[XeTeX] bidi & eso-pic are broken

Vafa Khalighi vafa.klgh at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 03:50:56 CEST 2013


I have just done that. I only needed to change the horizontal co-ordinate
of \put command as previously mentioned and it works as one would expect in
RTL. I have changed the horizontal co-ordinate of \put from 0pt to


On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Fahad Al-Saidi <fahad.alsaidi at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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