[OS X TeX] Boustrophedon typesetting?

John McChesney-Young panis at pacbell.net
Thu Mar 24 09:51:47 EST 2005

Linda Lanz wrote in part:

>I was wondering if anyone knows of a package
>that can do boustrophedon typesetting? ... Sometimes it
involves rotating the characters, other times not ...
>It's not urgent, but it is something I'd like to be able to do to
>demonstrate various writing systems to students.

A check of Google groups:



boustrophedon group:comp.text.tex

turned up an unanswered query from 1994 and a possible solution from 
2000, which at least in theory allows you to mirror the characters as 
you said you'd like to be able to do.

If a *TeX option doesn't work out, a fall-back choice might be 
Mellel, which added boustrophedon capability in mid-2003:



Also, it's not quite what you're looking for and I'm probably the 
least-qualified person on the list to offer advice on it, but I 
believe that vim might let you (relatively?) easily switch back and 
forth from L-R/R-L - this might be more than you'd want to deal with, 
unless of course you're already conversant with the program.


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