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Date:         Thu, 17 Oct 2002 18:32:52 +0200
Reply-To:     Hebrew TeX list <[log in to unmask]>
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From:         Tzafrir Cohen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: problem with eLaTeX + colors
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On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Rama Porrat wrote: > TeX Gurus! > > I could not make the attached elatex (LaTeX-XeT) file work well. > The cyan colorpaints the wrong words. > It works well in the regular LaTeX. The problem is that color directives are postscript directives. They are interpeted by the postscript interpeter (gs, or the printer). Originally you have: \textcolor{cyan}{some ltr text} Which will be translated to: [postscript:make color cyan]some LTR text[postscript:make color black] However, with rlbabel the order of text is reversed. Suppose you have: \textcolor{cyan}{\hebalef\hebbet} This whole paragraph is in right-toi-left mode, so tex here simply reverses everything: [postscript:make color black]{bet}{alef}[postscript:make color cyan] Whereas you really need: [postscript:make color cyan]{bet}{alef}[postscript:make color black] One way around this is to wrap \textcolor with a macro that adds \L and \R \newcommand{\textcolorR}[2]{\L{\textcolor{#1}{\R{#2}}} -- Tzafrir Cohen mailto:[log in to unmask]

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