Biblatex-software package available


A new biblatex-software package is available that has style extensions for software. The example extensions addresses how to cite software as a general concept, a specific module, a specific version, or a fragment of code. The data fields are more tuned to the needs of the Software Heritage and INRIA but are customizable.


Dear all,

this message is to announce the availability of the  **biblatex-software**  package, that adds support for properly managing software entries in bibliographies for BibLaTeX users. You can find it on CTAN at:

biblatex-software introduces four specific bibliographic entries for describing respectively software, software versions, software modules and code fragments , designed by a dedicated task force at Inria composed of Pierre Alliez, Benjamin Guedj, Alain Girault, Mohand-Said Hacid, Arnaud Legrand, Morane Gruenpeter, Xavier Leroy, Nicolas Rougier and Manuel Serrano together with yours truly.

This is actually a bibliography style extension , which means that one can add support for these four software entry types to any other BibLaTeX style used in documents typeset in LaTeX. It requires the Biber backend, though, so do not try it with pure BibTeX.

Full documentation and examples are included in the package, see in particular

Feel free to use this style, and forward this message to anybody interested.

Contributions are welcome, in particular in the form of localisation strings (english and french are already done) on

All the best


Computer Science Professor
(on leave at INRIA from IRIF/Université de Paris)

Software Heritage E-mail :
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