CTAN Announcements | 1 May 11:02 2009
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CTAN update --- the fonttable package v1.3

peter wilson <herries.press@...> wrote:

>     I have uploaded fonttable.tar.gz to UK incoming. Please use this
> to replace the current macros/latex/contrib/fonttable. The
> distribution is under the LPPL.
> 
> From the README:
> 
>     The fonttable package enables you to print a table of the
> characters in a font (a font table), and/or some sample text.
> 
>     This, in package form, is a poor man's version of nfssfont.tex
> 
> Changes in version 1.3 (2009/04/30)
> o Fixed a major bug related to redefining \:

i have installed the new version as requested, and brought the catalogue
repository into line; thanks for the update.

users may view the catalogue entry at
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/fonttable.html
or browse the package directory at
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fonttable/

(the catalogue entry will be updated overnight; the change will include
editorial correction ;-)

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team
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CTAN Announcements | 3 May 12:50 2009
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CTAN Update: tikz-timing

On Sat, 2 May 2009 Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the

  tikz-timing

package.

Tikz-timing provides macros and an environment to generate timing diagrams 
(digital waveforms) without much effort.  The TikZ package is used to produce 
the graphics.  The diagrams may be inserted into text (paragraphs, \hbox, etc.) 
and into tikzpictures.  A tabular-like environment is provided to produce larger 
timing diagrams.

Location on CTAN: /graphics/pgf/contrib/tikz-timing/
Summary description: Update to version 0.4
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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This update brings the following improvements and new features:

Timing Characters:
 * Multiple identical characters are now combined: DDDd -> 3.5D
   This improves the graphical quality for zoomed screen display 
   and reduces the output file size. State dependent characters 
   like 'T' and 'C' (toggle, clock) are not combined.
 * Lowercase characters are no longer handled by own macros but 
   by the macros for the uppercase characters which are called with 
   the half width. This reduces the number of needed macros significant.
 * Added special character `N' to add nodes at the current 
   position of the timing diagram.
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CTAN Announcements | 3 May 12:56 2009
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CTAN Update: svn-prov

On Sun, 3 May 2009 Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the

  svn-prov

package.

The package introduces Subversion variants of the standard LaTeX macros 
\ProvidesPackage, \ProvidesClass and \ProvidesFile where the file name and date 
is extracted from Subversion Id keywords.  The file name may also be given 
explicitly as an optional argument.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/svn-prov/
Summary description: Update to v1.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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This release adds a \DefineFileInfoSVN macro, which defines
the version, revision, date and info text of the package,
class or file as macros with the form \packagename <at> version,
\classname <at> version or \filename.ext <at> version, respectively.
The used name can be overwritten using an optional argument,
which is useful if the package name includes non-letters.
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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/svn-prov/
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=svn-prov
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
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CTAN Announcements | 3 May 15:46 2009
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CTAN package update: CircuiTikz

my upload daemon has been excited again, this time by:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Name of contribution: CircuiTikz
> Author's name: Massimo Redaelli
> Location on CTAN: /graphics/pgf/contrib/circuitikz
> Summary description: Draw electrical networks with TikZ
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Version 0.2.1 of the unofficial circuit-drawing package for Tikz.
> 
> Changes:
> - added support for op-amps
> - new options arrowmos and noarrowmos for drawing arrows in pmos and nmos

i've installed the new version and updated the catalogue entry; thanks
for the upload.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/circuitikz.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/contrib/circuitikz

the catalogue entry will change in a small way (to recognise this
update), overnight.

Robin Fairbairns
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CTAN Announcements | 4 May 16:27 2009
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CTAN Update: fancytooltips

On Mon, 4 May 2009, Robert Marik submitted an update to the

  fancytooltips

package.

