[texhax] Anyone using ledpar?

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed Apr 8 09:25:05 CEST 2009

Sorry, I cannot go deep into the matter right now (like analysing the sample).

I know ledpar only from discussion with Peter Wilson, and I believe that it 

Unfortunately, Peter Wilson has quit maintenance of the package, but 
perhaps he is willing to send you his test file that convinced him that it 

There might be an alternative with *ednotes* instead of ledmac ... (I could 
write a "ledmac-style interface" for ednotes ...) One ednotes user managed 
to use parallel.sty at the same time, but complained that it was hard work 
with Perl. And I saw a forum discussion about using parallel.sty with 
lineno.sty (again, it was not straightforward), which gives some hope for 
ednotes as well ... I am looking for sponsors so I could clear up the 
matter ...

Good luck,


At 16:04 07.04.09, Yannis Haralambous wrote:
>I need to typeset parallel texts with critical apparatus. The package
>parallel works fine for parallel texts but it processes footnotes at
>then end of each paragraph, and that will often be the wrong page. The
>package ledpar is advertizing exactly this: parallel texts with
>critical apparati and footnotes.
>When I tried it, nothing worked... EIther the documentation is wrong,
>or ledpar is vaporware. I wrote:
>\begin{Leftside} ... left side text ... \end{Leftside}
>\begin{Rightside} ... right side text ... \end{Rightside}
>as written in the manual, and I got both texts in a *single* column
>(instead of two columns). Only when I inserted the command \stanza
>(taken from ledmac and normally used only for poetry, which is not my
>case) in the (Left|Right)side environments I got two columns (but also
>a bunch of error messages). Up to that point the result is satisfying.
>But footnotes do *not work at all*, they remain inside the text.
>Has anyone used ledpar with parallel texts *and* footnotes and
>critical apparatus? I would be very curious to see an example that
>Any other idea about how to solve that problem? It is quite tricky
>since vertical material is added on both columns as well as from the
>bottom (footnotes etc.).
>Thanks in advance
>PS. I attach a small test file, illustrating the error messages and
>the failure of footnote.
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