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I would like to create a document with two different types of footnotes, ideally separated verticaly : one for critical aparatus (with a,b,c as footnote marks), and a second set for commentaries (with numbered footnote marks).

It would look a little like that : Artscroll Hebrew Bible

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Will the layout be always like this? That is, you always have two sets of footnotes on every page? Or, could some pages have only one set of footnotes but not the other? Also, does the size of the footnote blocks differ, or are they fixed? – Werner Mar 9 '13 at 2:41
@Werner Ideally the two zones would not necessarly appear on every page and would not have a fixed dimension, but if there is no other way I could do with fixed zones. – Tonton80 Mar 9 '13 at 3:46

Actually I found out that the Ledmac package can do this pretty easily.

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Would you please add a simple example? – egreg Mar 9 '13 at 10:15
You should take a look on the successor package eledmac. – Speravir Mar 9 '13 at 21:08

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