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CTAN sub­mis­sion – big­foot bun­dle for crit­i­cal edi­tion type­set­ting

Date: Fe­bru­ary 23, 2004 4:38:02 PM CET
----- For­warded mes­sage from David Kas­trup ----- I have up­loaded files suf­fix.dtx, suf­fix.ins, and README to the in­com­ing/big­foot di­rec­tory. They are the first of what is sup­posed to be­come a larger batch of files in the big­foot bun­dle that is pri­mor­di­nar­ily con­cerned with pro­vid­ing many of the mech­a­nisms needed for crit­i­cal edi­tion type­set­ting. The other files of the suite are avail­able via CVS in work­able state, but are still un­der­go­ing heavy change and are not yet doc­u­mented, so I don't want to up­load them right now. Poin­t­ers to the CVS are given in the README (which also ex­plains the cur­rent state of af­fairs). The files are sup­posed to be placed into CTAN:macros/la­tex/con­trib/big­foot di­rec­tory and are li­cenced un­der the GPL (ver­sion 2 or later). Sorry that most of the suite is yet avail­able only by CVS. Here is the README file: This is the big­foot bun­dle for crit­i­cal edi­tion type­set­ting and other con­cerns, writ­ten by David Kas­trup (mailto:dak at 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 should pro­vide re­leased ver­sions once they are fit for gen­eral con­sump­tion. 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: suf­fix.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=suf­fix Run­ning TeX on suf­fix.ins will gen­er­ate fur­ther files from `suf­fix.dtx'. 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.sty: Work in progress, CVS only. Used for keep­ing coun­ters sorted in or­der of page ap­pear­ance and mak­ing num­ber­ing per page pos­si­ble. big­foot.sty: Work in progress, CVS only. 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. ----- End for­warded mes­sage ----- Thanks for the up­load. I in­stalled the new pack­age's as sug­gested in CTAN:tex-archive/macros/con­trib/big­foot Rein­hard Zierke for the CTAN team

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.

Ver­sion2.1 2015-08-30
Main­tainerDavid Kas­trup



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