[ekdosis] ekdosis v1.0

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 16:26:22 CEST 2020

This is wonderful.  Thank you!

Regarding the oscillating pagebreak problem, we had the same issue in


Professor Dominik Wujastyk

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


On Sat, 29 Aug 2020 at 02:32, Robert Alessi <alessi at robertalessi.net> wrote:

> Dear members of the list,
> ekdosis v1.0
> ============
> As some of you may have noticed, ekdosis v1.0 was published on July
> 14th.
> As I was progressing in the documentation, I had occasions to improve
> existing functions and add new features, the most important of which is
> a new option 'maxentries' to \DeclareApparatus.  This option is
> summarized here:
> http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/luatex/latex/ekdosis/ekdosis.pdf#section*.22
> and described in detail here:
> 10
> http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/luatex/latex/ekdosis/ekdosis.pdf#section.9
> 'maxentries' allows to set a limit to the number of entries per page
> that a given layer of critical notes may accept.  This is particularly
> important in complex editions when critical notes are very abundant in
> number.  In some instances, ekdosis may oscillate indefinitely between
> different sets of page decisions without being able to settle down.
> In such cases, a simple \pagebreak immediately gets the editor out of
> trouble, and this solution may be the way to go when only a hanful of
> \pagebreak are needed for the whole edition text.  However, with
> 'maxentries', ekdosis will take care of automatically inserting the
> breakpoints between pages whenever the number of entries on a given
> page reaches the value set as 'maxentries'.[1] It must not be too
> small or to big, but once the correct value has been found, it may be
> deemed as the 'magic number' of the edition for ekdosis should then
> always take the right decisions.
> ekdosis v1.1
> ============
> At the time of writing, ekdosis v1.1 is complete and should be
> published in the days to come.  This release provides a new set of
> commands for inserting editorial notes such as conjectures and
> emendations.  It also introduces \DeclareSource to declare sources
> available in print in libraries.  As a consequence, \DeclareScholar
> should now be restricted to declaring persons to go within
> <listPerson> and <sourceDesc> in the TEI header.  This is why it has
> been extended to accept optional arguments such as 'forename',
> 'surname', etc.  This is very convenient as it allows at the least to
> declare oneself as a person responsible for emendations, corrections
> and conjectures!
> ekdosis v1.2
> ============
> This one should be out in a couple of weeks.  It will allow for
> milestone elements.  Then I will focus on poetry, correspondence,
> alignment and segmentation.  Most of the code is ready, but I still
> need to perform intensive testing before merging it into the master
> branch.
> With best wishes, and happy TeXing!
> Robert
> Footnotes:
> [1]  By the way, I mistakenly wrote 'maxnumber' instead of
> 'maxentries' in three places in the current documentation.  Sorry about
> that.
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