CTAN Update: bytefield

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Jun 22 23:17:27 CEST 2011

On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 Scott Pakin submitted an update to the



Summary description: Create illustrations for network protocol specifications.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The bytefield package helps the user create illustrations
for network protocol specifications and anything else that
utilizes fields of data.  These illustrations show how the
bits and bytes are laid out in a packet, register, or

Version 2.1 of bytefield includes code due to Renaud Pacalet
for continuing the bit numbering when a word is typeset
split across lines; it gives \\ an optional "length"
argument just like in a tabular; and it makes bit endianness
a full-fledged bytefield option that can be specified once
per document rather than requiring that it be specified in
each individual bytefield environment (although that too is

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
  Rainer Schöpf

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