CTAN Updated: bidi

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Jul 14 15:37:05 CEST 2009

On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Vafa Khalighi, having taken over maintainance, submitted an 
update to the 



Location on CTAN: /macros/xetex/latex/bidi/
Summary description: Support for bidirectional typesetting with XeLaTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
This is the new release of the bidi package (v1.0.1). This
version has been tested by me and other people and so
contains a minimum number of bugs  (or known better as XeTeX
limitations). In this version we have fixed all the known
bugs and support for lots of LaTeX packages is added. There
is no real documentation at the moment due to my illness but
if you have any question, then please ask it on the XeTeX
mailing list. There are heaps of examples that will help you
understand how this new version works and what features are
added. Unfortunately it proved almost impossible to support
hyperref and color because of XeTeX limitations. For color
support, you are encouraged to use xecolour package instead
using ordinary color and xcolor packages. Also please note
that when you use longtable package with bidi package, in
RTL mode, your tables will not break when a page is finished
and again this is due to XeTeX limitation. Please note that
you always should load bidi package as your last package.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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