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CTAN update: bib2gls

Date: November 6, 2021 9:46:22 PM CET
Nicola Talbot submitted an update to the bib2gls package. Version number: 2.8 2021-11-05 License type: gpl3+ Summary description: Command line application to convert .bib files to glossaries-extra.sty resource files Announcement text:
* Support for new features of mfirstuc v2.07: - sentence case (firstuc) and title case now recognise \MFUskippunc. (This should be used to skip leading punctuation.) - title case now recognises \MFUwordbreak. * new dual field 'dualdescription' * new selection option 'selected before' * new resource options: - save-from-alias - save-from-see - save-from-seealso - save-crossref-tail - save-definition-index - save-use-index - format-integer-fields - format-decimal-fields - secondary-match-action - secondary-match-op - secondary-match - secondary-not-match - encapsulate-sort - prefix-only-existing - save-principal-locations (synonym for save-primary-locations) - principal-location-formats (synonym for primary-location-formats) * issue #10: explicit ranges with identical start and end should collapse to a normal location https://github.com/nlct/bib2gls/issues/10 This has led to new switches: --collapse-same-location-range (default) --no-collapse-same-location-range * issue #12 Primary locations need to be retained not merged (save-primary-locations=remove) https://github.com/nlct/bib2gls/issues/12 This has led to new switches: --retain-formats --no-retain-formats * bug fix: @entry missing required name/description results in "null" saved in the field value. This has been changed to an empty string (but the warning about the missing field remains). * bug fix: selection=all doesn't show see and seealso lists in locations https://github.com/nlct/bib2gls/issues/9 * bug fix: integer sort method should cast to int https://github.com/nlct/bib2gls/issues/11 * bug fix: indexplural default name incorrect when parent field set https://github.com/nlct/bib2gls/issues/13
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Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau --

bib2gls – Command line application to convert .bib files to glossaries-extra.sty resource files

This Java command line application may be used to extract glossary information stored in a .bib file and convert it into glossary entry definition commands.

This application should be used with glossaries-extra.sty’s ‘record’ package option. It performs two functions in one:

  • selects entries according to records found in the .aux file (similar to bibtex),
  • hierarchically sorts entries and collates location lists (similar to makeindex or xindy).

The glossary entries can then be managed in a system such as JabRef, and only the entries that are actually required will be defined, reducing the resources required by .

The supplementary application convertgls2bib can be used to convert existing .tex files containing definitions (\newglossaryentry etc.) to the .bib format required by bib2gls.

Packagebib2gls
Version2.9 2021-11-22
Copyright2017–2021 Nicola L. C. Talbot
MaintainerNicola Talbot

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