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CTAN up­date: HEP­par­ti­cles

Date: De­cem­ber 3, 2014 8:10:40 PM CET
Andy Buck­ley sub­mit­ted an up­date to the HEP­par­ti­cles pack­age. Ver­sion num­ber: 2.0 Li­cense type: lppl Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Macros for type­set­ting high en­ergy physics par­ti­cle names. An­nounce­ment text:
Ver­sion 2.0 is a ma­jor up­date which com­pletely re­works the un­der­ly­ing type­set­tign ma­chin­ery. Sev­eral pack­age op­tions and macros have been re­moved along with this im­ple­men­ta­tion clean-up. Pre­vi­ously hacky im­ple­men­ta­tions of su­per­script & sub­script height con­trol and font con­text styling are now done much bet­ter via the sub­depth pack­age and proper use of NFSS at­tributes and math al­pha­bets. The maybe­math pack­age is no longer re­quired. Also , hor­i­zon­tal place­ments of sub/su­per­scripts in var­i­ous par­ti­cle classes (barred, tilded, bold, sans, up­right, etc.) have been greatly im­proved for the stan­dard Com­puter Modern font and user-set­table macros are now pro­vided to al­low tweak­ing of these po­si­tions for other fonts.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/macros/la­tex/con­trib/hep­par­ti­cles More in­for­ma­tion is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/HEP­par­ti­cles 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 Man­fred Lotz

HEP­par­ti­cles – Macros for type­set­ting high en­ergy physics par­ti­cle names

HEP­par­ti­cles is a set of macros for type­set­ting high en­ergy par­ti­cle names, to meet the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria:

1. The main par­ti­cle name is a Ro­man or Greek sym­bol, to be type­set in up­right font in nor­mal con­texts.

2. Ad­di­tion­ally a su­per­script and/or sub­script may fol­low the main sym­bol.

3. Par­ti­cle res­o­nances may also have a res­o­nance spec­i­fier which is type­set in paren­the­ses fol­low­ing the main sym­bol. In gen­eral the paren­the­ses may also be fol­lowed by sub- and su­per­scripts.

4. The par­ti­cle names are ex­pected to be used both in and out of math­e­mat­i­cal con­texts.

5. If the sur­round­ing text is bold or italic then the par­ti­cle name should adapt to that con­text as best as pos­si­ble (this may not be pos­si­ble for Greek sym­bols).

A con­se­quence of point 5 is that the well-known prob­lems with bold­ness of par­ti­cle names in sec­tion ti­tles, head­ers and ta­bles of con­tents au­to­mat­i­cally dis­ap­pear if these macros are used.

Main­tainerAndy Buck­ley



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