Re: [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French...

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at
Fri Jan 2 09:19:22 EST 2009

On Jan 2, 2009, at 7:55 AM, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:

> I am looking for the (relatively) simplest way to typeset a French  
> booklet (~50 pages) about kanbun.
> There are basically 5 parts. The first is all in French (preface  
> etc). The second is in French and comes with numerous examples in  
> kanbun. The layout is:
> ----------------
> explanations
> (col 1) transcription and translation
> (col 2) kanbun example
> ----------------
> Then there is an all French part (transcriptions and translations),  
> and an all kanbun part (texts transcribed and translated in the  
> third part). The last part is a series of short biographical  
> notices for the studied text authors.
> The booklet itself was created on a typewriter in 85 and all the  
> kanbun is hand-written.
> With a proper typesetting environment it should be possible to mix  
> more kanbun/Japanese in the French text and considerably prettify  
> the whole thing.
> I've spend pretty much all of yesterday looking for a solution, but  
> since I am not a user of TeX/LateX I was a little lost. What I  
> understood though was that the kanbun part was the most complex,  
> and that is the part I really do not want to mess.
> Any suggestion ?

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