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Re: Creating a dictionary for my conlang in LaTex

From:Carsten Becker <post@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 4, 2004, 15:15

From: "Aleksander Helgaker" <madlovik@...>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 10:26 PM
Subject: Creating a dictionary for my conlang in LaTex

> High guys. Just wondering how you guys suggest I go round creating a > dictionary for my conlang Madlovik. Because I want to print it etc, I've > been thinking about using LaTex. Can you recommend this? Where can I find > info and suggestions on writing a dictionary for my conlang? > > NOTE: I've never used LaTex before so I'll need some good info on that to. >
As has been suggested to me when I asked a question about LaTeX (indeed with big L, T and X): You'd better ask this on the LaTeX for Conlangers list at If you use Windows, download & install MikTeX (, full installation prefered (but it's ~100MB to download!). As a second, look for tutorials, that's all I can say. Well, I could mail you the comprehensive and big one I read through, it's a good tutorial I think, but it's in German, unfortunately :( To give you an idea of how something like that might look like: \documentclass[oneside]{book} \usepackage[margin=2.5cm,a5paper]{geometry} \usepackage{times,hyperref,longtable,tabularx} \title{ \Huge \textbf{\textsc{Title here!}}\\[1.0cm] \date{} \author{} \begin{document} \maketitle <== it's not necessary, \title, \date and \author is neither. \newpage \begin{center} \begin{longtable}{p{2cm} p{3.5cm} p{3.5cm}} <= Defines column widths! \textbf{a.} & auch & \textit{also}\\ <= "&" is the cell border \textbf{adj} & Adjektiv & \textit{adjective}\\ \textbf{adv} & Adverb & \textit{adverb}\\ \textbf{Akk.} & Akkusativ & \textit{accusative}\\ \end{longtable} \end{center} \end{document} And look into your private inbox - I've sent you the LaTeX Command Reference coming with LaTeX. Carsten Becker --------------------------------------------------


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