[XeTeX] bidi package abilities and lshort in Persian
vafa at users.berlios.de
Sat Jul 18 04:16:02 CEST 2009
> 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.
Thanks for downloading it and your kindness.
> 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')
That is because (I think) hyperref is loaded but it is disabled so the
bookmarks and such does not work. If I were to typeset the document, I would
not load hyperref at all.
> These latter are fixed with hyperref's
Good to know and thanks heaps for your comments. I actually did not typeset
the actual file but I am sure Mehdi Omidali will look at these issues.
> The failurse of bookmarks to hyperlink is a harder issue,
> presumably related to the RtoL aspects.
Hyperref unfortunately does not work as expected with in RTL mode in XeTeX
dueto xetex limitations. I already suggested the \beginspecial and
\endspecial for fixing this and let's see what Jonathan can do. I tried my
best to patch hyperref in bidi but I noticed it was a waste of time because
even if I did so, there would be heaps of warnings and the texts inside
macros like \href should not be more than a line. So I think it first needs
to get fixed inside the XeTeX engine.
> Best to get one version perfect first, so that the lessons
> learned there can then be applied with other languages.
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