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CTAN Update: texnegar

Date: February 10, 2021 7:10:32 PM CET
Hossein Movahhedian submitted an update to the texnegar package. Version: 0.1e 2021-02-09 License: lppl1.3c Summary description: Kashida justification in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX Announcement text:
- Fixed the problem of inserting the kashida before the diacritical marks. Now, after stretching, the diacritical marks appear before kashida.
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/texnegar The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/unicodetex/latex/texnegar/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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texnegar – Kashida justification in XeLaTeX and Lua

In some cursive scripts such as Persian or Arabic, kashida is used to create justification. In this type of justification characters are elongated rather than expanding spaces between words.

The kashida justification in xepersian has many bugs. Also it has problems with some fonts. The xepersian-hm package was the first attempt to fix these bugs in xepersian, which uses the engine.

This package extends the kashida justification to be used with the Lua engine, too.

Explanation of the package name:
Negar, in Persian, is the present stem of negaashtan meaning to design, to paint, to write; and as a noun it means “sweetheart, idol, beloved, figuratively referring to a beautiful woman, pattern, painting, and artistic design”.

Version0.1e 2021-02-09
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