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Subject: Re: Arabic fonts and ligatures
From: Manuel Souto Pico <m.soutopico@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:46:09 +0200
 Re: Arabic fonts and ligatures
Dear all,

It seems I sent this message to the wrong list. My apologies.

Have a good day, Manuel

2010/4/29 Manuel Souto Pico <m.soutopico@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Dear all,
> After migranting to a new mac(hine) and copying all files and
> installing Tex Live again, I find that when I try to typeset (in
> TexShop) some documents that I had in Arabic, ligatures stop working.
> I use Mac OS X 10.6.3.
> The font I use is Scheherazade
> . I copied the file ScheherazadeRegAAT.ttf in /System/Library/Fonts
> (although it doesn't appear in the Font Book, I don't know why).
> My minimal example is:
> %!TEX TS-program = xelatex-xdvipdfmx
> %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \setmainlanguage{arabic}
> \setotherlanguage{galician}
> \newfontfamily\arabicfont[Scale=1.5,Script=Arabic]{Scheherazade}
> \title{GaSaGc Zam_c}
> \begin{document}
> \maketitle
> fZam_c GaSaGc
> \end{document}
> and the log says:
> (...)
> ! Font \@tempfontb=Scheherazade/ICU at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric
> (TFM) file or installed font not found.
> and something else but I can't copy and paste. In any case, the
> document is not compiled.
> If I replace Scheherazade with Scheherazade-AAT or with other fonts
> (Times New Roman, Geeza Pro, etc.), the document is compiled but the
> ligatures don't work.
> Has anyone had this issue? Any clue about how to solve it? I probably
> need to teak some setting that I did long ago in my former computer.
> Cheers, Manuel

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