[XeTeX] xetex and the unicode bidirectional algorithm.

Andrew Cunningham lang.support at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 00:25:48 CET 2013

Well first step is implementing and providing ways of using the bidi alg
and its changes in Unicode 6.3, especially being able to leverage off bidi


On 4 December 2013 20:07, Keith J. Schultz <schultzk at uni-trier.de> wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> Am 03.12.2013 um 19:42 schrieb C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net>:
> >
> > But in the XeLaTeX/polyglossia/bidi output, the "soft space" weak
> > directionality of the Unicode BiDi algorithm doesn't seem to be
> > honored (or implemented?) and so the English article titles appear
> > with the individual words in RTL order, which is a mess.  Manually
> > tagging the language of the article title is probably the Right thing,
> > but infeasible for the entire wikipedia.
>         Well, without proper tagging you can not expect any system to
>         work properly or as expected!
>         For most entries a simple script should do the trick to add the
>         language tags to the article titles.
> Hope this helps
>         regards
>                 Keith.
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