# [NTG-context] text fragments in arabic

```Dear all,

I have some fragments of Arabic in my dutch context document (mkiv). I tried
the  environment ara-sty on the wiki, but Context halts at
\setcharactermirroring[1]```
```
Then I found in an e-mail on the internet the suggestion to give up on
setcharactermirroring and use instead these instructions:

%\setupdirections[bidi=global] or
\setupdirections[bidi=local]

I replaced charactermirroring by \setupdirections[bidi=local] but there seems
to be a problem with that too.

The environment ara-sty apparently interferes with the section headings in my
document anyway, perhaps because it is designed for documents whose
mainlanguage is Arabic. I found elaborate suggestions to typeset a 'hello'
document in Arabic, but my document contains mixed text. (When I uncomment
ara-sty, the document is typeset normally.)

Note that I have been typesetting Arabic texts in Latex (starting with ArabTeX)
and xelatex (unicode) for years now, but I expected that typesetting Arabic in
Context / Luatex is more complicated.

Thus I have two questions:

1. which module should I load or which commands should I add to the preambule
for typesetting Arabic,
2. how should I mark the Arabic fragments in my text? e.g. {\RT عقل}?