[XeTeX] Syriac: Text Direction

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Mon Apr 30 09:01:47 CEST 2007

> This may also work in XeLaTeX, but \everypar is liable to be  
> overwritten by various LaTeX environments, etc. You might want to  
> look at François Charette's ArabXeTeX package (announced recently on  
> this mailing list) to see what it does about controlling direction; I  
> expect it's much more fully integrated with LaTeX features.
> JK
For typesetting Syriac with UTF-8 input I suggest you use the more 
generic package bidi instead (also on CTAN) : 



PS: Following an off-list exchange with Malte Rosenau, I have written 
experimental TECkit mappings that support Syriac in ArabXeTeX. This may 
become integrated in a future version. Contact me directly if you are 

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