# [XeTeX] Bidipoem for dialogue poetry

Gareth Hughes garzohugo at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 17:26:28 CEST 2010

```Paul Isambert wrote:
> That one is harder. Line number are no simple matter with traditional TeX.
> Question: does bidipoem starts a new paragraph with every line? Then
> something might be doable with \everypar.
> Just try this in the poem environment: \everypar{test}. If ``test''
> appears at the beginning of every line, then I might try to find a
> solution.

Hmm. Within the environment \everypar has no effect, but given outside
the traditional poem, but within the font changing environment, it
prints on each line including the  the 'zeroth' line. I'm not sure if
this is the right way to do this, how might this work?

Gareth.
```