Sebastian Rahtz | 1 Feb 12:39 1999
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hyperref 6.46 -> 6.47

There was a bad error in the dvipdfm driver of hyperref 6.46. Please
get a new version from CTAN if

 - you use dvipdfm
or
 - you distribute the package

sebastian

Reinhard Zierke | 1 Feb 15:37 1999
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CTAN Submission -- MonTeX update

> From: Oliver Corff <corff@...>
>
> Less than a week after the original release of MonTeX IIa.02.02
> I come forth with version IIa.02.03 which has significantly
> improved handling of Mongolian transliteration (handles now
> native umlaut symbols if available), allows pretty displays
> of Mongolian transliteration symbols, and has, last but not least,
> a greatly enhanced user manual with alphabetic command reference.

Thanks for the update - I installed it on dante.ctan.org replacing the
previous version in CTAN:tex-archive/language/mongolian/montex

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

Reinhard Zierke | 2 Feb 08:51 1999
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CTAN Submission -- fancyref

> From: Axel Reichert <reich@...>
>
> I have uploaded to ftp.dante.de the file fancyref.tar.gz
> containing fancyref.sty, a LaTeX package for fancy cross-referencing.
>
> I recommend installing the files in the directory
>
>   /tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/supported/fancyref

Thanks for the submission.  I installed it on dante.ctan.org aka ftp.dante.de
as suggested.

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

Robin Fairbairns | 2 Feb 12:01 1999
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Re: CTAN Submission -- Sauter

Jeroen Nijhof writes:

> I have uploaded sauter.tar.gz to ftp.tex.ac.uk. It is an update of the
> Sauter package.  It shoud replace CTAN:fonts/cm/sauter. Currently,
> sauter is a link to sauter24; please delete sauter24 and the link and
> install the files under sauter.
> As J\"org Knappen announced a while ago, there's a new maintainer now (me).
>
> From doc/description:
>
>   John Sauter has prepared a bunch of ``alternate parameter files''
>   that make it possible to generate the Computer Modern fonts at any
>   point size.  I have looked at some of them and think they are pretty
>   good (better than the magnified versions). With the Sauter fonts you
>   also get things like {\Huge $\longrightarrow$} right. The Sauter
>   parameters are usefull in the range from 4 to approximately 40 pt,
>   but become unreliable at larger sizes.
>
>
> From doc/relase2.5:
>
>   The release 2.5 of the Sauter tools to generate true sized fonts
>   contains the following news:
>
>   * Support for LaTeX2e up to at least 1998/06/01. fontmath.cfg
>     now reads fontmath.ltx, so it should be in sync with whatever
>     version of LaTeX is used. fonttext.cfg can handle both lower case
>     and mixed case names of the encoding definition files.
>
>   * A new directory make-mf with tex files for generating metafont
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Sebastian Rahtz | 3 Feb 16:27 1999
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another competion - identify this description of style sheets

Is this:

 The use of style sheets in an electronic publishing system is
 described. A style sheet is a collection of formatting information,
 such as font and tabs in a textual document. The style sheets
 described herein are applied to individual display regions (controls)
 on a page. Unlike previous systems, the display regions in this system
 do not contain any text at the time the style sheet is
 applied. Rather, the text, or other media such as graphics, is poured
 into the display region when the title is rendered on the customer's
 computer.

a) a legalese description of LaTeX
b) a jotting by Brian Reid from the 1970s
c) a hitherto undiscovered manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci
d) the summary of a patent recently given  to corporation *******
e) a research proposal from the University of Laputa

Sebastian Rahtz

Rainer Schoepf | 5 Feb 11:47 1999
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Re: CTAN Submission -- First Steps sample files

George Gratzer writes:

 > (a) I have uploaded to
 >
 > ftp.dante.de
 >
 > into the
 >
 > /incoming/FirstSteps
 >
 > directory 18 small text files.
 >
 > (b) The list of files I uploaded is in the file named Contents.
 >
 > (c) These are sample text files for my forthcoming book: First Steps
 > in LaTeX (Birkhauser/Springer).
 >
 > (d) I request that you create a directory
 >
 > /info/FirstSteps
 >
 > and move the files there.
 >
 > I would like to thank you for the service you provide.
 >
 > Greetings,
 >
 > George
 >
 > George Gratzer
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Sebastian Rahtz | 5 Feb 16:35 1999
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Volunteers to document TeX Live 4?

