[XeTeX] Critical edition with translation on facing pages

gdillon at multnomah.edu gdillon at multnomah.edu
Thu Feb 9 20:24:05 CET 2012

I too have used ledmac/ledpar.  It is a bit complex, but seems to work fine
with texts read from Left to Right.  I've encountered some issues here and
there working with languages read Right to Left while using Unicode character
sets and the polyglossia package.


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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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