[pdftex] pdfeTeX: bad interaction of \pdfstartlink...\pdfendlink with \beginR...\endR

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Dec 29 10:12:03 CET 2004

Hartmut Henkel wrote:

> This seems to be due to a missing style_node: case in @ @<Case statement
> to copy...@>= which might be result from some math node that is
> artificially added during reversing the list or not? Copying also the

afaik indeed a node is added (this is why etex is not guaranteed tex-compatible 
when lr typesetting is enabled)

> style_node makes it run. But no idea whether that's the right way to do
> it. And there might be more cases like \pdfstartlink and \pdfendlink
> that might need a fix.

This is a general problem with r-l typesetting, the same happens with specials 
and literal pdf (think of color); afaik neither etex, nor omega take this into 
account, so it's left to the macro packages to take care of it


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