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New CTAN package: biblatex 0.1-beta

Date: September 2, 2006 9:25:31 PM CEST
Philipp Lehman writes: > I've uploaded `biblatex.tar.gz' to the incoming directory of the UK > node. This is the initial public release of the biblatex package. I > suggest installing the package in macros/latex/contrib/biblatex. > Thank you very much. > > ABOUT (this is also for the catalogue) > > The biblatex package is a complete reimplementation of the > bibliographic facilities provided by LaTeX in conjunction with > BibTeX. It redesigns the way in which LaTeX interacts with BibTeX at > a fairly fundamental level. With biblatex, BibTeX is only used to > sort the bibliography and to generate labels. Instead of being > implemented in BibTeX's style files, the formatting of the > bibliography is entirely controlled by TeX macros. Good working > knowledge in LaTeX should be sufficient to design new bibliography > and citation styles. There is no need to learn BibTeX's postfix > stack language. Just like the bibliography styles, all citation > commands may be freely (re)defined. > > Apart from the features unique to biblatex, this package also > incorporates core features of the following package's: babelbib, > bibtopic, bibunits, chapterbib, cite, inlinebib, mlbib, multibib, > natbib, splitbib. There are also some conceptual parallels to the > amsrefs package. The biblatex package supports split bibliographies, > multiple bibliographies within one document, and separate lists of > bibliographic shorthands. Bibliographies may be subdivided into > parts (by chapter, by section, etc.) and/or segmented by topics (by > type, by keyword, etc.). The package is fully localized and can > interface with the babel package. > > RELEASE NOTES > > Please be advised that this package is in beta stage and released > for testing only. The architecture of the package, including its > BibTeX interface and even the entry type and field specifications, > is under scrutiny and still subject to change. There are also > several gaps in this manual. TeX distributors are urged not to > consider this package while it is in beta. The version number will > be stepped up to 1.0 as soon as it is considered suitable for > distribution. whew! by agreement with the author, i've installed this major piece of work in the LaTeX experimental tree, macros/latex/exptl/biblatex explore the package on ctan via the catalogue: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/biblatex.html thanks for the upload Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

Bib – Sophisticated Bibliographies in

Bib is a complete reimplementation of the bibliographic facilities provided by . Formatting of the bibliography is entirely controlled by macros, and a working knowledge of should be sufficient to design new bibliography and citation styles. Bib uses its own data backend program called “biber” to read and process the bibliographic data. With biber, Bib has many features rivalling or surpassing other bibliography systems. To mention a few:

  • Full Unicode support
  • Highly customisable sorting using the Unicode Collation Algorithm + CLDR tailoring
  • Highly customisable bibliography labels
  • Complex macro-based on-the-fly data modification without changing your data sources
  • A tool mode for transforming bibliographic data sources
  • Multiple bibliographies and lists of bibliographic information in the same document with different sorting
  • Highly customisable data source inheritance rules
  • Polyglossia and babel suppport for automatic language switching for bibliographic entries and citations
  • Automatic bibliography data recoding (UTF-8 -> latin1, macros -> UTF-8 etc)
  • Remote data sources
  • Highly sophisticated automatic name and name list disambiguation system
  • Highly customisable data model so users can define their own bibliographic data types
  • Validation of bibliographic data against a data model
  • Subdivided and/or filtered bibligraphies, bibliographies per chapter, section etc.

Apart from the features unique to Bib, the package also incorporates core features of the following packages: babelbib, bibtopic, bibunits, chapterbib, cite, inlinebib, mcite and mciteplus, mlbib, multibib, splitbib.

The package strictly requires

Biber, babel / polyglossia, and csquotes 4.4 or later are strongly recommended.

PackageBibLaTeX
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