Auteur: Robert Alessi (CNRS)

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1 . Overview

ArabLuaTeX provides for LuaLaTeX an ArabTeX-like interface to generate Arabic writing from an ascii transliteration. It is particularly well-suited for complex documents such as technical documents or critical editions where a lot of left-to-right commands intertwine with Arabic writing. arabluatex is able to process any ArabTeX input notation. Its output can be set in the same modes of vocalization as ArabTeX, or in different roman transliterations. It further allows many typographical refinements. It will eventually interact with some other packages yet to come to produce from .tex source files, in addition to printed books, TEI xml compliant critical editions and/or lexicons that can be searched, analyzed and correlated in various ways.

2 . License and disclamer

Copyright ⓒ 2016-2018 Robert Alessi
Please send error reports and suggestions for improvements to Robert Alessi:

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

3 . CTAN, Documentation

ArabLuaTeX is available in at the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network ( It is also included in TeXLive. You will find on CTAN a comprehensive documentation of ArabLuaTeX.

4 . Installation, Development, Git Repository


ArabLuaTeX is part of TeXLive, so you should use your TeX package manager to download and install it on your system. It is also possible to download ArabLuaTeX from its main git repository. For instructions on how to do that:

  1. Browse the code (see below), choose the release you wish to install (see “Tag” section), and download it.
  2. Read the instructions on

Browse the code

You can browse ArabLuaTeX repository on the web:

Comments, Feature Requests, Bug Reports

Download the repository

ArabLuaTeX development is facilitated by git, a distributed version control system. You will need to install git (most GNU/Linux distributions package it in their repositories).
Use this command to download the repository:
git clone
A new directory named arabluatex will have been created, containing ArabLuaTeX.

Git hosting

Make an account on and navigate (while logged in) to Click Fork and you will have in your account your own repository of arabluatex where you will be able to make whatever changes you like to.