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LaTeX3 and Omega

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Fri, 31 Aug 2001 00:29:08 +0300

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     One of the goals of the LaTeX3 project is to   "...provide access to arbitrary fonts from any family (such as the    POSTSCRIPT and TrueType fonts) including a wide range of fonts for    multi-lingual documents and the specialist glyphs required by    documents in various technical and academic areas."    Currently the only typesetting engine capable to provide these facilities is Omega. So, is it reasonable to assume that the LaTeX3 will be actually an Omega format? Moreover, since Omega provides a number of commands that can be used to specify the writting direction, isn't reasonable to expect formatting commands to have an optional writting direction specifier, e.g., \begin{center}[LRL]    arabic or hebrew text \end{center} or even better \begin{center}[Arabic]    arabic or hebrew text \end{center} A.S. **************************************************************** *Apostolos Syropoulos * *snail mail: 366, 28th October Str., GR-671 00 Xanthi, HELLAS * *email : [log in to unmask] * *phone num.: +30-(0)541-28704 * *home page : http://obelix.ee.duth.gr/~apostolo * ****************************************************************