The ekdosis package – README file
ekdosis is a LuaLaTeX package designed for multilingual critical editions. It can be used to typeset texts and different layers of critical notes in any direction accepted by LuaTeX. Texts can be arranged in running paragraphs or on facing pages, in any number of columns which in turn can be synchronized or not. In addition to printed texts,
ekdosis can convert
.tex source files so as to produce
TEI xml compliant critical editions. Database-driven encoding under LaTeX then allows extraction of texts entered segment by segment according to various criteria: main edited text, variant readings, translations or annotated borrowings between texts. It is published under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.
Notice to the Gentle Reader
The current state of this documentation covers the basics of
ekdosis, namely what should be enough to start a new document and see how it works. v1.0 with a full documentation should be out by the end of July. Until then, there is a web page that can be accessed, http://www.robertalessi.net/ekdosis, with a mailing list that one can subscribe to and a section entitled “Literature” where one will find some slides and a paper submitted to a journal.
License and Disclamer
ekdosis – Typesetting TEI xml Compliant Critical Editions
Copyright ⓒ 2020 Robert Alessi
Please send error reports and suggestions for improvements to Robert Alessi:
comments, feature requests, bug reports: https://gitlab.com/ralessi/ekdosis/issues
mailing list, support: http://www.robertalessi.net/mailman/listinfo/ekdosis [mailing list archives]
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
This release of ekdosis consists of the following source files:
License Applicable to the Documentation
Copyright ⓒ 2020 Robert Alessi
The documentation file
ekdosis.pdf that is generated from the
ekdosis.dtx source file is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, as follows:---
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled “GNU Free Documentation License”.
'latex ekdosis.ins'to produce the
To finish the installation you have to move the
ekdosis.luafiles into a directory where LaTeX can find it. See the FAQ on
texfaq.orgat https://texfaq.org/FAQ-inst-wlcf for more on this.
Development, Git Repository
Browse the Code
You can browse ekdosis repository on the web: http://git.robertalessi.net/ekdosis
From this page, you can download all the releases of
ekdosis. For instructions on how to install
ekdosis, please see above.
Comments, Feature Requests, Bug Reports
Download the Repository
ekdosis development is facilitated by git, a distributed version control system. You will need to install git (most GNU/Linux distributions package it in their repositories).
Use this command to download the repository
git clone http://git.robertalessi.net/ekdosis
A new directory named ekdosis will have been created, containing
Make an account on https://gitlab.com and navigate (while logged in) to https://gitlab.com/ralessi/ekdosis. Click Fork and you will have in your account your own repository of
ekdosis where you will be able to make whatever changes you like to.