[luatex] Fribidi for LuaTeX

Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد ishamid at colostate.edu
Tue Jul 19 19:39:18 CEST 2011

On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:32:27 -0600, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>  

> The algorithm actually has a dedicated rule of this use case:
>   http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/#Higher-Level_Protocols

Sure. At the same time, these are exactly the kinds of rules we _don't_  
want to deify. The people who write these things are not typographers. The  
bidi algorithm mixes text-editing needs with typesetting needs. We have to  
examine bidi from a typography perspective, then integrate the parts of  
the algorithm that make sense in that context (no pun intended) at the  
lua-extension level.

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

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