[tex-live] bug in the latest TeX Live snapshot.

Tigran Aivazian tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Oct 10 12:57:20 CEST 2004

regarding how those files were built:

$ export LIST="shir"
$ makepdf

or, to build a dvi also do export DVIOUT=1.

I have placed the dvi versions and the build logs to the same URL:


Kind regards

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Karl Berry wrote:
> >     Isn't this advertised behavior? \beginR puts a node on the horizontal  
> >     list, so the overfull box you get in the example is \parindent.
> > 
> > Ah!  Sorry for my ignorance.  Well, that explains why the simple TeX
> > file gets the overfull box, but I don't think it explains Tigran's
> > original problem at http://www.bibles.org.uk/bugs, where characters are
> > actually missing, eg, printed off the page (at the right-hand side of
> > the last line on the first page).  Perhaps it is pdf-specific after all.
> > I did ask Tigran for more info and sources, so hopefully ...
> > 
> > Bernd and Peter, sorry to bother.
> Hello,
> I have also reproduced it with using latex instead of pdflatex and
> generating .dvi files instead of .pdf. The same thing happens, i.e. with 
> old TeX Live it works but with the latest some words are shifted far to 
> the right and others completely disappear from view (presumably xdvi can't 
> show that "far" beyond the end of the page).
> As for sources, I can provide the sources of course (they are on 
> http://www.bibles.org.uk/src/tnk.tar.gz) but in order to compile them you 
> will need Tiqwah fonts and Tiqwah preprocessor, which I am bound by my 
> honest word to Yannis Haralambous to not give away under any circumstances 
> (he kindly donated Tiqwah to the tnk project for Hebrew Bible typesetting)
> Could the problem be ascertained from sources without Tiqwah? If this is
> utterly impossible, but some kind person does volunteer to help, I will
> gladly give him/her ssh account on my development box where Tiqwah is
> installed in restricted way (i.e. you can't copy it outside) where this
> can be easily reproduced and pdf file viewed. Both "old" and "new" TeX
> Live are installed there (in /usr/local/TeX-new and /usr/local/TeX
> respectively) so one can easily switch between the two environments for
> debugging.
> I tested exactly the same layout but in Greek and the problem did NOT 
> happen, so this is probably specific to etex's right-to-left state.
> Kind regards
> Tigran

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