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Sign Language glossing with suitable horizontal Lines

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Postby kabest on Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Hi everyone,

In writing English transcriptions of sign languages, aspects of a sign that involve facial expressions are indicated with a horizontal line above the relevant segment, as shown here:
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Is there a reliable way to match a line segment's length to a portion of text without just guessing?
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Postby nlct on Mon Feb 11th, 2013

You can use \settowidth to compute the width of a portion of text, but you might want to have a look at the gb4e package as that is designed for glosses.

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