[texhax] bidirectional two columns

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jan 10 18:22:02 CET 2007

On Jan 9, 2007, at 10:45 AM, Yanir Rubinstein wrote:

> I am writing a book in Hebrew, using TeX--XeT and am trying to typeset
> in two columns. The same procedure that works in usual English  
> files in
> TeX produces the the columns reversed, that is the first one  
> appears on
> the left while the second appears on the right.
> Do you know of a package/macros for multi-column printing for
> right-to-left editing?

While I'm not aware of a package for this, an ugly hack comes to mind  
--- typesetting into a mirror-imaged box which contains the two  
columns each of which is also mirror-imaged. Perhaps you could modify  
the output routine to accommodate this?

Possibly such a hack could be applied to the multicol package or to  
LaTeX itself.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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