CTAN update: dashrule 1.2

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Aug 9 22:44:29 CEST 2009

On Sunday, 9 August 2009, Scott Pakin submitted an update to the



It should soon be at your favorite mirror.

Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/dashrule
Summary description: Draw dashed rules
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
The dashrule package makes it easy to draw a huge variety of dashed
rules (i.e., lines) in LaTeX.  dashrule provides a command,
\hdashrule, which is a cross between LaTeX's \rule and PostScript's
setdash command.  \hdashrule draws horizontally dashed rules using the
same syntax as \rule, but with an additional, setdash-like parameter
that specifies the pattern of dash segments and the space between
those segments.  Because dashrule's rules are constructed internally
using \rule (as opposed to, e.g., PostScript \specials) they are fully
compatible with every LaTeX back-end processor.

Version 1.2 of dashrule fixes a bug (reported by Piazza Luca) that
prevented \hdashrule from working properly within a tabular cell and
adds support for empty dash patterns for more consistency with
PostScript's setdash command.


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 .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team,

     Joachim Schrod

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