Are you on 1.5 yet? 1.5 has bidi support, doesn't it?

Peter

On 08/01/2010, at 8:48 AM, J.Pietschmann wrote:

> On 07.01.2010 12:28, Vincent Hennebert wrote:
>> And this is only half of the story. Changes also need to be made to the
>> layout engine: character re-ordering, BIDI implementation, glyph
>> shaping, etc.
> 
> On top of that, (many?) modern PDF viewers support BIDI while
> older ones usually don't. Which means, if FOP does BIDI for PDF
> output itself in order to guarantee proper rendering, each
> character has to be individually positioned, which bloats the
> file and could break search and maybe copy&paste too.
> Or could we simply ignore PDF viewers incapable of rendering
> r-l text properly?
> 
> J.Pietschmann

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