CTAN Update: glossaries

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Thu Feb 28 14:44:47 CET 2008

On Sat, 23 Feb 2008, Nicola Talbot submitted an update to the 



The glossaries package supports acronyms and multiple glossaries.  New entries 
are defined to have a name and description (and optionally an associated 
symbol).  Plural forms can also be specified.  New glossary styles can be 
defined, and preambles and postambles can be specified.  There is provision for 
loading a database of terms, only terms used in the text will be added to the 
relevant glossary.

Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/glossaries
Summary description: Create glossaries and lists of acronyms
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
v1.1 (22 Feb 2008):

   * New package options:

     - numberline: 
       inserts \numberline{} in \addcontentsline when used with
       the toc option.

     - numberedsection: 
       puts glossaries in numbered chapters/sections

     - translate:
       translate=false option prevents glossaries package from
       using pre-supplied translations.
     - description:
       changes definition of \newacronym to allow a description
     - footnote:
       changes definition of \newacronym to use a footnote on
       first use

     - smallcaps:
       changes definition of \newacronym to set acronyms in 
       small capitals

     - dua:
       changes definition of \newacronym to always expand

   * Added \setglossarysection
     - changes the section type used by the glossaries

   * Added listdotted glossary style.

   * No longer uses xspace package; uses amsgen instead.

   * Added \glsname, \glsdesc, \glssymbol, \glsfirst, \glstext, 
     \glsplural and \glsfirstplural.

   * Added support for translator package.

The url for the glossaries FAQ is now http://theoval.cmp.uea.ac.uk/~nlct/latex/packages/faq/glossaryfaq.html
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Thanks for the upload.

 For the CTAN Team
   Rainer Schöpf

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