[dev-context] BiDi in ConTeXt

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Thu Nov 11 17:38:52 CET 2004

Hans Hagen said this at Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:07:31 +0100:

>Adam Lindsay wrote:
>> Anyway, I cooked up a quick simulation of the Omega \pardir command as
>> used in m-gamma. It only supports \pardir TRT and \pardir TLT, but is it
>> a way people want to progress?
>as long as we consider it a low level command ...
>> Also, is dev-context the right place for a discussion like this?
>i can imagine that we cook up a bit higher level interface once we know what 
>we're dealing with
>Anyhow, I can add this to syst-etx:

Thus ends the tutorial at the feet of the master.

Yeah, that works fine with XeTeX as well, but know that XeTeX's behaviour
isn't exactly the same as eTeX... [see attached]

This is because XeTeX also respects the inherent direction of the script
(from Unicode/the font itself), so insertion of a word of arabic, for
example, is correctly set right-to-left, even in a paragraph of LtoR roman.

 Adam T. Lindsay, Computing Dept.     atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
 Lancaster University, InfoLab21        +44(0)1524/510.514
 Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK             Fax:+44(0)1524/510.492
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