[Dev-luatex] Modifying the LuaTeX Engine

Yannis Haralambous yannis.haralambous at telecom-bretagne.eu
Fri Dec 26 12:54:10 CET 2008

Le 26 déc. 08 à 02:03, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي  
حامد a écrit :

> As I mentioned above, I think the last Omega primitives are newer  
> than TeX-e-Parsi's. But a related issue: Are those primitives based  
> on the unicode bidi algorithm?

Implementing Unicode bidi will mean keeping track of the  
(directionality of the) first character of every horizontal list so  
that calculations of embedding levels can be done. Omega has never  
done that, and it couldn't do it because OTPs use buffers which are  
most of the time smaller than the whole paragraph. Is TeX-e-Parsi  
doing it?

Furthermore you all talk about LTR and RTL, but what about vertical  
typesetting, in the Chinese or in the Mongolian way? Obviously TeX-e- 
Parsi doesn't care about that.

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