[dev-context] BiDi in ConTeXt
atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Thu Nov 11 18:34:38 CET 2004
Hans Hagen said this at Thu, 11 Nov 2004 18:06:19 +0100:
>ha, funny side effect, somehow i think that this kind of automatisms are
>dangerous (same for language)
I don't know, actually.
>so, maybe we're talking about \worddir as well
>i think that it makes sense to have an xtex switch for disabling this
>automatism: three states: font, font+tex, tex
Shall I propose that to Jonathan, or you?
>(what happen swith arabic in rl mode? does it get reversed due to the font?)
Arabic is very happy in RL mode, it's its natural state.
>another interesting feature can be a kind of hook into this language
>and that these are expanded automatically when a language switches.
I saw that sort of thing in m-gamma. It sounds sensible.
>btw, i didn't test that yet, but xetex could be a nice fo engine [i'm
>working on foxet]
I'm thinking so, as well. Haven't tested it with those modules yet, but
it tears through cont-ml code with aplomb.
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