# [texhax] enumerate and subsections with XeLaTeX and Hebrew

Mon Mar 7 04:32:10 CET 2011

* Vafa Khalighi <vafakhlgh at gmail.com> [06/03/11 21:57]:
> 1 is specific to polyglossia.

Thanks. Do you expect the problem will be found somewhere in
polyglossia.sty then? Is there some way to ask xetex to give me more
detailed debugging info?

>
> for 2 see
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/10589/fix-nested-section-numbers-in-rtl-languages-with-polyglossia/10650#10650
>
> 2 is not a bug and it is a feature. bidi is developed from a native Persian
> speaker perspective and it may or may not be what other languages use.

Thanks again, that works.

>
> Also this is not a good mailing list for XeTeX related questions. Please try
> xetex mailing list next time.

I will, though I find it a bit weird that there is a separate list. I
don't expect I will always be able to tell if my problem is XeTeX or
just TeX related.

Thanks,
Moshe

>
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Moshe Kamensky <
>
> > Hi There,
> >
> > I'm having two (more) problems writing Hebrew with XeLaTeX.
> >
> > 1. When I'm trying to have a nested enumerate environment, I get an
> >   error of the form
> >
> > ! Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored after line 12
> >
> >  line 12 being the first nested item. I then get no pages of output.
> >  The log file contains no extra info, as far as I see. This seems
> >  special to Hebrew: I tried switching to Farsi, and it disappears.
> >
> > 2. When I have, say, the second subsection in the first section, it gets
> >   enumerated right-to-left, i.e., by ".2.1" I don't know if this is a
> >   bug or a feature, but it is seems unnatural to me, and also against
> >   convention. I was wondering if there is a way to make it the same as
> >   in LTR text, i.e., I would like ".1.2" This one happens in Farsi as
> >   well.
> >
> > The following example illustrates both issues (though you would need to
> > comment out the nested enumeration to see the second problem)
> >
> > =====
> >
> > \documentclass{amsart}
> > \usepackage{polyglossia}
> > \setdefaultlanguage{hebrew}
> > \setmainfont[Script=Hebrew]{Linux Libertine}
> >
> > \begin{document}
> > \section{one}
> > \begin{enumerate}
> >  \item one
> >  \item
> >    \begin{enumerate}
> >      \item a
> >      \item b
> >    \end{enumerate}
> >  \item two
> > \end{enumerate}
> > \subsection{foo}
> > \subsection{bar}
> > \end{document}
> >
> > =====
> >
> > I would be happy to investigate myself, but I have no idea even what
> > files to look at.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Moshe
> >
> >
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