# [luatex] Fribidi for LuaTeX

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Jul 17 11:37:19 CEST 2011

On 07/17/2011 11:27 AM, Vafa Khalighi wrote:
> Thanks for this but after reading this for several times, I still have
> difficulty understanding the actual problems. Maybe it is because I
> never faced any of these issues. So I would be grateful if you could
> explain these issues more clearly so that we can discuss them.

I do not have time to write down an exhaustive list of bidi problems.
In fact, that is precisely why I wrote that message. One of the
implementation problems is, for example, that the bidi algorithm
starts with:

P1. Split the text into separate paragraphs. A paragraph separator is
kept with the previous paragraph. Within each paragraph, apply all
the other rules of this algorithm.

Now, how does that apply to an \hbox ?  I simply do not know.

Best wishes,
Taco