[luatex] Vital RTL issues in LuaTeX

وفا خلیقی vafakh9 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 15:36:32 CEST 2009

> Ok, let me make this absolutely clear:
> By definition, axiom, philosophy, decree from above, or whatever you want
> to call it:
> Bidi implementation and the like is not, I repeat, NOT the job of the
> luatex engine qua engine. This principle derives from the axiomatic basis of
> the luatex philosophy and motivation. That is NOT going to change.

I would say it is your axiom. and that is fine. But you will certainly loose
heaps of users by that axiom.

> One example: If I (or Hans or Yannis or Knuth or Arthur or...) comes up
> with an alternative bidi algorithm, we will have flexibility and control
> without messing with the engine. XeTeX has a different philosophy, one that
> is perhaps more to your liking :-)

Can you relate this please to your previous email? I see no connection. Why
do you include Donald Knuth anyway?
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