991
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 91 11:20:34 EST
From: sobh@grip.cis.upenn.edu (Tarek M. Sobh)
Subject: Changes to Arabic Latex ....

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CSI.Berkeley.EDU!regier Thu Apr 4 13:20:01 EST 1991

A few minor changes have been made to the "atex" package I
recently made available, for typesetting in Arabic. It was pointed
out to me that I didn't consistently distinguish between isolated hamza
and hamza-on-a-cup; this has been fixed, so that the hamza-on-a-cup
character is "'", as it was before, and the isolated hamza character
is "|". I've also changed things so that the letter `ain is produced
by the input character "o", which is a little easier to reach on most

To get the update: (note that icsi-ftp.berkeley.edu is also
called icsic.berkeley.edu; you may have to use that name)

unix> ftp icsi-ftp.berkeley.edu
name: anonymous
Password: <your name>
ftp> binary
ftp> cd pub/ai/atex
ftp> get new_connect.tar.Z
ftp> quit

new_connect.tar.Z is a compressed tar file containing the updated
versions of arabic_connect.c and arabic_keys.c. Let these replace your
original versions of these files, then "make arabic_connect", and that
should do it.

-- Terry Regier

>From sobh@grip.cis.upenn.edu Fri May 17 14:41:42 1991
Date: Fri, 17 May 91 14:41:22 EDT
From: sobh@grip.cis.upenn.edu (Tarek M. Sobh)
Subject: ArabTeX ...

Hi Folks,

I read this in s.c.a., thought it might interest you ....


From: ziegler@bs1.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de (Bernhard Ziegler)
Subject: ArabTeX announcement
Date: 17 May 91 14:41:41 GMT
Organization: Informatik, Uni Stuttgart, W. Germany

Prof. Klaus Lagally, who is at the Institut f"ur Informatik of the
Universit"at Stuttgart, announces his TeX addendum ArabTeX, which
is a PD macro package adapted to the specific needs of typesetting
Arabic. The distribution version will include the Metafont sources
for the Arabic letters (plus Parsi). The package is intended to be
compatible with LaTeX (a subject still under testing). It will be
made available in the fairly near future on the Institute's server
If anyone out there knows of a listserver / mailserver more easily
accessible to the Arab world (and hence better suited to ArabTeX's
distribution), he/she should e-mail to one of the following:

Klaus Lagally, Bernd Raichle,
Bernhard Ziegler

Institut f"ur Informatik lagally@azu.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Universit"at Stuttgart raichle@azu.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
D-7000 Stuttgart 80 ziegler@bs1.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de