[XeTeX] parallel lines for multiple text versions

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Wed Oct 6 21:32:45 CEST 2010

On Oct 6, 2010, at 1:16 PM, Gareth Hughes wrote:

> James Crippen wrote:>
>> A newer and more flexible system is John Frampton’s expex.
>> http://www.math.neu.edu/ling/tex/
>> It works quite well and is very well documented. It uses only TeX,  
>> but
>> works fine in a LaTeX environment.
> This looks nice. Is there a reason why it's not on CTAN?

I think it's officially still beta (although many are using it.)  John  
will put it up on CTAN when it's relatively unchanging in terms of  
actual features and functionality.

I would also recommend it for Adam's requirements, since it would  
probably allow for easy line numbering as well.

With respect to gb4e (actually the relevant part is cgloss4e, which is  
loaded by gb4e) I would generally recommend gb4e over covington, since  
covington doesn't interact nicely with various things.  However, if  
you are using gb4e, make sure you turn off the \automath function,  
which allows you to use _ and ^ in text mode by changing their  
catcodes.  This causes many things to break if you don't know what  
you're doing, and it induces a particularly nasty interaction with  


Alan Munn
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