LaTeX2e Release Newsletters
The most recent version of LaTeX is nominally dated 2023/11/01 (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.
A document with all available issues bundled together in their historical order is
In addition the newletters are individually available below.
|Release date||LaTeX2e News issue (PDF)||Important Topics covered|
|2023/11/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 38||News from tagging project; new management concept: sockets and plugs; new management concept: document properties and cross-referencing; various smaller changes and improvements to the
|2023/06/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 37||Advances in the tagging project; hooks with arguments; various smaller changes and improvements to the
|2022/11/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 36||Auto-detecting kex/value arguments; various smaller changes and improvements to the
|2022/06/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 35||Document metadata interface; new mark mechanism; key/value approach for options; doc version 3; latex-lab bundle; various smaller changes and improvements to the
|2021/11/15||LaTeX2e News Issue 34||Updates to hook management system; new and improved commands; code improvements & bug fixes in kernel
|2021/06/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 33||Hooks for paragraphs and generic hooks for commands; improved copy & paste; file handling improvements; NFSS improvements; various smaller improvements and bug fixes|
|2020/10/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 32||New hook management for LaTeX;
|2020/02/02||LaTeX2e News Issue 31||L3 programming layer now part of the 2e kernel; improvements and new features for LaTeX font selection (NFSS); various bug fixes|
|2019/10/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 30||LaTeX development formats available; Unicode now allowed in labels, file names and other places; improvements to
|2018/12/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 29||Bug fix release with with changes to
|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
|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
|2016/03/31||LaTeX2e News Issue 25||LuaTeX support;
|2016/02/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 24||LuaTeX support; Unicode engines; East European accents;
|2015/10/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 23||LuaTeX support; Extra floats; Comma accents;
|2015/01/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 22||Bug-fix policy change; Introduced
|2014/05/01||LaTeX2e News Issue 21||Bug-fix release; New
|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
|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
|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;
|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|