Robin Fairbairns | 1 Feb 10:09 2004

Re: CTAN upload

Kevin Patrick Scannell writes:

>   I have just uploaded version 1.0 of "gahyph.tex",
> containing TeX hyphenation patterns for Irish
> (the two-letter ISO-639 code for Irish is "ga").
> I presume this belongs in 
> It is released under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.

thank you for the upload; i've installed it, as suggested, as
language/hyphenation/gahyph.tex here (it'll make its way out to the rest
of ctan pretty soon).

Robin Fairbairns (who didn't know that country code)

For the CTAN team

Rainer Schöpf | 1 Feb 18:49 2004

Re: CTAN upload notification: SkakNew

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 Ulrich Dirr <ud@...> submitted a package to

 > Name of contribution: SkakNew
 > Suggested location on CTAN: /tex-archive/fonts/chess/SkakNew
 > Summary description: PostScript Type-1 fonts for typesetting chess
 > License type: LaTeX Project
 > Announcement text:
 > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 > PostScript Type-1 fonts for typesetting chess.
 > Based on 'skak' by Torben Hoffmann & Dirk B\"achle and 'chess' by Piet
 > Tutelaers.
 > ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for your upload, I installed the files in directory


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  Rainer Schöpf

Rainer Schöpf | 1 Feb 18:44 2004

Re: CTAN submission -- pdfpages v0.3e

On 31 Jan 2004, Andreas Matthias wrote:

 > I have uploaded the archive file `pdfpages-v0.3e.tar.bz2' to

Thanks for the update, I installed iit in


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  Rainer Schöpf

Rainer Schöpf | 1 Feb 18:46 2004

Re: CTAN submission: hvmaths.sty v1.5

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Walter Schmidt wrote:

 > Several macro packages on CTAN have been updated to fix a
 > common bug regarding the processing of "key-value" options,
 > which could potentially affect the co-operation with other
 > packages:
 > package         version/date       CTAN directory
 > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 > eurosans.sty    v3.1 2004/01/26    fonts/euro/latex/eurosans
 > luximono.sty    2004/01/26         fonts/luximono
 > hvmaths.sty     v1.5 2004/02/30    macros/latex/contrib/psnfssx/hvmath
 > Further minor changes are described in the particular
 > documentation files.
 > The macro package helvet.sty (part of the PSNFSS collection)
 > is still suffering from the same bug.  It will be fixed in
 > the next PSNFSS release, version 9.1b. (Hopefully soon :-)
 > Many apologies for the problems; the long-standing bug was
 > discovered only recently.  See the thread "Problem mit
 > key-value-Paketoptionen" in the news group <de.comp.text.tex>.
 > Walter Schmidt

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  Rainer Schöpf

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Jim Hefferon | 2 Feb 19:18 2004

CTAN has a new package: l2tabufr

A new package has been installed on and it should make
its way to your favorite local mirror in the next day or two.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: l2tabufr
Author's name: Yvon Henel
Location on CTAN: info/l2tabu/french
Summary description: French translation of l2tabu
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
- - ----------------------------------------------------------------------
French translation of l2tabu 1.6
- - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

You can have a look at the package at
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
of CTAN that is near to you; see 

Reinhard Zierke | 3 Feb 14:07 2004

CTAN submission: logpap

----- Forwarded message from Mike Kaufmann -----
I have uploaded a new package on CTAN
Please install it as suggested.

Regards, Mike

Name of contribution: logpap
Name and email: Mike Kaufmann
Suggested location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/logpap
Summary description: Logarithmic Graph Paper with LaTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
The logpap package provides four macros for drawing logarithmic-logarithmic, 
logarithmic-linear, linear-logarithmic and (because it was easy to implement)
linear-linear graph paper with LaTeX.
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed this new package as suggested in

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

Reinhard Zierke | 3 Feb 14:02 2004

CTAN submission -- jurabib package v0.6

A few days ago, I installed a new version of Jens Berger's jurabib
package in CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/jurabib.  Jens added this
text for the announcement of this package:

