On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:58:21 -0600, Hans Hagen firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
i'm wondering ... why do we need pagedir and bodydir?
\pagedir The direction for pages (\shipout). \bodydir The direction for vboxes, including the main body of text. =========
Think of footnote numerals etc. IIRC: Without \pagedir TRT\bodydir TRT the footnote numerals will appear on the left despite \pardir and \textdir.
I still don't completely _separately_ understand \pagedir TRT\bodydir TRT, but together they seem to make sense to me. Taco once started explainig these two to Hans and I a few months back but that thread was never completed... I'll look up where we left things off.
Best wishes Idris