[luatex] a bidi package for LaTeX in LuaTeX

Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي ح
Mon Mar 30 00:23:38 CEST 2009

On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:59:14 -0600, Yannis Haralambous  
<yannis.haralambous at telecom-bretagne.eu> wrote:

> But I believe that straight-line keshideh are very ugly.

In many cases, yes. M$'s 3-level implementation is almost always ugly. But  
carefully calibrated, with a good font and appropriately chosen legal  
stretching points, there are places where auto-tatweel is typographically  
appropriate, like thin columns at small type sizes, or marginal notes.

Even in old manuscripts you can find horizontal tatweel used in poetry and  
the like...

> One should be able to produce curvilinear ones.

That is indeed the ideal.

Best wishes

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Shi`i Studies
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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