[XeTeX] Ledpar package problem

Arash Zeini azeini at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 22 01:53:45 CEST 2008

----- Original Message ----

> From: Jonathan Kew <jonathan at jfkew.plus.com>
> To: Arash Zeini <azeini at yahoo.com>; Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms <xetex at tug.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 23:58:44
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Ledpar package problem
> 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

Thanks for the clarification, Jonathan. While I use babel for my own work and don't have any problems with it, for some reason I thought that polyglossia was the way to go.

>    \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  
> surprising.

As for the word lengths and column widths, I personally think it would make more sense to use the parallel page feature of ledpar rather than the column feature.
Karol, if you want to try this out, just replace






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