CTAN update: comprehensive

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Nov 10 16:12:53 CET 2009

This should within a day be at your local mirror.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List
Version number: 11.0
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /info/symbols/comprehensive
Summary description: Symbols accessible from LaTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List is an organized list of over 5900
symbols commonly available to LaTeX users.  Some of these symbols are
guaranteed to be available in every TeX distribution.  Others require
font files that come with some, but not all, TeX distributions.  The
rest require font files that must be downloaded explicitly from CTAN
(http://www.ctan.org/) and installed.  The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol
List currently showcases symbols from 130 separate typefaces.

This new release of the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List (version 11.0)
is a particularly exciting one.  At long last the document has been
fully hyperlinked!  (This was not a simple manner of including a
\usepackage{hyperref}; the document was filled with constructs that
confused hyperref.)  The list contain almost a thousand more symbols
than before (a 20% increase), new "how to" prose in the Additional
Information section, an expanded index with more "see..."  entries,
and other features designed to help the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol
List live up to its name.


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 .

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