[XeTeX] polyglossia and hebrew: arabic numerals and hyphenation

Vafa Khalighi vafa at users.berlios.de
Tue Sep 29 11:57:22 CEST 2009

> Sorry Vafa, but the above statement is incorrect.
> Polyglossia only requires etoolbox and fontspec by default. xunicode and
> xltxtra are not and have never been requirements. If you use an RTL
> language, polyglossia also requires bidi, of course. What's "not good"
> about that?

Yes, I admit that my statement was incorrect and I apologise for that. *Peter
Dyballa  told me that polyglossia also loads xunicode and I think he sent a
copy of that to yourself as well.

> I understand that newer versions of bidi patch many other packages, so
> it should be loaded as late as possible. On the other hand, I don't see
> why it should not be possible to have
> \RequirePackage{bidi}
> in a standard package for XeLaTeX
Agree. It is possible to have \RequirePackage{bidi} in a standard

In any case, I have downloaded your latest version 1.0.4 and will
> perform a series of tests with polyglossia. I'll contact you offlist if
> I encounter any issue.

No worries.
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