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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Nov 22 16:11:22 CET 2016

Am Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:09:49 +0000 schrieb Vafa Khalighi:

> Hi David and Ulrike
> The LuaTeX (omega) model in this case is simply wrong! 

Well as far as I can see the TeX-Xet and TeX--XeT models always put
the parindent box on the *left*. This means this models starts from
left-to-right as the "normal direction" and adds right-to-left as
additional feature on top. From the historical development this is

But if I were part of a right-to-left writing culture I would prefer
a model which tries to handle both directions in the same way and
where writing a right-to-left text doesn't involve tons of codes and
\everypar juggling.  

Ulrike Fischer 

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