CTAN update: BibArts

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Mon Oct 3 17:59:18 CEST 2022

Timo Baumann submitted an update to the



Version number: 2.5
License type: gpl

Summary description: “Arts”-style bibliographical information

Announcement text:

BibArts is a package to administer bibliographical references in footnotes,
and for creating a bibliography from these references simultaneously;
it requires a program, for which source and Windows executable are provided.


bibarts.sty provides commands for quotation, register keywords,
abbreviations, and especially for a formatted citation of literature,
journals (periodicals), published documents, and unpublished archive

You have to say  \usepackage{bibarts}  in your [file].tex;
then, you can use  \vli{FirstName}{LastName}{The \ktit{Title} etc.}
for full references to literature, and  \kli{LastName}{Title}  for
shortened references.  \printvli  will print your List of Literature.


Changes from BibArts version 2.4 (2022[a]) to version 2.5 (now, 2022b):

(1) You may now put curly brackets around the \ktit{shortened title}, e.g.:

   \vli {K.} {Mayer} {The \textbf {\ktit{Book}}, Frankfurt/M.}.

Older versions, despite \announcektit, did not print  "(cited as ...)"  in
that case.  Now, this error has been fixed, and \vli prints correctly:

      K. Mayer: The Book, Frankfurt/M. (cited as Mayer: Book [L]).

2) bibarts.sty now searches for a full stop at the end of the last argument
of \vli commands.  So, you may set \notannouncektit, and you will get:

      K. Mayer: The Book, Frankfurt/M.

(BibArts 2.5 automatically prints  "."  instead of  ".."  at the end.)

(3) BibArts now supports the name-year system.  In this feature, the last
argument of a shortened reference \kli consists of the year of publication
(instead of a few words from the full title).  In this new system, you also
use \ktit in the full reference \vli, but in the optional *{argument} as:

   \footnote{\vli {J.} {Smith} *{\onlyvoll{\ktit{2022}}} {An Alternative}.}
   \footnote{\kli {Smith} {2022}.}   %% <= automatically prints  IBIDEM.

The \ktit in the *{argument} of the full reference \vli has to be masked by
\onlyvoll; only then, BibArts will print IBIDEM, if \kli{Smith}{2022} is in
the following footnote.  Instead of especially *{\onlyvoll{\ktit{2022}}},
you may use *{\starktit{2022}} as a shorter synonym; also see ba-short.pdf.

After a start of the BibArts program bibsort, and a second start of LaTeX,
\printvli prints the List of Literature from the given name-year example as:

      Smith, J. 2022: An Alternative.

(4) Anyway, \ktit now is no more necessarily in the last argument of a \vli
command.  The new bibsort tells you whether you have always chosen the same
argument (where "arg 3" means the optional *{argument}, and "arg 4" the last
argument).  To get the new features, bibsort, and bibarts.sty, both need to
be updated to version 2.5.  bibsort is sometimes referred to as bibarts-bin.

(5) bibsort now knows further eleven UTF-8 characters (according to the
changes in utf8enc.dfu from version 2021/06/21 v1.2n to 2022/06/07 v1.3c).


Published under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

BibArts 2.5 (2022b):
(C) Timo Baumann, Versions 2.x (2015-2022)


This package is located at

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Erik Braun


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