[pdftex] Matthias Eckermann's 'Parallel'

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 5 15:27:37 CEST 2001

> Firstly apologies in advance if this is not 'strict' pdfTex.

you'ld reach a wider audience, probably, if you were to post to
comp.text.tex for issues like this.

> Am trying to set two anguage versions of a text on facing pages, so that they 
> can be compared (i.e. each paragraph has to start (or be cented) opposite the 
> paragraph of its translation). (For a pdfLaTex set book.)
> Matthias Eckermann did some useful work on 'Parallel' and implied in the 
> documentation that he foresaw tackling some further challenges. But I've not 
> found anything post-1997. Mail to him at Munich Uni bounces.
> Anyone know any other neat solutions and/or if M.E. is still 
> working/maintaing the original package?

i've not heard anything from him.  i did some derived work (for
parallel 2-language texts) for a client, which appears on ctan in
macros/latex/contrib/supported/nrc, but it doesn't do parallel pages
either.  i can see how it might be done, using the basic concepts of
parallel.sty, but it's going to be somewhat challenging.

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