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New on CTAN: edfnotes

Date: February 17, 2011 7:27:40 AM CET
On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 Uwe Lück submitted the edfnotes package. Summary description: critical annotations to footnotes referring by line numbers License type: lppl Announcement text:
`edfnotes.sty' extends `ednotes.sty' so that you can refer even to footnotes of the edited work by line numbers, building on the accompanying `fnlineno' package in the `lineno' bundle. `ednotes.sty' has addressed “scholarly” critical editions of (hand-written) manuscripts. `edfnotes' additionally supports critical editions of (printed) works with footnotes. The package was developed for an edition of Bernard Bolzano's `Paradoxien des Unendlichen' by Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Tapp – a work with some very long footnotes. As to implementation, certain core parts of ednotes have been reimplemented entirely, this may later migrate into `ednotes.sty' itself. It had been hoped that `edfnotes' could build on the `bigfoot' package. This might have improved (automatic) page breaking and placement of original footnotes and critical annotations (whereas at present, some page breaks need manual trial-and-error solutions). However, analysis of `lineno' and `ednotes' for extending them, as well as many unexpected difficulties, exhausted project resources too early. David Kastrup's \MakeSorted has here been implemented by \inserting annotations to footnotes at the last main text line of a page only, hooking into lineno's numbering mechanism – a nice (\leight-weight" – ?) alternative to David Kastrup's approach. This work of a few weeks was possible due to major support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, organized by Christian Tapp.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/edfnotes . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=edfnotes (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

edfnotes – Critical annotations to footnotes with ednotes

The package modifies the annotation commands and label-test mechanism of the ednotes package so that critical notes appear on the pages and in the order that one would expect.

Copyright2010, 2011 Uwe Lück
MaintainerUwe Lück (deceased)



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