New CTAN package: xesearch

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Sat Oct 31 12:00:18 CET 2009

just before i went on a few days' excursion, the upload daemon cried
wait! -- and said:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: xesearch
> Author's name: Paul Isambert
> Location on CTAN: macros/xetex/generic/xesearch
> Summary description: A string finder for XeTeX
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> XeSearch finds strings (e.g. (parts of) words or phrases) and
> manipulates them (apply any macro), thus turning each word or phrase
> into a possible command.
> It is written in plain XeTeX and should thus work with any format.
> The main application for the moment is XeIndex, an automatic index for
> XeLaTeX, but examples are given of simple use to check spelling, count
> words, and highlight syntax of programming languages.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks for the upload.

i installed the package just before i went away, and have now created an
entry for the package in the catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

the catalogue entry will appear overnight tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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