My intention is to write Arabic document using org-mode. Please consider the following MWE, given that my configuration in
init.el has below code to enable writing of Arabic script from right to left (rtl) instead of left to right (ltr) default behavior:
;; for right-to-left direction in org-mode (defun set-bidi-env () "interactive" (setq bidi-paragraph-direction 'nil)) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'set-bidi-env)
# -*- mode: org -*- #+OPTIONS: toc:1 #+LANGUAGE: ar #+CREATOR: Emacs 22.214.171.124 (Org mode 8.3.4) * تعريف بالارقام الهندية او الشرقية ١، ٢، ٣ * هذه النقطة الان باللغة العربية * ما هو الحل؟ * النهاية * Introducing Hindi or estern numbers 1, 2, 3 * This point now in Arabic * How to solve it? * The end.
The last four points in English are translation of the first four bullets in Arabic. So now if I export it to
HTML format by hitting C-c C-e h o I get this output:
Table of Contentswas not translated into Arabic as would be normally expected when language was set to
ar. How to make org-mode aware of these Arabic equivalents of any document structure, e.g. TOC, chapter, figure, table, etc.
This now is fixed. I updated the
(org-export-smart-quotes-alist): add "ar" to the list (org-export-dictionary): add Arabic equivalents to template keywords
so I would put only the relevant code to
table of contents which is enough for the current MWE:
("Table of Contents" ("ar" :default "قائمة المحتويات")
- List numbers were in Arabic format
1,2,3(yeah very counter-intuitive I know but bear with me please), while I wanted to appear in Hindi (see 1st list bullet in the output image). I want Hindi in Arabic language instead of 1, 2, 3 numbers. This applies to table of content also. How to achieve this customization?
These are the hindi equivalent for arabic digits:
("0" "\u0660") ("1" "\u0661") ("2" "\u0662") ("3" "\u0663") ("4" "\u0664") ("5" "\u0665") ("6" "\u0666") ("7" "\u0667") ("8" "\u0668") ("9" "\u0669")
I hope this would come in handy to get it exported in case of Arabic language.
- Finally, as you can see in the output, the direction of the first four list items were from left to right not like what is expected in Arabic language from right to left. How to change direction depending on the context of script used (Arabic/English)?
Your help would be much appreciated.