CTAN update: biblatex-oxref

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Thu Feb 2 21:49:53 CET 2023

Alex Ball submitted an update to the



Version number: 3.0 2023-02-01
License type: lppl1.3c

Summary description: BibLaTeX styles inspired by the Oxford Guide to Style

Announcement text:

- Improved the handling of legal citations, including a long-overdue 
implementation of the advertised `userb` field behaviour. People relying on the 
old behaviour may have to update their documents, hence the change in major 
version number.

- Updated internals to benefit from more flexible date handling in biblatex.

- Updated internals to remove some issues that blocked translations to other 

- To facilitate unit testing, the examples in the documentation now align with 
the actual output of the styles; previously, some examples contrasted the output 
with the respective text from the source works.

- Fixed bug in oxyear/oxalph styles where entries in the bibliography would be 
sorted by a date other than the one used for the label (thanks to ciandorr for 


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More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Erik Braun


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