biblatex software style
This directory contains the reference
biblatex implementation of a bibliography style extension that includes software-specific BibTeX entries.
The key files are the following:
software.bbxfor the bibliography style extension
software.dbxfor the data model extension to support the new entries
french-software.lbxfor the localization
software-biblatex.stythe LaTeX package to include for using the style as an extension
The distribution contains other material, for demonstration purposes, and for more advanced use.
Full documentation of the style, with a description of the new entries and fields and detailed examples, is in
software-biblatex.tex; a compiled PDF version is included as
software-biblatex.pdf for ease of reference.
We recall briefly here the two main approaches available for using this style extension.
Using the software biblatex style as an extension
The simplest way to use this style is to follow the example given in the file
sample-use-sty.tex that shows how one can extend any existing
biblatex style by simply doing the following:
- pass the
datamodel=softwareoption to the
- load the software biblatex style with
- set software specific bibliography options using the macro
\ExecuteBibliographyOptions; the options with their default values are as in
This approach is extremely simple: it only requires that you include the relevant files mentioned above in the directory where your LaTeX file is located.
Generating biblatex styles that include the software entries
It may be useful to generate a new biblatex style that includes support for the software entries right away.
A simple mechanism is provided for this use case:
- add to the
stublistfile the names of all the existing styles one needs to extend
make biblatex-stylesto produce new style files, with an added
+swsuffix, for each of the existing style
- install the newly generated files in the standard path where
biblatexfiles are found
stublist file contains the names of all the standard
biblatex styles. If this approach is followed, then one can load directly the extended file, and the software specific bibliography options become available when loading the
biblatex package directly. See the
sample.tex file for a concrete example.
This material is subject to the LATEX Project Public License version 1.3 or (at your option) any later version.
This style is maintained by Roberto Di Cosmo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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biblatex-software – BibLaTeX stylefiles for software products
This package implements software entry types for BibLaTeX in the form of a bibliography style extension. It requires the Biber backend.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3|
|Copyright||2020–2022 Roberto Di Cosmo|
|Maintainer||Roberto Di Cosmo|
|Contained in||TeX Live as biblatex-software|
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