# CTAN has a new package: bracketkey

Date: September 24, 2009 5:25:13 PM CEST
This package will be at your local mirror in a day. Thanks again, Jim Hefferon ............................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: bracketkey Version number: 1.0 Author's name: Christoph Heibl Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/ Summary description: A LaTeX class for producing bracketed identication keys License type: lppl Announcement text:
The use of bracketkey is explained below. See also the example in Malva.tex for how to use bracketkey. 1. Use \begin{key}{<text>} and \end{key} to define the bracketkey environment. 2. The second argument of \begin key can be used to pass an abbreveated (genus) name to the 'name' command. 3. The two alternatives of each couplet are defined by: \leadONE{<backref>}{<text>} and \leadTWO{<text>}. <backref> is an integer which refers to the previous couplet number, in case that the current and the previouos couplet numbers are not consecutive. 4. Each 'lead' command is followed by a 'name' command: \name{<text>}{<text|integer>}{<text>} <text> in the first argument is set in boldface. It can be used for taxon ranks which do not require italized writing. <text> in the second argument is set in italics. It typically takes names of genus rank and below. Alternatively, <integer> refers to the next couplet. <text> in the third argument is set "as is". It can be used to provide authority names.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bracketkey . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/bracketkey (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

## bracketkey – Produce bracketed identification keys

The package provides an environment bracketkey for use when producing lists of species.

 Package bracketkey Version 1.0 Copyright 2009 C. Heibl Maintainer Christoph Heibl

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