[NTG-context] arab (omega)

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Sun Jun 25 21:54:22 CEST 2006

Dear gang,

I have redone this. Now there are two filter sequences, one for main text  
and one for using the arabic-font digits in math mode.


has been updated, get the new uni2cuni.zip. I'll update m-gamma soon so  
this will be part of the distro if Hans accepts-)

Here is a test file that works here. Note (see the sqrt example) that  
omarb apparently does not have U+066B, the Arabic decimal point. And the  
Arabic comma maps to the lm comma in math mode (since omarb maps the  
arabic comma to U+002C in the omarb virtual
font-sigh). So there is further work needed to get this all just right,  
including recompiling the fonts etc...


% tex=aleph output=dvipdfmx


%% Individual Filters
% Input filters (from what you type)
\definefiltersynonym [UTF8]      [inutf8]

% Contextual filter
\definefiltersynonym [UniCUni]            [uni2cuni]

\definefiltersynonym [UniCUniMath]        [uni2cuni-math]

% Output filters (font mapping)
\definefiltersynonym [CUniArab]           [cuni2oar]

%% Filter Sequences


\to \everymathematics

% For global Arabic script

\pagedir TRT\bodydir TRT\textdir TRT\pardir TRT }%




5792-684 $5792-684$ ${\tf 5792-684}$

2.5 $\sqrt{\tf 2.5}$

2,5 $\sqrt{\tf 2،5}$ $\sqrt{\tf 2,5}$


On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 11:38:37 -0600, Idris Samawi Hamid  
<ishamid at colostate.edu> wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 02:08:37 -0600, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>
> wrote:
>> My guess is you could just remove the punctuation support from the
>> current OTP. If a user really needs to say "1.2 million", (s)he can
>> just write  $1.2$ instead, which is more or less standard TeX
>> practice anyway.
>> It is my understanding that the contents of $$ is unaffected by
>> OTPs (and if it is not, it should be made so. Math is a language
>> on its own).
> ok, it's done. The new ocp is here:
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/images/2/27/Uni2cuni.zip
> and the instructions are here:
> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Aleph_Guide#Installing
> Now, in normal text, +, -, and . are treated as separators, not plus  
> sign,
> minus, and decimal point. If you want math use $$ etc. but then you will
> get the math font not omarb (which is standard practice in the
> Arabic-script world).
> I have no idea if this affects Hans' solution (have not upgraded yet);
> this is all experimental so things may change.
> An aside: Classical Arabic is more sensical. Consider the number 3721. In
> classical Arabic one says, "one and twenty and and seven hundred and  
> three
> thousand", which makes much more sense for a r-l language. So one would
> write the numeral from r to l and it would look the same. How decimals
> would be handled in the classical case needs a bit of research
> Best
> Idris

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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