[Tugindia] what are different tex format availble now?
speter at mac.com
Fri Jun 4 18:00:20 CEST 2004
On Friday, Jun 4, 2004, at 04:15 America/New_York, Ravinder Kumar B.
> Unix/Linux user can use tex or Latex.
> If you use Windows then the following variant of tex can be used
> 1) PCtex available at www.pctex.com/ (commercial)
> 2) MikTex available at www.miktex.org/ (Free distribution)
> I personally found Winedt interface (www.winedt.com) working best
No, no, no. You've conflated things here.
TeX is the typesetting engine (there are alternate engines such as
eTeX, NTS, Omega, pdfTeX).
Plain TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc., are formats (macro packages) built on
top of the TeX engine.
PCTeX, MiKTeX, teTeX, etc., are distributions of the system that
include the engines, formats, and various other packages and tools
(such as MetaFont, dvi viewers, etc.).
The TUG website (http://www.tug.org) has more information about all of
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