texdoc.net

After a bit of an interruption in service, the great texdoc.net is back on-line. For those not familiar, it provides a web interface to the texdoc command from TeX Live/MiKTeX. So you can type in (or link to) a package name and see the current docs: for example http://texdoc.net/pkg/siunitx. The updated site now has TeX Live 2018: the current release of the major TeX system for Linux (which is what the system runs). Many thanks to Stefan Kottwitz for his continued work on this and DANTE for supporting the cost of running the site.

BibTeX futures

Those people on the LaTeX-L list will have spotted a pretty important mail today: bibtex futures: url, doi, ?, posted by Karl Berry.

The key questions raised there are focussed in two areas: whether the core BibTeX .bst files should support url and doi data (and if so how), and whether any efforts should be made to support Unicode data. These are important questions, and I’d encourage everyone to take a look, and to contribute. If anyone wants points raising, but is not subscribed to the list, drop me a mail or leave a comment and I’ll forward it.