[NTG-context] footnotes when using RtL (Arabic)

talazem at fastmail.fm talazem at fastmail.fm
Fri Jul 31 01:51:24 CEST 2015


You’re right. The patch gets us half way to the desired behaviour (namely, correct ordering of the footnotes within the paragraph). But it seems that the ‘paragraph’ option doesn’t play well with RTL generally, resulting in the second note disappearing when using \startsetups[note:footnote] \setupdirections[bidi=global] \stopsetups.

> On 30 Jul 2015, at 20:04, Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> talazem at fastmail.fm <mailto:talazem at fastmail.fm>	30. Juli 2015 20:37
>> I’ve come across a snag. When using parentheses in Arabic footnotes, they are flipped. In any earlier email (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.context/91501/match=setupdirections+bidi+global <http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.context/91501/match=setupdirections+bidi+global>), you had advised adding the following:
>> 
>>> \startsetups[note:footnote]
>>>   \setupdirections[bidi=global]
>>> \stopsetups
>>> 
>>> \setupnote[footnote][setups=note:footnote] % align=righttoleft
>> However, if one does this with your patch, the second footnote gets dropped. Here is the MWE:
>> 
> The second note disappears even without the patch, the problem this the paragraph option for the notes.
> 
> Wolfgang
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