[XeTeX] Arabic/Syriac script and Apparatus notes in Ednotes

Jens Bakker jbakker at uni-bonn.de
Wed Apr 14 12:00:46 CEST 2010

Dear Vafa Khalighi,

Thank you very much for your detailed answer. I admire very much your  
excellent work of software development. The problem with marginnote  
was also extant before the new version (1.0.6) of bidi. Until now I  
have not encountered any problems with \marginpar. But unfortunately I  
had not much time to work with the preparing of texts in the last  
days, so the experience may be limited yet.

With best wishes and best regards,
Jens Bakker

Am 12.04.2010 um 13:20 schrieb Vafa Khalighi:

> So I suggest that you contact the author of marginnote package and  
> ask him to fix this. It is not that I do not like this or I am not  
> interested; it simply is because I as a human being have limited  
> time, resources and energy and can not fix every single package. I  
> think it seems fair that the authors of other packages try to add  
> bidi support. bidi package should only do adaptations for standard  
> latex which apparently it does lots more than that.
> But if there was no problem with previous versions of bidi and  
> marginnote package and this new version of bidi causes these  
> problems, then it is my duty to fix this because obviously I have  
> may have done something incorrectly.
> As an example if someone asks me a question about how something is  
> done in bidi, I answer shortly because I know what I have done but  
> if you ask me about marginnote package which I never have used  
> before, I have got no idea. If I want to make marginnote package,  
> bidi-aware, first I have to understand how it works by going through  
> its macro programming and takes some time but if the author of  
> marginnote package himself try to make his package bidi-aware, he  
> can do that quickly because he knows what he has written.
> I hope that my reasons are good enough but if there is any problem  
> with \marginpar of standard latex, I would be more than happy to fix  
> it.
> -- 
> Best wishes,
> Vafa Khalighi
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