[XeTeX] RTL Arabic footnotes + line numbers for critical edition
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jun 22 17:28:53 CEST 2005
On 22 Jun 2005, at 7:52 am, Bernd Carl wrote:
> Footnoted in ArabTex do definitly not work. At least that's an
> official statement made by Prof. Lagally, the Author of ArabTex (I
> hope he is still working on it)
> In Xetex I tried a regular footnote in Arabic text. I placed a
> footnote inside the Arabic example the Xetex distro is bundled with.
> I certainly won't stard my edition without knowing for sure that
> footnotes work. Something like ednotes or ledmac would be the best
> solution but plain footnotes are okay too.
Footnotes can definitely be done in Arabic text using XeTeX.
Some effort will be needed to override the default formatting of the
footnotes (e.g., to make them right-to-left paragraphs, select an
appropriate font, place the footnote callers properly, etc). How to
go about this would depend on the package (plain, LaTeX, ledmac,
etc...) you're working with; you might need to enlist the help of an
experienced macro writer if that's not something you're confident to
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