[XeTeX] Critical edition with translation on facing pages

Chris Yocum cyocum at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 10:51:03 CET 2012

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I have used ledpar.  It's difficult to use honestly.  I can send
examples to work with but I am thinking of setting up my critical
edition differently now that I have used ledpar.


On 08/02/12 19:03, PETER WILSON wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nathan Sidoli <nathan.sidoli at utoronto.ca> Sent: Feb 8, 2012
>> 12:52 PM To: Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms
>> <xetex at tug.org> Subject: [XeTeX] Critical edition with
>> translation on facing pages
>> I'm wondering if anyone has any experience making a critical
>> edition, with apparatus with a translation on facing pages using
>> XeTeX, LaTeX, etc. I've seen that there a number of packages for
>> doing parallel columns, etc., but they don't seen to produce good
>> results for longer work.
>> If anyone has any experience with a monograph length project,
>> especially one involving diagrams, and such, I would be
>> interested in hearing how you did it.
>> I want to have the text it self on one page with a critical
>> apparatus using ednote or edmac and an English translation on the
>> facing page, with normal footnotes.
>> Obviously, I will need to manually page break the English, to
>> keep it corresponding the source text, but at the moment the only
>> way I can get it to behave nicely is to number all the source
>> page numbers with consecutive odd numbers and all the translation
>> pages with consecutive even numbers and then split up the
>> resulting .pdf file and reorganize the pages.
>> I'm hoping there is a better solution.
> Some people like the ledpar package for this kind of thing,
> although I've never used it myself for anything serious. It needs
> the ledmac package.
> Peter W. (original author of ledpar)
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