CTAN Update: nicetext (fifinddo & makedoc)

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Apr 20 20:24:41 CEST 2009

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 Uwe Lück submitted an update to the 

  nicetext package.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/nicetext/
Summary description: string substitution and "txt->TeX" by LaTeX (documenting packages)
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

The NICETEXT bundle offers ``minimal'' markup syntax for restricted
kinds of text: There should not be much more characters typed than 
printed! (though keeping LaTeX quality.) No more backslashes, 
technical terms, and curly braces! (so clumsy on PC keyboards) ...

Main focus now is easy *documentation of LaTeX packages*. 
Preprocessing by 'Perl' or so is replaced by TeX macros 
(reviving/generalizing the 'docstrip' idea). 

'fifinddo.sty' provides setup for txt -> TeX preprocessing macros 
including *expandable* sequences of safe, correct string substitions. 
'fifinddo.pdf' mathematically characterizes wrong substring 
detection by 'substr.sty' as well as by LaTeX's internal `\in@'. 
There is a script language for detecting package code and 
documentation and for supplying plain text with
typographical markup ('makedoc.sty', 'mdcorr.cfg').

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(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 .  
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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