[XeTeX] mathspec and arabxetex issues

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Feb 20 00:27:53 CET 2010

Am 19.02.2010 um 23:30 schrieb Vafa Khalighi:

> You just need to call bidi as your last package in arabxetex.sty.  
> Honestly,
> this is not too difficult to do and I do not understand why some  
> people find
> it hard.

Because the user needs for this on Mac OS X "elevated privileges" and  
on other UNIX platforms super-user privileges? Some of these have ACLs  
or make use of a security enhanced Linux (SEL), which makes the  
situation more complicated. And the third reason is that you are  
manually changing things which are properly handled by a packet  
manager or such.

The optimal solution would be when both maintainers would update their  
packages. If a full decimal increment is too much, then adding some  
small Latin character should be enough. The recent situation that more  
and more people start to use ArabXǝTeX and run into this old problem  
should motivate this little update.

And of course this introduces a fourth problem: who is actually  
updating his or her installed software?


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