[XeTeX] bidi package abilities and lshort in Persian

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sat Jul 18 03:53:04 CEST 2009

Hi Vafa,

On 17/07/2009, at 9:10 PM, Vafa Khalighi wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 2:22 AM, Per Ting <perting at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is the xelatex source of this file available. It could be very  
> helpful for new users of xepersian.
> Yes, you can get the source at  http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/ 
> info/lshort/persian/

I downloaded the PDF from here.
It looks very beautiful --- just wish I could read it.
  (my fault, not the authors:  TeXnicians and TeXperts!)

Nice work, visually.

However, the bookmarks do not work; and some contain spurious
characters, remnants from the markup used to get the correct
visual display. (e.g.,  'strut', 'rule', 'ex')

These latter are fixed with  hyperref's

The failurse of bookmarks to hyperlink is a harder issue,
presumably related to the RtoL aspects.

> It would be nice if that also could be translated into Arabic,  
> Hebrew, Urdu and other RTL languages.

Best to get one version perfect first, so that the lessons
learned there can then be applied with other languages.

Hope this helps,


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