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Texinfo 6.3 released
Texinfo 6.3 released
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 21:47:25 +0100
We have released version 6.3 of Texinfo, the GNU documentation format.
This package contains tools to produce documentation in various
formats, including HTML and PDF, from source files in the Texinfo
format. Texinfo is a text-based format with commands for marking text,
document structuring and indexing. This package also includes programs
for reading and installing files in the Info format, which is another
format into which Texinfo files can be converted.
The release is available at the following locations:
If automatic redirection fails, the list of mirrors is at:
Failing that, you can use the main FTP server:
Or via rsync://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/; some mirrors also support rsync.
The .xz file is smaller, but .gz is provided as well.
Please email any comments to address@hidden
The Texinfo web page: https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/
This is almost identical to the 6.2 release, except that release had a
bug where the Perl extension modules would be disabled. Please ignore
the 6.2 release and use 6.3 instead.
Here is a list of some of the changes since the 6.1 release:
. The commands address@hidden' and
address@hidden' have been removed.
. @-commands are no longer supported within address@hidden'.
. For a couple of characters (opening and closing braces), use glyphs
from the standard TeX math fonts instead of using EC fonts which are
less likely to be installed.
. Use of user-defined macros in the text of an index entry is more
reliable when the text contains Texinfo @-commands.
. @synindex and @syncodeindex have been fixed (broken in the last
. Support added for native UTF-8 support with XeTeX and LuaTeX.
. Support of PDF output with XeTeX improved.
. You can use a new file doc/texinfo-ja.tex for Texinfo documents in
Japanese. doc/short-sample-ja.tex is a sample document. New
support file doc/txi-ja.tex for Japanese.
. Fix handling of compiler options when building Perl extension modules.
. Can now process files whose absolute paths contain space characters,
as long a relative path to the file is given. Better support of
files with unusual characters in their names.
. No longer exits prematurely in some circumstances (due to the script
running under "set -e").
. Bug fixed which made the `--command' and `--tidy' options
. Handling of "invalid" value in infokey file fixed.
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