karl at freefriends.org
Mon Feb 21 16:05:47 CET 2005
> 2. Does it matter to know tex well if I want to develop new
It certainly does.
If it does could you tell me what is the best book,
help, documentation for tex (particularly free resources)?
Besides the TeXbook (non-free as Reinhard said), there is TeX for the
Impatient (http://tug.org/ftp/impatient), which is free. But it only
covers plain TeX. Since your message is talking about LaTeX, I doubt
either will be much help. In general, there is depressingly little
information available on writing LaTeX packages (that I'm aware of). I
found Scott Pakin's dtxtut tutorial (on CTAN) to be the most practical.
A list of intro resources is at http://tug.org/begin.html, and a longer
list at http://tug.org/interest.html.
Are you sure that latex or context do not already provide what you
I echo Reinhard here ... latex and context have had many, many, years of
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