I would ask if it is possible to label a word in order to show his line number outside the apparatus in reledmac package, like is explained here Using reledmac, and referring to page and line numbers outside the \beginnumbering, but using alphabetic numbering. Currently it refers to the relative label with an arabic number, altough the lineation style is set to alphabetic with \linenumberstyle{alph}:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, twoside, draft]{article}





Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor\edlabel{tempor} incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat


\edlineref{tempor} tempor %note that it gives "2", not "b" as intended.


Thank you very much!

  • that is obviously a bug, that I will solve quickly.
    – Maïeul
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 9:53
  • I also noted that using \edlabelS{yourlabel}…\edlabelE{yourlabel} and \SEref{yourlabel} gives the correct alphabetic lineation
    – qwertxyz
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 11:04
  • yes, because that call the macro used to print the line number in critical footnote.
    – Maïeul
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 11:11
  • I have fixed the bug on my computer. I have just to do changelog and to submit it to CTAN, this afternoon, after eating.
    – Maïeul
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 11:11
  • Great! Helpful and timely as always! Thank you :)
    – qwertxyz
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 11:13

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I have just send on CTAN a v.2.16.6 of reledmac and v2.14.4 of reledpar, which fix this problem.

  • I downloaded the new version and it works correctly as intended. Thank you!
    – qwertxyz
    Commented Nov 15, 2016 at 15:29

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