READ.ME (lexitex) NOTE: A near complete re-draft of this package, to be called `the Camel Citator', is now in progress. The new package consists of two files, camel.doc and law.doc. You will also need the beta version of the LaTeX2e index.sty by David Jones. All of these files can be fetched from rumple.soas.ac.uk:/pub. Alternatively, try the WWW page http://rumple.soas.ac.uk/~fbennett/, and follow the links from there. LexiTeX is a LaTeX2e style package for simplifying the in- footnote citation styles required by major law journals. A list of citations is entered at the top of the document (or included using \input), and references are made by nickname tags, in a fashion similar to the normal usage of the \cite command. Nickname references expand into context-sensitive cross-referenced citations, which conform to the Harvard `Blue Book' style with respect to typeface, punctuation and cross-referencing form. Tables of authorities can also be easily produced. LexiBib is a BibTeX style that exports citations from a BibTeX- format database in the syntax required for digestion by LexiTeX. This allows documents containing context-sensitive citations to be prepared in much the same way as bibliographies and reference tags are produced using standard BibTeX. LexiBib is currently `under construction', but it is now beyond the mere-novelty stage of development. The style has only recently been shifted to LaTeX2e; please report any problems, so they can be dealt with promptly. These utilities are distributed as two files, lexitex.doc and lexibib.doc respectively. To extract the files and print the documentation you will need the docstrip and doc utilities distributed as part of LaTeX2e. Type `latex docstrip', or whatever command will process the docstrip.tex file on your system, and follow the prompts. You want to process the file call `lexitex' (or `lexibib'), with extension `doc', using option `driver', to a file with extension `drv'. Then type `latex lexitex.drv' or `latex lexibib.drv', and watch the chips fly. Extraction of lexitex.doc takes about 10 minutes on a 33mhz 486 running a big TeX on the Linux operating system. On DOS-based systems it will probably take much longer. Once everything is extracted, you can edit the files lexitex.man and lexibib.man to your taste, and print the documentation. There is very little of this for LexiBib at present, but it will come if I receive feedback from users or prospective users. LexiTeX will eventually be released in a LaTeX2e version, but I can't say when. This largely depends on when LaTeX2e becomes available for use with NTT-JTeX, since the entire reason LexiTeX was developed in the first place was for the typesetting of mixed-text Japanese and English documents for publication. Upgrades to both of these packages will be released from time to time. If you have a problem or a question concerning them, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org; I'll be happy to help. Cheers, Frank Bennett SOAS Law Department Thornhaugh Street London WC1H 0XG Tel: (071)323-6351
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lexitex – Footnote-style citations for law journals
A predecessor of the camel system.
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