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This is the bigfoot bundle for critical edition typesetting and other
concerns, written by David Kastrup (mailto:dak@gnu.org).  The complete
package in development can be accessed using the CVS instructions at
<URL:http://sarovar.org/projects/bigfoot>, and
CTAN:/macros/latex/contrib/bigfoot provides released versions.

The whole bundle is released under the GPL version 2 (or later).  Part
of the work has been sponsored or commissioned by various parties
(including TUG), but further functionality and development depends on
your support, financially or by participation.  The author has a
Paypal account which you might consider contributing to.

All of the files (except perpage.sty, for historical reasons) need
eTeX 2 as the LaTeX engine.  Newer distributions already are
eTeX-based; with older distributions you might need to use the
`elatex' command.

File descriptions for available files:

bigfoot.ins: This is a generated file and not in the CVS archive (but
   on CTAN).  If you need to generate it, you can do so by running
   `tex docstrip' and answering the prompts

     \infileext=dtx
     \outfileext=ins
     \Options=installer
     \filelist=bigfoot

   Running TeX on bigfoot.ins will generate further files.

suffix.dtx: This is the doc source for `suffix.sty', a package that
   makes it very easy to define command variants like \macro* or
   \macro\!.  It is included in the critical bundle since typical
   document classes for real critical editions documents will tend to
   want weird signs under handy abbreviations, like \< and \<<, or
   \=>, or things like \footnote' macros, or \footnote<...\footnote>
   with different formatting/numbering and so on.

perpage.dtx: This is the doc source for `perpage.sty'.  Used for
   keeping counters sorted in order of page appearance and making
   numbering per page possible.

bigfoot.dtx: This is the doc source for `bigfoot.sty'.  Used for
   solving every problem around footnotes and then some.  Deals with
   nested footnotes in several apparatus, uses a backtracking
   algorithm for finding the optimal break across several footnotes,
   automatically breaks in-paragraph style footnotes across pages,
   uses fuzzy logic for deciding about when to prefer in-paragraph
   layout to one-footnote-per-paragraph layout on a per-note and
   per-block basis, deals with colors in footnotes even when broken
   across pages, adapts the document class's footnote style to
   in-paragraph footnotes as good as it can, allows customization of
   styles differing across footnote blocks, allows verbatim text in
   footnotes and so on.

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 2608 2006-07-16 02:00:00
bigfoot.dtx 130930 2006-07-16 02:00:00
bigfoot.ins 1219 2006-07-16 02:00:00
bigfoot.pdf 101634 2007-08-13 03:32:00
perpage.dtx 18710 2006-07-16 02:00:00
perpage.pdf 78700 2007-08-13 03:32:00
suffix.dtx 8755 2006-07-16 02:00:00
suffix.pdf 72454 2007-08-13 03:32:00

Down­load the com­plete con­tents of this di­rec­tory in one zip archive (257.2k).

big­foot – Foot­notes for crit­i­cal edi­tions

The pack­age aims to pro­vide a ‘one-stop’ so­lu­tion to re­quire­ments for foot­notes. It of­fers:

  • Mul­ti­ple foot­note ap­pa­ra­tus su­pe­rior to that of many­foot
  • Foot­notes can be for­mat­ted in sep­a­rate para­graphs, or be run into a sin­gle para­graph (this choice may be se­lected per foot­note se­ries);
  • Things you might have ex­pected (such as \verb-like ma­te­rial in foot­notes, and colour se­lec­tions over page breaks) now work.
Note that the ma­jor­ity of the big­foot pack­age's in­ter­face is iden­ti­cal to that of many­foot; users should seek in­for­ma­tion from that pack­age's doc­u­men­ta­tion.

The big­foot bun­dle also pro­vides the per­page and suf­fix pack­ages.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense, ver­sion 2
Copy­right2004-2006 David Kas­trup
Main­tainerDavid Kas­trup
Con­tained inTeXLive as big­foot
MiKTeX as big­foot
Topics foot­note sup­port
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