----- Begin forwarded message -----
Here is a list of the most important changes:

   o  IMPORTANT: The order of optional arguments has changed!
          `natoptargorder' option removed, natbib order of optional
	  arguments is now NEW DEFAULT! There is a compatibility
	  option `jurabiborder' for old documents.
   o  jox.bst is part of jurabib.dtx.
   o  Indexing code completely rewritten (contributed by Stefan Ulrich).
   o  Danish language support added (contributed by Mads Munch Hansen).
   o  Finnish language support added (contributed by Harri Kiiskinen).
   o  Portuguese language support (contributed by Eva and Miguel Costa).
   o  new option `silent', replaces \jbsilent.
   o  new option `dotafter=bibentry' replaces \jbdotafterbibentry.
   o  new option `dotafter=endnote' replaces \jbdotafterendnote.
   o  new option `lookforgender', replaces \jblookforgender.
   o  new option `annotatorlastsep', replaces `colastsep' option.
   o  new option `annotatorfirstsep', replaces `cofirstsep' option.
   o  new option `annotatorformat', replaces `coauthorformat' options.
   o  new option `super' transforms \cite commands to footnotes,
           suggested by Frank Mittelbach.
   o  new option `config=<configfile without extension>', allows to
           switch between configfiles, suggested by Frank Mittelbach.
   o  new command \lookatfortype, allows to determine a list of entry
           types for which the lookat feature should be used
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Reinhard Zierke | 3 Feb 14:12 2004

CTAN submission: the "Bera" fonts

----- Forwarded message from Walter Schmidt -----
I have uploaded the archive file to the 
/incoming directory at  It contains the 
"Bera" Type1 fonts and all files required to use them
with LaTeX on the PC or Un*x platform.  Please, create a
new CTAN directory

and unpack the archive there. (Do not unpack the inner 

"Bera" is a set of three PostScript Type1 font families:

  Bera Serif (a slab-serif Roman), 
  Bera Sans (a Frutiger descendant), and 
  Bera Mono (monospaced/typewriter).  

The fonts were originally created by Bitstream, Inc. in 
TrueType format under the name "Bitstram Vera".  
Malte Rosenau converted them to the Type1 format;  the 
license required that the result was given a different 
name ("Bera").

The "Bera" fonts are released under the same license as 
the original "Vera" fonts (see the file LICENSE).  
Please, evaluate this license to deteemine whether the 
fonts need to be put into the "nonfree" branch of the 
----- End forwarded message -----

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Reinhard Zierke | 3 Feb 14:43 2004

CTAN submission -- Circuit_macros 5.5

----- Forwarded message from Dwight Aplevich -----
Circuit_macros5.5.tar.gz has been copied into the incoming directory
of Its expanded contents are to replace the contents
of graphics/circuit_macros. The copyright is almost public domain.

From the README:
  This is a set of macros for drawing high-quality line diagrams to
  include in TeX, LaTeX, or similar documents.  The macros were
  originally intended for electric circuit diagrams containing
  fundamental elements, amplifiers, transistors, and basic logic gates,
  but several tools and examples for other types of diagrams are also
  included.  The advantages and disadvantages of such a system are
  similar to those of TeX itself, which is macro-based and non-wysiwyg,
  with ordinary character input.

  The macros evaluate to drawing commands in the pic "little language,"
  which is easy to read and learn.  Pic is well suited to line drawings
  requiring parametric or conditional components, fine tuning,
  significant geometric calculations or repetition, or to drawings that
  are naturally block structured or tree structured.  Arbitrary formatted
  text can be included.  Free TeX- and LaTeX-compatible interpreters
  for m4 and pic are readily available.
  Read the manual and view or print the file in the
  examples directory, or for the possibly unstable development version, try

  A collection of examples and hints intended for his colleagues has
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Reinhard Zierke | 3 Feb 14:35 2004

CTAN submission: ppr-prv class update (v0.10)

----- Forwarded message from Mathieu Goutelle -----
I have uploaded an update of the ppr-prv class in /incoming/ppr-prv.tgz
on Please replace all files in
macros/latex/contrib/ppr-prv by the ones in the archive.

This class is used with LaTeX presentations using the prosper class.
ppr-prv stands for "Prosper Preview". The aim of this class is to
produce a printable version of the slides written with Prosper, with
two slides per page.

Changes since previous version are:
 * Use of the 'float' package to declare the 'figure' and 'table'
   floats as non-floating environment ([H] for HERE!) ;
 * I have removed some garbages in the code ;
 * I found an other bug in {from|until|only}Slide macros ;
 * Modifications to be compatible with HA-prosper v3.8 (starred
   version of \tsection macro and \dualslide command). The backward
   compatibility with previous version is unfornately is not assured
   (due to \dualslide).
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed it as suggested replacing the previous
version in CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/ppr-prv

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team