# [XeTeX] Problem with bidi + longtable + caption packages

maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Wed Oct 21 02:55:06 CEST 2015

(Apologies if this isn't the right mailing list--the documentation I
have says I should send this to persian-tex at tug.org, but I don't see
that mailing list on the list of TUG mailing lists, nor am I subscribed
to it... and if it does exist, I don't know how to subscribe to it.)

I've encountered a problem in the interaction between the longtable,
bidi, and caption packages.  I'll attach the minimal example at the
bottom of this msg, but I have a question.  We're running the 2014
We'll probably do that, but we're having some connectivity issues
(serves me right for not having downloaded it months ago), and there are
some hoops to jump through, so it won't be instant gratification.

The issue we've found is that we want table captions to be ragged right,
rather than centered.  Ordinarily, the caption package handles this
fine.  But when I have a longtable, and I use the bidi package as well,
I can only get centered captions for long tables (ordinary floating
table captions work fine).

I've tried numerous variants of the code below, e.g. telling the caption
pkg to do ragged right only in one or the other of the places, loading
the bidi bpackage before or after the \captionsetup command (it cannot

Did anyone else notice this last year, and if so, has it been fixed in
the 2015 distro?

Mike Maxwell
University of Maryland

-----------Minimal example follows---------
\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{longtable}
%Tell the caption pkg to do ragged right at load time:
\usepackage[singlelinecheck=off
,justification=raggedright
]{caption}
\usepackage{bidi}
%Tell the caption pkg again:
\captionsetup{singlelinecheck=off
,justification=raggedright
}

\begin{document}

\begin{longtable}{llll}
\caption{A long table}%Should be ragged right, but is centered instead
\tabularnewline
{AAAA} & {BBBB} & {CCCC} & {DDDD}
\tabularnewline
\end{longtable}

\end{document}