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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 packages 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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