CTAN has a new package: bracketkey

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Sep 24 23:25:13 CEST 2009

This package will be at your local mirror in a day.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: bracketkey
Version number: 1.0
Author's name: Christoph Heibl
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/
Summary description: A LaTeX class for producing bracketed identication keys

Announcement text:
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The use of bracketkey is explained below. See also the example in
Malva.tex for how to use bracketkey.

1. Use \begin{key}{<text>} and \end{key} to define the
bracketkey environment.

2. The second argument of \begin key can be used to pass
an abbreveated (genus) name to the 'name' command.

3. The two alternatives of each couplet are defined by:

<backref> is an integer which refers to the previous couplet
number, in case that the current and the previouos couplet
numbers are not consecutive.

4. Each 'lead' command is followed by a 'name' command:

\name{<text>}{<text|integer>}{<text>}

<text> in the first argument is set in boldface. It can be used
for taxon ranks which do not require italized writing.

<text> in the second argument is set in italics. It typically
takes names of genus rank and below. Alternatively, <integer>
refers to the next couplet.

<text> in the third argument is set "as is". It can be used to provide
authority names.
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This package is located at
http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bracketkey