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CTAN package update: biblatex 0.3

Date: September 24, 2006 9:11:16 PM CEST
Philipp Lehman writes: > I've uploaded `biblatex.tar.gz' to the incoming directory of the UK > node. This is an update for macros/latex/exptl/biblatex. i've installed the files as requested; i will update the catalogue just as soon as i find the catalogue server has returned to the land of the living :-( meanwhile, users may browse the package by way of the old catalogue entry: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/biblatex.html thanks for the update, Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team > ABOUT > > 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. > > RELEASE NOTES > > See the file `RELEASE' for release notes. > > CHANGES > > * Renamed citation style `authortitle' to `authortitle-terse' > * Renamed citation style `authortitle-comp' to `authortitle-cterse' > * Renamed citation style `authortitle-verb' to `authortitle' > * Added new citation style `authortitle-comp' > * Citation style `traditional' now supports `loc. cit.' > * Added package option `date' > * Added package option `urldate' > * Introduced new data type: literal lists > * Renamed \citename to \citeauthor > * Renamed \citelist to \citename > * Added new \citelist command > * Renamed \printlist to \printnames > * Added new \printlist command > * Renamed \indexlist to \indexnames > * Added new \indexlist command > * Renamed \DeclareListFormat to \DeclareNameFormat > * Added new \DeclareListFormat command > * Renamed \DeclareListAlias to \DeclareNameAlias > * Added new \DeclareListAlias command > * Renamed \DeclareIndexListFormat to \DeclareIndexNameFormat > * Added new \DeclareIndexListFormat command > * Renamed \DeclareIndexListAlias to \DeclareIndexNameAlias > * Added new \DeclareIndexListAlias command > * Renamed \biblist to \thename > * Added new \thelist command > * Renamed \bibfield to \thefield > * Renamed \savelist to \savename > * Added new \savelist command > * Renamed \savelistcs to \savenamecs > * Added new \savelistcs command > * Renamed \iflistundef to \ifnameundef > * Added new \iflistundef test > * Renamed \iflistsequal to \ifnamesequal > * Added new \iflistsequal test > * Renamed \iflistequals to \ifnameequals > * Added new \iflistequals test > * Renamed \iflistequalcs to \ifnameequalcs > * Added new \iflistequalcs test > * Renamed \iflistequalstr to \ifnameequalstr > * Added new \iflistequalstr test > * Renamed \ifcurrentlist to \ifcurrentname > * Added new \ifcurrentlist test > * Entry type alias `conference' now resolved by BibTeX > * Entry type alias `mastersthesis' now resolved by BibTeX > * Entry type alias `phdthesis' now resolved by BibTeX > * Entry type alias `techreport' now resolved by BibTeX > * Entry type alias `www' now resolved by BibTeX > * Added new custom fields `lista' through `listf' > * Changed data type of `location' > * Changed data type of `origlocation' > * Changed data type of `publisher' > * Changed data type of `institution' > * Changed data type of `organization' > * Modified values of `gender' field for `jurabib' compatibility > * Modified and extended `idem...' keys for `jurabib' compatibility > * Improved \addtocategory > * Removed formatting command \mkshorthand > * Added field formatting directive `shorthandwidth' > * Added documentation of \shorthandwidth > * Removed formatting command \mklabelnumber > * Added field formatting directive `labelnumberwidth' > * Added documentation of \labelnumberwidth > * Removed formatting command \mklabelalpha > * Added field formatting directive `labelalphawidth' > * Added documentation of \labelalphawidth > * Renamed \bibitem to \thebibitem > * Renamed \lositem to \thelositem > * Modified \AtBeginBibliography > * Added \AtBeginShorthands > * Added \AtEveryLositem > * Extended `showkeys' compatibility to list of shorthands > * Added compatibility code for the `hyperref' package > * Added package option `hyperref' > * Added package option `backref' > * Added special field `pageref' > * Added command \ifhyperref > * Added command \bibhyperlink > * Added field formatting directive `bibhyperlink' > * Renamed \ifandothers to \ifmorenames > * Added new \ifandothers test > * Removed field `moreauthor' > * Removed field `morebookauthor' > * Removed field `moreeditor' > * Removed field `morelabelname' > * Removed field `moretranslator' > * Removed field `morenamea' > * Removed field `morenameb' > * Removed field `morenamec' > * Updated documentation at various places > (see the changelog in biblatex.pdf for pointers) > * Expanded documentation > (see the changelog in biblatex.pdf for pointers) > * Modified internal BibTeX interface > * Fixed some typos in the manual > * Fixed some bugs

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
Version3.13a 2019-08-31
Copyright2006–2012 Philipp Lehman
2012–2019 Philipp Lehman, Joseph Wright, Audrey Boruvka, Philip Kime
MaintainerPhilip Kime
Philipp Lehman (inactive)

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