New package on CTAN: catoptions

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Tue Feb 8 00:20:28 CET 2011

the daemon, for once, comes and greets me (rather than creeping out
while i'm asleep, or whatever...):

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: catoptions
> Author's name: Ahmed Musa
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/catoptions
> Summary description: Preserving and recalling standard catcodes.
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> The 'catoptions' package changes package loading internals so that all
> subsequently loaded packages can rely on normal/standard catcodes of
> all ASCII characters. The package defines canonical control sequences
> to represent all the visible ASCII characters. It also provides robust
> options parsing mechanisms, in addition to many other TeX programming
> tools.

thanks for the upload.  i have installed the package, and created an
entry for it 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 for the first time, at some stage
overnight tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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