[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 
> block.
> 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
voice - 717-731-6707 | Fax - 717-731-6708

--------------------- Info ---------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
           & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Post: <mailto:MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list