# 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

bidi

package.

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

Announcement text:
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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.
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This package is located at
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/bidi
http://www.ctan.org/pkg/bidi
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to
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