[XeTeX] bidi and fontspec

Gildas Hamel gweltaz at ucsc.edu
Sat Jun 25 01:27:17 CEST 2016

* Skriv a reas maxwell (maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu):
  |>  I believe I've run into a bug in the interaction of fontspec and bidi in
  |>  the 2016 TeXLive distribution.  However, it appears to be so simple to
  |>  trigger that I'm wondering whether it's something I'm doing.
  |>  The WME is:
  |>  ------------
  |>  \documentclass{report}
  |>  \usepackage{fontspec}
  |>  \usepackage{bidi}
  |>  \begin{document}
  |>  The number 12. The number 34.56. Some more text.
  |>  \end{document}
  |>  ------------
  |>  The result of running xelatex on the above is the text:
  |>  ------------
  |>  The number .12 The number .56.34 Some more text.
  |>  ------------

I ran into the same problem and noticed it in the numbering of footnotes and lists. The solution for now, according to Ulrike Fischer, is to add

to the polyglossia language settings,
because "bidi tests for \if at Latin, so you can get around the problem by setting it to true."


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