[texhax] critical edition of texts

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Aug 4 15:10:39 CEST 2005

Sorry that I see this so late.

Have you recognized that according to the ledmac
README afoot.sty from the arabtex CTAN
directory is necessary (at present)?

Below your question I have placed some earlier
considerations of mine which are probably obsolete.
I typed them before I saw the ledmac README.

Good luck,
Uwe Lueck.

At 16:37 22.07.05, Marouane Ben Miled wrote:
>to edit (critical editions) with arabic typesetting and french parallel 
>translation, I'm using
>ledmac (for the edition), ledpar (for parallel translation), arabtex (for 
>the arab), ledarab (to interface between arabtex and the others).
>I have two difficulties:
>1/ Critical arabic notes (written from right to left) aren't right 
>adjusted. And the notes are ordered from left to right (its even written 
>in the ledarab documentation).
>We should have, from right to left: line numbers + texts :
>------------------------------  %page
>|                                    |
>|                                    |
>|                     _______ | %separation line
>|          <text> : number | %line numbers and  textnotes
>But we obtain, from left to right: line numbers on the left + text
>------------------------------  %page
>|                                    |
>|                                    |
>| _______                     | %separation line
>| number : <text>          | %line number and textnotes
>2/  the other problm is that all the notes of the arabic text (more than 
>one page in the output) are on the first page. We don't have this problem 
>when both the texts (the edited one with its translation) are in latin 
>characters (left to right).
>Thank you if you could help me
>Marouane Ben Miled
I have been told that my ednotes does well
with Arab and Hebrew, but I can't offer (at present)
an analogue to ledmac. May be one could replace
the parallel thing with something like longtable, but
I expect this is clumsy. Or someone has suggested
to "emulate" the parallel thing by making _two_
documents, one for each language, one with even
page numbers, the other with odd ones. Moreover,
you seem to have typed the whole document already,
so changing would raise further difficulties. One could
redefine some commands for ednotes, but (L)EDMACS
\lemma command could not be replaced straightforwardly,
ednotes does this differently. (I have a web page
<http://ednotes.sty.de.vu> briefly comparing ledmac
with ednotes and offering further links.)

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