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Date:         Sun, 12 May 2002 19:15:56 +0300
Reply-To:     Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Dan Kenigsberg <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: negative logic of scalebox
In-Reply-To:  <[log in to unmask]> from "Tzafrir Cohen" at May 12,
              2002 06:47:21 PM
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> Maybe the directives it adds are: > > [magnification_scale*=2]the content of the box[magnification_scale*=0.5] > > the directives in square brackets are in postscript, and therefore are > applied only after the TeX system, and therefore are anaware of bidi. > > I figure that the bidi support somehow "reverses" some of the text, and > the result is that the two magnification directives are applied in the > reverse order. > > Anybody with some knowledge of postscript? > It seems that your guess is correct! look at the generated postscript below. And thanks to your foresight, I can proclaim that the following correction, that calls scalebox in a left-to-right context, works as expected. Thanks, Tzafrir! (maybe the hebrew support should be patched to do that automatically?) % a working tex example %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \documentclass{letter} \usepackage[english,hebrew]{babel} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \Large זה גדול \\ \LARGE זה גדול מאוד \\ \Huge וזה אמור להיות \L{ \scalebox{2}{\R{ענק}}}. ממש. \begin{otherlanguage}{english} In English this \scalebox{2}{works}. \end{otherlanguage} \end{document} %the failing postscript snippette %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %%Page: 1 1 1 0 bop 3064 787 a Fe(\354\345\343\342)29 b(\344\346)2693 1036 y Fd(\343\345\340\356)35 b(\354\345\343\342)g(\344\346)1025 1285 y Fc(.\371\356\356)50 b(.)2138 1285 y tx@Dict begin CP CP translate 1 2. div 1 2. div scale NET end % % %%%%%%%%%%%%% in hebrew, first 1 2 div scaling, then 2 scaling % 2138 1285 a -291 w Fc(\367\360\362)2138 1285 y tx@Dict begin CP CP translate 2. 2. scale NET end 2138 1285 a 51 w Fc(\372\345\351\344\354)h(\370\345\356\340)h(\344\346\345)518 1718 y Fb(In)61 b(English)g(this)1796 1718 y tx@Dict begin CP CP translate 2. 2. scale NET end % % %%%%%%%%%%%%% in english - the other way around, as it should % 1796 1718 a Fb(w)-5 b(orks)1796 1718 y tx@Dict begin CP CP translate 1 2. div 1 2. div scale NET end 1796 1718 a 949 w Fb(.)1929 5471 y Fa(1)p eop %%Trailer end userdict /end-hook known{end-hook}if %%EOF

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