[XeTeX] Ledpar package problem

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Oct 22 00:58:44 CEST 2008

On 21 Oct 2008, at 11:39 PM, Arash Zeini wrote:

> Hi Karol,
> I am attaching a corrected version of your file. You should be able  
> to compile it now with the desired effect.
> You had several unclosed, and in fact, unnecessary brackets in your  
> file and some '&' characters, which should read \&.
> The main problem, however, is the use of the babel package. Experts  
> on this list will be able to tell you how to use polyglossia  
> instead. For the time being the changes I have made will be  
> sufficient. But you should really be using polyglossia.

While polyglossia is worth considering as an alternative, I don't  
think babel should be a major problem. The corrected file runs OK,  
except for some remaining overfull boxes; this can be corrected by  
adding something like

   \tolerance=5000 % allow looser spacing
   \hyphenpenalty=2000 % discourage excessive use of hyphenation

after \begin{document}. There will be some underfull boxes, but with  
word lengths and column widths as in this sample, that's hardly  


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