[luatex] Fribidi for LuaTeX

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jul 19 10:09:37 CEST 2011

On 17-7-2011 6:30, James Cloos wrote:

> So start by treating boxes as containing paragraphs, but being a
> single character for the purposes of the text outside of the box.
> And go from there based on user feedback.

Which thereby makes a generic solution impossible. Omega translation 
processing struggled with this mix of 'pure text', 'macro expansion', 
'packages content' and it never worked out in complex situations. For me 
this is a pretty good reason for not adding any hard coded bidi (or foo 
or bar or whatever) behavior to core luatex but stick to either external 
libraries (preprocessing or whatever) and/or solutions written in lua 
that nicely interact with the macro packages concepts. (Well, that's the 
main reason for having lua as extension language in the first place).


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