[luatex] The effect of \pardir and \textdir on \indent and \parfillskip

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Dec 12 18:00:16 CET 2012

On 12/12/2012 16:50, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>>  What I found odd was that I'd view the \indent as
>> a part of the 'shape within a paragraph', in the same way that say
>> \rightskip is (used to alter what happens *within* any 'outer' \parshape
>> or \hangindent). However, it's treated as part of the text itself, not
>> the shaping. 
> I now see what you mean. I personally do find it quite natural, that
> \parindent is "attached" to the first word of the paragraph. 

That's what I'm trying to find out: how other people see this.

> I find the result of this (in a latex document) much more
> disturbing:
> a\\b\\c\par
> Only the last line is on the right ;-(. 

There's a reason for all of these questions :-) Hopefully the
information will make it's way into l3galley, soon-ish.
Joseph Wright

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