# [XeTeX] minipage bidi problem

Juan Acevedo juan.acevedo.juan at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 14:12:48 CEST 2010

Hello again

The desired output of the following minimal file is attached: two columns, the one on the left, a short title, being vertically aligned with the top of the minipage on the right.

But when bidi (or arabxetex) is uncommented, the left hand column ("Chapter One") moves down to be aligned with the bottom of the minipage.

Where is the source of conflict between bidi and minipages?
Which of bidi's modules deals with minipages parameters?

I tried some code by Vafa I found on the list for a seemingly related problem, but it won't run, and I just can find the right place in bidi's manual. Sorry, and please help.

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%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{fontspec}
%\usepackage{bidi}
\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}[t]{44mm}
{lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur impingendis anima rerum posita persuponnem}
\end{minipage}
\end{document}
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