[XeTeX] Critical edition of an Arabic poem with ednote and bidipoem.sty

Gareth Hughes garzohugo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 18:17:40 CEST 2011

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On 23/08/11 16:06, Christopher Braun wrote:
> Dear list members,
> for a critical edition of an Arabic text including poetry I would like
> to use bidipoem, but my ednote commands to edit the apparatus criticus
> do not work in the traditionalpoem-environment. Is there a solution to
> this problem? Moreover, it is not possible to add marginnotes and the
> linenumbering is interrupted.
> Thank you for your help!
> Best wishes,
> Christopher  

Dear Christopher,

Ednote and bidipoem conflict because their environments do similar
things with text layout. There are workarounds, but you have to choose
which package to work with, and then work in features from the other. My
xesyriac package (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wolf2305/xesyriac.html, which
still needs a bit of work) sets Syriac poetry using the traditionalpoem
environment and adds line numbers. It also can add dramatic personae to
dialogue poems. Feel free to use any bits of it that meet your needs.
There's plenty of scope for development of packages that handle this
kind of thing in XeLaTeX. I'm sure Vafa and others will have some
thoughts on the best way to proceed.

Best wishes,

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