# Re: [NTG-context] MetaPost graphics with TRT direction

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:31:48PM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Khaled Hosny wrote:
>> MPost graphics inside TRT direction are placed incorrectly overlapping
>> the text on the right, similar to what we had with \pdfximage (see the
>> attached PDF).
>>
>> This seems to be unrelated to images issue since MPost graphics are
>> inserted as \pdfliteral. I'm not sure if this an engine or macro issue,
>> but I'm guessing the later.
>>
>> Changing the \startMPLIBtoPDF so that the \hbox where the graphics is
>> placed is fixed to TLT direction fixes this, but I'm not sure if it is
>> safe to do so.
>
> for the moment i did
>
> \def\startMPLIBtoPDF#1#2#3#4% watch the transparency reset
>   {\naturalhbox\bgroup
>
> (as \naturalhbox is the official way)
>
> this keeps the internal direction (in textext) the same as the outer one

I didn't know about it, thanks for the tip and the fix.

Regards,
Khaled

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Khaled Hosny
Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
Free font developer


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