[XeTeX] bidi & eso-pic are broken

Fahad Al-Saidi fahad.alsaidi at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 09:06:40 CEST 2013

Thanks Vafa for the clarification. If you can guide me what the the
recommended way to deal with pictures especially water mark in RTL document
since wallpaper does not work as expected. I am working in a document for
children that includes hundreds pictures and I am using wallpaper & eso-pic
packages heavily. Now I can return to ubuntu 12.04' packages but I will
face the problem soon or later.

On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Vafa Khalighi <vafa.klgh at gmail.com> wrote:

> This has nothing to do with eso-pic-bidi file. In the previous versions
> of bidi package, the behaviour of picture environment was changes so that
> in RTL, still the reference point was at the right (where the line starts
> in RTL) but commands like \put behaved the same in LTR and RTL. i.e. if you
> gave a positive horizontal coordinate to \put, t would go to the right and
> if you gave a negative horizontal coordinate, it would go to the left.
> Later on, we found that it was more problematic rather than being useful.
> Therefore I removed that modification to picture environment.
> Your example, will work fine in RTL, if you just change the horizontal
> coordinate of \put in your document. On the other hand, \RTL and \LTR are
> not commands; RTL and LTR are environments.
> Vafa
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