Arabic and Emacs (was Re: Installing Fonts for Emacs)
Frederick Hoyt <fmhoyt <at> mail.utexas.edu>
2005-02-01 16:20:06 GMT
On Feb 1, 2005, at 10:05 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Why do you need GNU Emacs for Arabic or Hebrew?
Partly because I'm just curious and like to tinker, but mostly because
I prefer using emacs for latex, and use xelatex for Arabic. Texshop
allows Arabic text entry (albeit from left-to-right), but for a variety
of reasons texshop isn't my first choice for editing. My assumption is
that if I could get Arabic working in emacs, I should be able to use it
for typesetting arabic in xelatex. Of course, I could in principle just
enter the unicode values for the arabic, but that's doesn't seem like a
However, I will also try to follow your instructions for defining
fontsets for Carbon Emacs, as opposed to emacs under X11.
I also am interested in being able to use the Arabic script in other
projects, such as writing regular expressions in Perl, or for grammar
development in NLP environments which only run under X11.
Otherwise, I do have several means for Arabic text editing in Aqua:
TextEdit, Mellel, Texshop, and good old Nisus Writer under Classic.
Thanks as always,