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LaTeX2e Release Newsletters

The most recent version of LaTeX is nominally dated 2019/10/01 (it may additionally have a patch-level associated with it).

Due to the small number of changes these days new releases will appear at irregular intervals, normally once a year. If you are in need of some immediate bug fix you may try the Git Repository of the source code.

Starting with the 2015/01/01 release we provide a "latexrelease" package that allows you to emulate older (or newer) versions of the format without regenerating it from scratch; see ltnews22 for further details.

Note: ltnews18 doesn't exist.
By mistake we incremented the issue number twice moving directly from 17 to 19.

The newletters are individually available below. A document with all available issues bundled together in their historical order is ltnews.pdf.

Release date LaTeX2e News issue (PDF) Important Topics covered
2019/10/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 30 Bug fix release with with ; LaTeX development formats; Unicode now allowed in labels, file names and other places; improvements to filecontents, robustify many commands; further changes to base, tools, and amsmath
2018/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 29 Bug fix release with with changes to base, tools, and amsmath
2018/04/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 28 LaTeX now on GitHub; Bug report policy change; UTF-8: new default input encoding; General rollback concept for packages; Changes to base, tools, and amsmath
2017/04/15 LaTeX2e News Issue 27 ISO Date support; TU encoding improvements; Hyphenation and default language; Small code updates
2017/01/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 26 eTeX support now required; Default encodings for Unicode engines; Updates to amsmath and tools packages; New latexbug package; Vertical spacing in old documents
2016/03/31 LaTeX2e News Issue 25 LuaTeX support; amsmath maintenance now done by the LaTeX Project Team; Small code updates
2016/02/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 24 LuaTeX support; Unicode engines; East European accents; \ShellEscape
2015/10/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 23 LuaTeX support; Extra floats; Comma accents; inputenc and multicol updates
2015/01/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 22 Bug-fix policy change; Introduced latexrelease package; Kernel updates (incorporating all bug fixes from fixltx2e package); l3build used to build and test distribution
2014/05/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 21 Bug-fix release; New fltracepackage; Code updates in several areas
2011/06/27 LaTeX2e News Issue 20 Bug-fix release; Code updates in several areas
2009/10/15 LaTeX2e News Issue 19 New SVN code repository for LaTeX
2005/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 17 Small LPPL update (1.3c); New guide on font encodings; Code updates in several areas
2003/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 16 10 years of LaTeX2e; The LaTeX Companion 2ed
2003/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 15 LPPL 1.3 now officially approved license; Unicode input support; Smaller enhancements
2001/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 14 Babel 3.7 released; Latin9 encoding support; New trace package; Some expl3 experimental packages published
2000/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 13 AMS-LaTeX 2.0 released; Switch to yearly kernel releases; Latin4 encoding support
1999/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 12 LPPL 1.2 released; New fixltx2epackage
1999/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 11 New math font encoding developed
1998/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 10 Five years of LaTeX2e
1998/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 09  
1997/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 08  
1997/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 07 Bug policy on standard classes; \normalsfcodes
1996/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 06  
1996/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 05  
1995/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 04  
1995/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 03  
1994/12/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 02  
1994/06/01 LaTeX2e News Issue 01