# [NTG-context] Linenumbering and bidi

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Mar 28 23:25:59 CET 2014

```On 3/28/2014 10:45 PM, Rik Kabel wrote:
> I have requirements similar to those of Stéphane Goujet to reproduce the
> typography of earlier times, and I tried to adapt the code presented in
> his note earlier today titled “Quotation blocs with repetition symbol in
> the left column.”
>
> The result of this attempt is the discovery of two issues with
> linenumbering. I will present these in separate notes. This note
> involves an unfortunate interaction with bidi. The other problem
> involves startnarrower.
>
> Both issues occur with the current 20140328 beta.
>
> Adding the line \setupdirections[bidi=on,method=two] to Stéphane’s
> example results in the disappearance of the guillemots that would
> otherwise be placed as linenumbers. In my case, this bidi variant is
> needed to prevent misplaced references. The issue of misplaced
> references was discusssed in a recent thread by Pablo Rodriguez (Re:
> [NTG-context] (again) bug with bidi direction and \about references,
> begun on 3 March).
>
> The bidi issue does not occur with TL2013, although perhaps method=two
> is meaningless there. Other bidi options do not show this problem.

proper minimal example needed

Hans

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