The package was inspired by the cooltooltips package.  In contrast to 
cooltooltips, fancytooltips allows inclusion of tooltips which contain arbitrary 
TeX material or a series of TeX materials (animated graphics) from an external 
PDF file.  To see the tooltips, you have to open the files in Adobe Reader.  
The links and JavaScripts are inserted using eforms package from the AcroTeX 
bundle.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/fancytooltips
Summary description: fixed bug from previous version
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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Fixed bug which caused that some tooltips (on the top of the
page) appeared on previous page.
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This package is located at 
   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/fancytooltips
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=fancytooltips
(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 .
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CTAN Announcements | 4 May 20:29 2009
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New CTAN package: tolkienfonts

the upload daemon, here, claims:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> 
> Name of contribution: tolkienfonts
> Author's name: Ariel Barton
> Location on CTAN: fonts/
> Summary description: Virtual fonts for writing easily with Tolkien's tengwar and cirth scripts
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> The virtual fonts in this package allow the user to easily write
> English, Quenya and Sindarin in several modes with J.R.R. Tolkien's
> tengwar, cirth, sarati and valmaric scripts, using freely available
> TrueType fonts found on the internet. 
> 
> Support is at very nearly the highest possible level; the point of
> this package was to avoid bizarre spellings or lots of special
> commands. 
> 
> Fonts supported are Tengwar Annatar, Cirth Erebor, Sarati and Valmaric
> Eldamar, and (with a little more work) Tengwar Parmaite, Eldamar,
> Noldor, Quenya and Sindarin. 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks for the upload; i've installed the files and made an entry in the
ctan catalogue.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
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CTAN has a new package: draftmark

This package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your
favorite mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: draftmark
Author's name: Ahmed Musa
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/draftmark
Summary description: Put draftmarks on select pages intelligently
License type: nocommercial

Announcement text: 
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This package puts a user-specified draftmark on pages of documents. It 
is more general than the package 'draftwatermark' by Sergio Callegari. 
The advantages of this package over 'draftwatermark' include: the user 
can specify his own draftmark and color, the draftmark position, the 
page (all pages, odd pages, even pages, a particular page number, and 
a range of pages) on which the draftmark should appear, and all the 
options are passed directly to package instead of being defined by 
macros. There is also the provision to use the macro \draftmarksetup, 
which can be used to specify draftmark properties for each page or 
range of pages. With the 'xcolor' package (loaded by this package), 
all colors (including 'white', shades like 'red!75!green!50', and 
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CTAN update: tikz-timing

This package has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should within a day be at your 
local mirror.

Thanks,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: tikz-timing
Author's name: Martin Scharrer
Location on CTAN: /graphics/pgf/contrib/tikz-timing/
Summary description: Update to version 0.4a
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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This update adds a \tablerules macro to add booktabs-like
table rules to a tikztimingtable. The default style of
inline nodes has been changes from empty to
'shape=coordinate' which should be better suited for the
standard application of this feature. A further example
showing the use of inline use to draw marker lines and
\tablerules has been added.
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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/contrib/tikz-timing/
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CTAN Announcements | 5 May 22:39 2009
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CTAN package update: achemso

and so, up pops another billet-doux from my upload daemon:

> Name of contribution: achemso
> Author's name: Joseph Wright
> Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/achemso
> Summary description: Support for submissions to American Chemical Society Journals
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> v3.2b:
>  - New "email" option to prevent printing e-mails
>  - Bug fix for non-superscript citations
>  - Added better compatibility with v3.1 configuration files

thanks for the upload.  i've installed the new version and updated the
catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/achemso.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive//macros/latex/contrib/achemso

the catalogue entry on the web will be updated (ever so slightly)
overnight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team
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CTAN update: TeXcount

This package has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should within a day be at
your local mirror.

Thanks,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: TeXcount
Author's name: Einar Andreas Rødland
Location on CTAN: /support/texcount
Summary description: Perl script for counting the words in LaTeX documents
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
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Version 2.2 of TeXcount adds support for handling Unicode
(UTF-8) encoded documents, thus able to handle non-Latin
alphabets such as Greek and Hebrew, and special options for
counting the characters of Chinese and Japanese texts. The
script, including these new features, is available as a
web-service at
   http://folk.uio.no/einarro/Comp/texwordcount.html
where additional support (FAQ) is also provided.
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This package is located at 
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