[Dev-luatex] Modifying the LuaTeX Engine

Javier Bezos listas at tex-tipografia.com
Sat Dec 27 20:16:00 CET 2008

>> The fact automatic direction change is hardcoded is a serious
>> drawback, and not and advantage, imo. There are many subtle
>> points in bidi typesetting which can be addressed only in a

> I believe the automatic direction change is the main advantage
> otherwise typesetting with TeX is unnatural and useless.

Of course, but it shouldn't be _hardcoded_ in the TeX engine, but
programmed at a higher level (ie, tex macros, lua, etc.) so that
we can control its behaviour.


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