[XeTeX] Compatibility issues with ednotes and pstricks or TikZ

VAFA KHALIGHI vafaklg at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 16:33:12 CEST 2011

```I am not sure what is the actual problem but I can tell you what bidi does.
bidi does the following:

1- makes l and r logical such that l means always left and r always means
right (in both RTL and LTR).

2- bidi automatically puts tikzpicture and pspicture envoronments in LTR
mode mainly for two reasons:
a) RTL picture environment does not make sense.
b) XeTeX in RTL mode, with \special has bugs and tikz and pstricks both uses
\special so we have no other choice but putting pspicture and tikzpicture
inside LTR mode.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Nathan Sidoli
<nathan.sidoli at utoronto.ca>wrote:

> I realize this is not strictly speaking a XeTeX issue, but I am typesetting
> a critical edition of an Arabic text using XeLaTeX with the ednotes package
> and I want to be able to make the diagrams for the text using either
> pstricks or TikZ so that the Arabic fonts can be changed in the text and
> diagrams simply by toggling the initial font setting.
>
> When I load either of these graphics packages, however, the line numbers in
> the margins of the Arabic text disappear.
>
> Has any one had a similar problem? Can any one think of a possible
> solution?
>
> I can work on a minimal example, but it will probably not be that minimal.
>
>
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