[luatex] a bidi package for LaTeX in LuaTeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Mar 29 23:39:16 CEST 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 07:36:58AM +1100, وفا خلیقی wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> wrote:
>     That is the preferred method in Arabic (at least the books that I've
>     seen), all footnotes are aligned to right. So, I think this should be
>     configurable by the relevant package.
> You are absolutely right. But what kind of textbooks? Most of the Persian users
> use TeX to write texts which involve lots of maths and English footnotes can be
> seen heaps and even much more than persian footnotes. The approach to have all
> the footnotes in the right is simple and it is good when you only have Persian
> footnotes. But when you have mixed footnotes you will need to imlement a much
> more sophisticated design.

I was referring to mixed footnotes, I just checked two printed books with mixed
Greek/Arabic footnotes, and all footnotes are aligned to right.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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