I would like to ask for a volunteer to take over the entire
documentation aspect of TeX Live 4. I think it is important that the
next release of this CDROM not be delayed beyond mid April (ie
delivery of master disk at the end of March), and I really don't think
I can manage some of the work.

The task is:

 - to review the current documentation and rewrite it as needed
 - to generate new documentation as needed
 - to get others to help as needed
 - to contact all the LUGs and liaise with them to get material
   translated as needed
 - to get the documentation ready in .tex, .html, .dvi and .pdf
 - to liaise with me over what is actually on the CD :-}

this is not a fun job, and needs someone who is both pretty familiar
with the setup, but who is also able to write for beginners (or can
find someone to do that)

Volunteers?

I apologize in advance for the wide broadcast of this message!

Sebastian Rahtz

Sebastian Rahtz | 5 Feb 16:35 1999
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Volunteers to document TeX Live 4?

I would like to ask for a volunteer to take over the entire
documentation aspect of TeX Live 4. I think it is important that the
next release of this CDROM not be delayed beyond mid April (ie
delivery of master disk at the end of March), and I really don't think
I can manage some of the work.

The task is:

 - to review the current documentation and rewrite it as needed
 - to generate new documentation as needed
 - to get others to help as needed
 - to contact all the LUGs and liaise with them to get material
   translated as needed
 - to get the documentation ready in .tex, .html, .dvi and .pdf
 - to liaise with me over what is actually on the CD :-}

this is not a fun job, and needs someone who is both pretty familiar
with the setup, but who is also able to write for beginners (or can
find someone to do that)

Volunteers?

I apologize in advance for the wide broadcast of this message!

Sebastian Rahtz

Robin Fairbairns | 5 Feb 18:14 1999
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Re: CTAN Submission -- relenc

lars hellström writes:

> (a) My upload was to ftp.tex.ac.uk.
>
> (b) I have uploaded into the relenc subdirectory of /incoming. It should
> contain the files:
> >2sidedoc.sty
> >README
> >reldemo.tex
> >relenc.dtx
> >relenc.ins
> >relenc.tex
> >t1renc.dtx
> >t1rzcm.fdd
> >zcmr8d.tfm
> >zcmr8d.vf
> >zcmr8d.vf2
> >zcmr8d.vf3
> >zcmra.tfm
> >zcmra.vf
> >zcmra.vf2
> >zcmra.vf3
>
> (c) Extract from README:
> >What in my opinion is one of the most irritating limitations with the
> >standard encodings used with LaTeX today is that they either have very
> >few slots available for ligatures or offer no way in which LaTeX can make
> >use all those accented character glyphs that fonts usually come equipped
> >with. The relenc package makes it possible to get around this by
> >introducing the concept of a relaxed encoding. Unlike normal encodings,
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Sebastian Rahtz | 6 Feb 16:02 1999
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hyperref 6.48 - `naturalnames' option

I am releasing a new version of the hyperref package on CTAN today;
this adds a new option "naturalnames", which may solve some problems
that have been reported.

hyperref output has to assign a unique name to each `anchor', and
these names are constrained in HTML and/or PDF (eg no spaces or
brackets allowed). It is tempting to simply use eg \thesection, but
some styles redefine this to put spaces in, and so on.  The package
therefore normally makes up its own names for document elements like
sections or figures, based on their simple arabic number. But
sometimes people deliberately restart numbering sequences, and ensure
uniqueness by assigning their own prefix, eg

 \setcounter{section}{0}
 \renewcommand\thesection{A\arabic{section}}

The new `naturalnames' option has been introduced to allow such people
enough rope to hang themselves. It simply uses eg \thesection and
\thefigure, and it is up to the author to ensure these generate
unique, and legal, names.

Perhaps not all hyperref users realise that you can *turn off* all
redefinition of LaTeX internals, and reply on explicit links you put
in yourself, with the option "implicit=false".

Another long-standing problem has also been fixed. You can now
redefine \maketitle to put out PDF document info commands, and they'll
work (I changed them to happen \AtEndDocument). Thus this:

\let\article <at> maketitle\maketitle
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