[OS X TeX] Typesetting classical Arabic commentary
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Thu Aug 26 09:18:55 EDT 2004
On Thursday, August 26, 2004, at 04:38 AM, Musa Furber wrote:
> A typical Arabic commentary is of the format
> (A) abcdef (B) abcdef ...
> where the primary text is printed within parenthesis and the
> commentary without.
> It is common to have the primary text printed alone in the margin and
> the commentary (along with the primary text) within the main text
> I looked at LEDMAC. From what I can tell, I could use LEDMAC for this
> if I can turn off line numbering, footnote reference numbers, and
> print the entire basic text (chunk by chunk) in the lemas.
What's not working about using marginpars?
Hmm, the Memoir class has a ``sidebar'' which fills from top to bottom
--- have you tried that?
Should the text in the margin be continuous? How should paragraphs be
If you could post a small text sample which exhibits some of the
special cases it should be possible to work something up (though I
really think ledmac should be customizable enough).
William Adams, publishing specialist
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