# [luatex] Fribidi for LuaTeX

Vafa Khalighi vafa018 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 11:49:49 CEST 2011

Hi Taco, I also do not know the answer of those two questions but I can ask
Behdad Esfahbod and Rouzbeh Pournader to join the luatex mailing list and
discuss these with you. Behdad and Rouzbeh were involved with Fribidi and
know  a lot about unicode bidi.

Thanks

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:

> On 07/17/2011 11:27 AM, Vafa Khalighi wrote:
>
>> Thanks for this but after reading this for several times, I still have
>> difficulty understanding the actual problems. Maybe it is because I
>> never faced any of these issues. So I would be grateful if you could
>> explain these issues more clearly so that we can discuss them.
>>
>
> I do not have time to write down an exhaustive list of bidi problems.
> In fact, that is precisely why I wrote that message. One of the
> implementation problems is, for example, that the bidi algorithm
> starts with:
>
>  P1. Split the text into separate paragraphs. A paragraph separator is
>  kept with the previous paragraph. Within each paragraph, apply all
>  the other rules of this algorithm.
>
> Now, how does that apply to an \hbox ?  I simply do not know.
>
> Best wishes,
> Taco
>
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