CTAN Update: bidi

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Sep 18 20:10:14 CEST 2011

On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 Vafa Khalighi submitted an update to the



Summary description: Support for bidirectional typesetting in plain TeX and LaTeX.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
1) Documentation for usage of bidi package in Plain XeTeX is added.

2) New command \eqnewif is added that makes old and new bidi conditionals 
identical, e.g. \if at rl and \if at RTL. Generally this new command \eqnewif makes 
two conditionals identical such that whenever first conditional is true, the 
second one is also true and whever the first conditional is false, the second 
contional is also false. For more details see the documentation.

3) Support for lettrine package is added.

4) Support for the new package paracol by Hiroshi Nakashima is added.

This package is located at 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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