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CTAN package update: biblatex 0.4

Date: October 1, 2006 5:38:27 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. Please > purge the old files, install the new ones, and announce the upload as > usual. i have installed the new version, and updated the catalogue. users may browse the package via the catalogue entry: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/biblatex.html that page outlines the package: 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. > RELEASE NOTES > > See the file `RELEASE' for release notes. > > CHANGES > > * Added package option `bibtex8' > * Added package option `sortlos' > * Made `pageref' field local to `bibsection' environment > * Renamed field `labeltitle' to `labelctitle' > * Added new field `labeltitle' > * Added new field `sortkey' > * Removed \iffieldtrue > * Renamed counter `namepenalty' to `highnamepenalty' > * Added counter `lownamepenalty' > * Added command \addlowpenspace > * Added command \addhighpenspace > * Added command \addabbrvspace > * Added command \adddotspace > * Added command \addslash > * Added documentation of \noligature > * Updated and expanded documentation > (see the changelog in biblatex.pdf for pointers) > * Various minor improvements throughout > * Fixed some bugs thank you for the upload, as always... 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.

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Copyright2006–2012 Philipp Lehman
2012–2017 Philip Kime, Audrey Boruvka, Joseph Wright
2018–2023 Philip Kime, Moritz Wemheuer
MaintainerPhilip Kime
Philipp Lehman (inactive)



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