[XeTeX] Are the new etex changes reflected in XeTeX? (was XeTeX bugs in bidirectional typesetting)

Vafa Khalighi vk489 at uowmail.edu.au
Mon Nov 21 13:28:05 CET 2016

Hi David

Sure \textdir works in vertical mode in luatex but luatex's behavior is buggy. For instance, consider the following minimal example

{\textdir TRT This} is just a test.


As you can see there is no indent at the beginning of the paragraph and that indent is shifted as a space between `This' and `is' which is completely wrong. So to fix it, you have to issue a \leavevmode at the start of the paragraph but by doing that, you are already entering horizontal mode.

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