[XeTeX] xetex and the unicode bidirectional algorithm.
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Wed Dec 4 23:50:05 CET 2013
2013/12/4 C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net>:
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 01:42:21PM -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>>> Does XeLaTeX implement the Unicode BiDi algorithm?
>> Short answer: no.
>> I think sample documents (minimal working example) are needed for any
>> useful suggestion.
> Attached are the first 23 references from
> (the Arabic wikipedia article on Istanbul), as generated by my XeLaTeX
> Things to notice:
> 1) Unicode BiDi algorithm at work in web version in places like
> citation , "Statistics of the 2010 Turkey census". XeLaTeX renders
> this backwards.
> 2) Broken italic for arabic in GNU freefont in citation .
> (straightforward to fix)
GNU FreeSerif does not contain arabic in the italic shape, only
regular and bold is supported.
> 3) Arabic comma instead of English comma in citation . (in both
> web and XeLaTeX output)
The engine cannot recognize the context if the language is not tagged,
the comma will always be displayed using the default language.
> Item #1 is the one I'd really appreciate suggestions for fixing.
> ( http://cscott.net/ )
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