# [luatex] Misplaced letter

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 25 19:38:26 CEST 2018

```On 7/25/2018 6:12 PM, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:13:01 +0200 schrieb Hans Hagen:
>
>
>> afaik arabic works ok in context (i'd have gotten complaints from users
>> otherwise) so maybe you don't enable the right features
>
> Javier posted an example at
>
>
> I posted there also the output I get with a current fontloader and
>
> The spacing on the left of the left lines looks a bit wrong. And the
> numbers should be perhaps read 1234. But I don't know enough about
> arabic fonts to be able to setup a comparision with context and with
> the luatex-plain code. And so I can't decide if the problem is with
> definition. Perhaps you could try too and show your output?

in such a low level halign the direction is not known so one should
either add a \textdir TRT in the cell or you can try to add this to

nodes.simple_font-handler

if not direction then
direction = tex.get("textdir") -- experiment
end

of whatever variant you use .. both work ok

>> Be aware that Ulrike takes recent version from the context distribution
>> so it might not be a drop in for texlive.
>
> If Javier needs a newer fontloader we will have to push the patched
> luatex 1.09 so at some time this will have to be done anyway. The
> main point of my current tests is to be prepared for such a
> situation ...

Isn't it more the reverse? That a more recent fontloader expects 1.09+
(it also depends on what compatibility hacks you add)?

(Btw, there have not that many changed in the font code recently, only
that generic lua font lookup stuff you wanted.)

(Also, @ version 1.10 luatex is more of less complete, apart from low
level improvements nothing fundamental will change / be added.)

Hans

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