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

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Dec 29 16:01:48 CET 2004

Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> "HH" == Hans Hagen writes:
>  >> 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.
>  HH> This is a general problem with r-l typesetting, the same happens
>  HH> with specials and literal pdf (think of color); afaik neither
>  HH> etex, nor omega take this into account, so it's left to the macro
>  HH> packages to take care of it
> well, currently any attempt to create a link inside a right-to-left
> text leads to an error, so no macro packages can solve that, and the
> pdfetex engine needs a fix.

i played a bit with it and it looks like pdftex takes the wrong (horizontal) 
reference point; i get hyperlinks but they end up on the wrong side of the 


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