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fixltx2e – Patches for LaTeX

LaTeX pol­icy is that things should not change, be­tween re­leases, in a way that will cause in­com­pat­i­bil­ity with old doc­u­ments, or will cause type­set­ting of an un­changed doc­u­ment to change.

Nev­er­the­less, there are prob­lems in LaTeX that it “would be nice” to cor­rect; fixltx2e pro­vides a home for these cor­rec­tions. Cor­rec­tions in the cur­rent ver­sion are:

  • en­sure one-col­umn floats don't get ahead of two-col­umn floats;
  • cor­rect page head­ers in twocol­umn doc­u­ments;
  • stop spaces dis­ap­pear­ing in mov­ing ar­gu­ments;
  • al­low­ing \fnysm­bol to use text sym­bols;
  • al­low the first word af­ter a float to hy­phen­ate;
  • \emph can pro­duce caps/small caps text;
  • fix bugs in \setlength and flush­bot­tom.
The pack­age is dis­tributed as part of LaTeX; the ex­tracted pack­age is sep­a­rately avail­able on the archive (as part of the LaTeX un­packed dis­tri­bu­tion).

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