ArabTeX is a package extending the capabilities of TeX/LaTeX to generate the Arabic writing from an ASCII transliteration for texts in several languages using the Arabic script. It consists of a TeX macro package and an Arabic font in several sizes, presently only available in the Naskhi style. ArabTeX will run with Plain TeX and also with LaTeX. It is compatible with NFSS, NFSS2 and the EDMAC package; other additions to TeX have not been tried.
ArabTeX is primarily intended for generating the Arabic writing, but the standard scientific transliteration can also be easily produced. For languages other than Arabic that are customarily written in the Arabic script some limited support is available.
ArabTeX defines its own input notation which is both machine, and human, readable, and suited for electronic transmission and Email communication. However, texts in some of the Arabic standard encodings can also be processed.
ArabTeX is copyrighted, but free use for scientific, experimental and other strictly private, noncommercial purposes is granted. Offprints of publications using ArabTeX are welcome. Using ArabTeX otherwise requires a license agreement. There is no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The entire risk as to the quality and performance rests with the user.