[texhax] Recommended litterature on TeX and LaTeX

Konstantin Karapetyan cyrtex at photonica.ru
Fri Nov 12 13:41:23 CET 2004


Depending on what you want to learn eventually, you might choose
either the TeXBook for in depth knowledge or one (several) of LaTeX
Companions. I've bought the TeXBook and read it through, but cannot
say it helped me much in the everyday LaTeX usage.

Happy TeXing,


> I was about to buy Knuth's "The TeXbook" and Lamports "LaTeX: A Document
> Preparation System", when I realized those book were quite expensive.
> This does not mean that I will not buy them, but I'd like to ask how the
> other books mentioned in the FAQ compare to the "original" TeX and LaTeX
> works? I have glanced in both books at the local library, so I have a
> vague idea of their styles and contents.

> I'm a (below?) average LaTeX user, with some basic knowledge about TeX,
> so I do not look for the "TeX for Dummies" kind of book.

> Stefan

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