[XeTeX] Arabic prose

Bernd mlist at gmx.de
Fri Jul 1 16:23:12 CEST 2005

Sorry, not prose, I meant poetry.
I'm trying to make one of Abu Nuwas' poems look like a poem.

Musa Furber schrieb:
> On Jul 1, 2005, at 10:54 AM, Bernd wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> has anybody tried to get Arabic prose into shape? I mean classical 
>> Arabic prose, split into two parts and block formatted.
> I'm not sure what you are talking about here since "classic" is so 
> relative.
> If you mean the format commonly used when you have longer text in the 
> middle with a box around it, and a shorter text printed in the margins, 
> I think you will have a difficult time getting LaTeX to do this well; 
> memoir's marginnote and sidepar might do it, though. ConTeXt perhaps, 
> since it is supposed to have ways to link boxes of text.
> If you will settle for the modern version of the above where there is a 
> primary text (
> "a") above and a commentary below, you can write use custom footnote 
> styles where the reference markers are invisible and the footnotes are 
> in paragraph format (try the footmisc package or memoir so you can have 
> multiple streams of footnotes with independent formatting).
> Do you have a specimen you can send? You can email it to me if its less 
> than 300kb.
> Regards,
> Musa
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