[OS X TeX] Boustrophedon typesetting?
lindalanz at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 13:56:46 EST 2005
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 06:51:47 -0800, John McChesney-Young
<panis at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Linda Lanz wrote in part:
> >I was wondering if anyone knows of a package
> >that can do boustrophedon typesetting? ... Sometimes it
> involves rotating the characters, other times not ...
> >It's not urgent, but it is something I'd like to be able to do to
> >demonstrate various writing systems to students.
> A check of Google groups:
> boustrophedon group:comp.text.tex
> turned up an unanswered query from 1994 and a possible solution from
> 2000, which at least in theory allows you to mirror the characters as
> you said you'd like to be able to do.
> If a *TeX option doesn't work out, a fall-back choice might be
> Mellel, which added boustrophedon capability in mid-2003:
> Also, it's not quite what you're looking for and I'm probably the
> least-qualified person on the list to offer advice on it, but I
> believe that vim might let you (relatively?) easily switch back and
> forth from L-R/R-L - this might be more than you'd want to deal with,
> unless of course you're already conversant with the program.
> *** John McChesney-Young ** panis~at~pacbell.net ** Berkeley,
> California, U.S.A. ***
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Thank you all very much! I'll try those options and see which ones
work best. My Google searches just came up with a text editor named
Boustrophedon, which wasn't very helpful. I forgot about the Google
If I have any problems, I'll undoubtedly be posting again. I'm not the
most proficient XeTex user....
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