[XeTeX] RTL hyperlink problems

Ron Aaron ron at ronware.org
Fri Aug 20 09:02:47 CEST 2010

On Friday 20 August 2010 09:41:14 Ross Moore wrote:
> Hi Ron,
> On 20/08/2010, at 4:09 PM, Ron Aaron wrote:
> > On Wednesday 18 August 2010 23:06:02 Ron Aaron wrote:
> >> Using xetex I found that the 'hyperref' package did not product attractive links in PDF, so I had to write my own PDF link code:
> > 
> > This seems to be specifically a "dvipdfmx" problem, as using "etex" on the sample  I gave, followed by "dvipdfmx" produces precisely the same problem.
> When you tested this using hyperref, did you use the 'breaklinks' 
> option?
> e.g. 
>     \hypersetup{breaklinks=true}

Well, I'm using plain xetex, so I'm not using 'hyperref'.  The example code I posted shows exactly what I'm doing.

> I'm not sure how well it works with RTL though.
> Vafa is the guy who has looked into this kind
> of thing, but using LaTeX, rather than Plain TeX,
> or eplain, etc. as you seem to be doing.

Right; in LTR it works fine, but in RTL it does not work.

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