I had an idea about a translation project. Details are below. Could
anyone tell me if LibreOffice would be appropriate?
Or would some other software be better? I use Linux and I am into free
software. It would be nice to use free software, but it is not necessary.
The project involves translating another language, Sanskrit, into
English. (Sanskrit is like the Latin and Greek of India. But the
original language could be any non-English language with a writing system.)
Each page has the same format:
> The top of the page has a fixed height. It has the original text.
> The bottom of the page has a fixed height. It has the translated text.
> The middle of the page has has a table with four columns, and a
variable number of rows:
>> Column 1 has the words of the original text.
>> Column 2 has a transliteration ("English-like spelling") of the
>> Column 3 shows the pronunciation of the original word, using
characters in the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).
>> Column 4 has the translation of the original word.
It would be good if the software could handle exceptions to the above rules:
> A piece of original text might require two pages instead of just one.
> Depending on the complexity of a piece of original text, I might have
to change the heights of the various top, middle, and bottom sections on
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