Typing metrical schemes

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nate.a
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Typing metrical schemes

Post by nate.a » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:08 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to type out neat metrical schemes in Word (or similar word processing software)?

In the past I have used a combination of "u" for short and "-" for long, however I'd like to be able to type full schemes relatively neatly, as they appear, for instance, in our books (i.e. perfect and in-line).

An example of what I'd like to do can be found in Mastronarde, M. J. (2002). Euripides: Medea, CUP, pp. 190-91.
or
Barrett, W. S. (1964). Euripides: Hippolytos, OUP, p. 168.

An example of "close, but no cigar" would be Parker, L. P. E. (2005). Euripides: Alcestis, OUP, p. 69.

Any help is greatly appreciated! :D

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Re: Typing metrical schemes

Post by bedwere » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:44 pm

I haven't tried myself, but LaTeX is always the way to go for anything related to typing:

metre – Support for the work of classicists

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Re: Typing metrical schemes

Post by nate.a » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:26 am

Thanks!

I'll give it a go.

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