[Dev-luatex] Text direction in PDF mode

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Apr 8 09:35:15 CEST 2008

Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried Alephs body and textdir commands with LuaTeX and the output
> in DVI mode is as I want (the text is written from top to bottom and left
> to right).
> The same example in PDF mode did not work, the text is written on the
> left side and every new line written over the first line.

This is known to be broken. I've put your test in the tracker item
( http://tracker.luatex.org/view.php?id=17 ), but I cannot say when
I will have time to look at it. Could take a long time, I am afraid.

Best wishes,

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