Arabic

Arabic support

Math notation in Arabic language changes from country to country.

Your MathType technical administrator can determine a personalized behavior for your installation. You can configure the default Arabic numbers that will be used and whether to mirror math formulas or not.

The configuration for Arabic, language code ar, is to use mirrored formulas and Arabic numbers (1234..)

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Please check the table below for details about how MathType handles Arabic math notation for your country.

Country

Example

Code

RTL Formula mirror

Arabic European

Arabic Indic

Algeria

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ar_dz

Bahrain

rtl1.png

ar_bh

Comoros

rtl1.png

ar_km

Dijbouti

rtl1.png

ar_dj

Egypt

rtl2.png

ar_eg

Eritrea

rtl1.png

ar

Iraq

rtl1.png

ar_iq

Jordan

rtl1.png

ar_jo

Kuwait

rtl1.png

ar_kw

Lebanon

rtl1.png

ar_lb

Lybia

rtl1.png

ar_ly

Mauritania

rtl1.png

ar_mr

Morocco

rtl3.png

ar_ma

Omar

rtl1.png

ar_om

Qatar

rtl1.png

ar_qa

Saudi Arabia

rtl2.png

ar_sa

Somalia

rtl1.png

ar_so

Sudan

rtl2.png

ar_sd

Syria

rtl1.png

ar_sy

Tunisia

rtl1.png

ar_tn

United Arab Emirates

rtl1.png

ar_ae

Yemen

rtl1.png

ar_ye

Arabic notation

Arabic languages have different text directions {Left-To-Right, Right-To-Left}, and different numeral sets {European, Arabic-Indic, Eastern Arabic-Indic}. You can learn more about this at the Arabic support section.

MathType detects the language you are using from your browser, your profile on the platform, or the platform settings. Each language has associated a text direction and a set of numerals. If you are curious about MathType defaults, please see configuration page. The sysadmins of your platform can change these defaults. You too can make MathType have different defaults, just by changing the language in your browser.

At any time you can force a text direction or numeral set just using the buttons for it:

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By default, characters are considered individual variables. Some standard words have ligatures automatically added. You can manually add Arabic ligatures, using the button:

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Additionally, the editor is fully accessible in the Arabic language, and the formulas produced have alternative text in Arabic.

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