In the past, I read in some USFM documentation that there is a namespace \z… reserved for user-defined markers. In my Paratext project, I use several backslash markers for character-level markup, e.g.:
\zd for text that I would suggest to delete, which should be hidden in a draft printout
\zs for suggested text that I want to show in a draft printout
\zh for hidden suggested text
\zgl for grammatical labels (e.g. RC - relative clause) to help me find certain grammatical structures that I want to investigate further. This is also hidden text.
The idea is that my national colleagues in the translation team can see my suggestions right there in the text in Paratext, and don’t have to open any Notes.
Those character styles work just fine on screen. They are displayed exactly as formatted in the custom.sty stylesheet, but they cause PTXprint to throw an error. (By the way, Paratext 9’s “export draft PDF” also throws an error with those markers; it also uses XeTeX to create the pdf file.)
Any suggestions what I could do about this?
(My Paratext project uses USFM 2.)