New CTAN package: hepparticles

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at
Thu Dec 2 22:53:57 CET 2004

Andy Buckley writes, through the magic of the upload

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: hepparticles
> Author's name: Andy Buckley
> Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/hepparticles
> Summary description: Macros for typesetting high energy physics particle names
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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> hepparticles is a set of macros for typesetting high energy 
> particle names, to meet the following criteria:
> 1. The main particle name is a Roman or Greek symbol, to be
> typeset in upright font in normal contexts. 
> 2. Additionally a superscript and/or subscript may follow the main symbol.
> 3. Particle resonances may also have a resonance specifier which is
> typeset in parentheses following the main symbol. In general the
> parentheses may also be followed by sub- and superscripts. 
> 4. The particle names are expected to be used both in and out of
> mathematical contexts. 
> 5. If the surrounding text is bold or italic then the particle name
> should adapt to that context as best as possible (this may not be
> possible for Greek symbols).
> A consequence of point 5 is that the well-known problems with
> boldness of particle names in section titles, headers and tables of
> contents automatically disappear if these macros are used.
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> You can have a look at the package at
>   http://
> although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
> of CTAN that is near to you; see 
>   http:// 

Robin Fairbairns

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