[XeTeX] Compatibility issues with ednotes and pstricks or TikZ

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 16:38:39 CEST 2011

2011/9/21 VAFA KHALIGHI <vafaklg at gmail.com>:
> I am not sure what is the actual problem but I can tell you what bidi does.
> bidi does the following:
Can it depend on the order in which the packages are loaded? This is
what I would try. My feeling is that the correct order would be tikz,
endnote, bidi.

> 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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