[XeTeX] bidi and fontspec

maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Sat Jun 25 05:59:51 CEST 2016

On 6/24/2016 7:27 PM, Gildas Hamel wrote:
> 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
> \makeatletter\@Latintrue\makeatother to the polyglossia language
> settings, because "bidi tests for \if at Latin, so you can get around
> the problem by setting it to true."
> See:
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/312874/polyglossia-or-bidi-bug-d-gets-inverted-to-d/312881#312881

Thanks for the pointer--I'm not using polyglossia, so afaict the above 
solution doesn't quite work for me.  But I was successful with a slight 
variant of this, from
(which addressed what I guess was a different bug, since it was in 
2012).  This work around is to define \@Latintrue as a name (I think 
that's what this does, my tex creds are not good):
    \csname @Latintrue\endcsname
	Mike Maxwell
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