[pdftex] Two column Greek / English
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Sun Jul 8 09:31:03 CEST 2007
On Saturday 07 July 2007 9:52 am, Richard Davies wrote:
> Trouble is the left hand column must be in Greek and the right hand column
> in English.
I tried various approaches to a similar problem -that is typesetting parallel
Because I wished to keep each paragraph opposite the corresponding paragraph,
I ran a system that made a PDF for each paragraph. I then assembled these
'images' so that they fell neatly against each other.
(So this doe creep back onto the PDF list ....).
It was slow: 'cooking' several hundred PDFs and assembling them
into one file was best left to run overnight.
Multiple inclusion of the same fonts. I've already discussed this
on this list (but I used a PDF ->-PS->-PDF route to
clean out the multiple embeddings (at one per paragraph it
I had short paragraphs, and the text itself was translated statute law,
so it was acceptable to break each page at the nearest
paragraph ending (also the paragraphs were as
I said, short). It may look messy for a novel!
(For the same reason I had to cut each ITEM of itemized lists
into a single PDF file (and make sure they indented
I have seen it suggested that one should adjust textwidth to try and keep
the vertical height used by different languages the same (to stop annoying
vertical spaces). Certainly adjusting font size looks very messy (lines no
Would say that if you want a simple, if slow solution that requires little
knowledge of 'all the underlying stuff' then moving blocks of PDF as images
around gives very neat results.
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