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#### Any documentation for TeX and LaTeX programming ?

```Hello

Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX ?

I know there are a lot of documents about using (La)TeX to create books,
but what I need is:
- macro definition and expansion rules
- variables (or registers or boxes or token definition lists),
assignments and expressions (like addition, multiplication)
- control statements (if, switch, for, while)
- console and file input/ouput
and the like, that is I need documentation for TeX as a
(general-purpose) programming language, not just a layout engine.

I hear TeX programming is terribly cryptic and hard to read, and that I
can get the information I want from The TeXbook anyway, but the book is
so much oriented on layout and so little on programming that I have to
wonder if I can find some other text instead.

Of course I do not want to create some large scale GUI application with
TeX, but just to write package.

Thank you,
```
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terminatorul (163)
10/18/2011 3:16:48 PM
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```On Oct 18, 11:16=A0am, Timothy Madden <terminato...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
>
> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX=
?
>
> I know there are a lot of documents about using (La)TeX to create books,
> but what I need is:
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 - macro definition and expansion rules
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 - variables (or registers or boxes or token definition li=
sts),
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 assignments and expressions (like addition, multiplic=
ation)
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 - control statements (if, switch, for, while)
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 - console and file input/ouput
> and the like, that is I need documentation for TeX as a
> (general-purpose) programming language, not just a layout engine.
>
> I hear TeX programming is terribly cryptic and hard to read, and that I
> can get the information I want from The TeXbook anyway, but the book is
> so much oriented on layout and so little on programming that I have to
> wonder if I can find some other text instead.
>
> Of course I do not want to create some large scale GUI application with
> TeX, but just to write package.

At one time, Victor Eijkhout had some class notes available which
touched upon this sort of thing (if I remember correctly). His book
_TeX by Topic_ is still available though:

http://www.eijkhout.net/texbytopic/texbytopic.html

Here's a TUG article on functional programming and teaching it using
TeX:

http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb30-3/tb96hufflen-func.pdf

The LaTeX Project has created the ``expl3 programming language'':

http://www.latex-project.org/papers/eurotex-2005-notes/LaTeX3code.html

and here's a web page on programming in TeX w/ various techniques and
commentary:

http://randomdeterminism.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/tex-programming-the-past-=
the-present-and-the-future/

William
```
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10/18/2011 6:47:54 PM
```On 18/10/11 16:16, Timothy Madden wrote:
> Hello
>
> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX ?
>
> I know there are a lot of documents about using (La)TeX to create books,
> but what I need is:
> - macro definition and expansion rules
> - variables (or registers or boxes or token definition lists),
> assignments and expressions (like addition, multiplication)
> - control statements (if, switch, for, while)
> - console and file input/ouput
> and the like, that is I need documentation for TeX as a
> (general-purpose) programming language, not just a layout engine.

Knuth's _TeXbook_ is the canonical reference for the underlying TeX
language. While Lamport's manual for LaTeX, and the more recent LaTeX
Companion series cover a lot of the constructs used in LaTeX, neither of
them is actually a manual for the programming in LaTeX.

But if you have read and grokked all of the _TeXbook_, you can then
examine the source code of LaTeX and understand most of it :-)

> I hear TeX programming is terribly cryptic and hard to read,

It can be made that way by some programmers; it certainly doesn't need
to be. Personally, I prefer extensive inline documentation (in literate
programming style) and very explicit code, choosing several short but
obvious steps rather than a few more complex ones. Computer scientists
will shudder in horror at the inefficiency of this approach, but I'm not
trying to shave femtoseconds off my execute times at the expense of
being able to understand what I wrote a year later.

> and that I
> can get the information I want from The TeXbook anyway, but the book is
> so much oriented on layout and so little on programming that I have to
> wonder if I can find some other text instead.

Are we talking about the same book here? Knuth certainly uses laid-out
examples to illustrate usage and introduce concepts for the user, but
virtually all the single-bend and double-bend example material is raw
programming.

> Of course I do not want to create some large scale GUI application with
> TeX, but just to write package.

There are several documents about package and class writing. The LaTeX
Companion devotes some chapters to this, and the clsguide package is a
good start. There have also been several papers in TUGboat and the
PracTeX journal on the topic. But these cover package formation, rather
than actual programming.

///Peter

```
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peter2615 (652)
10/18/2011 8:41:47 PM
```"William F. Adams" <willadams@aol.com> writes:

> On Oct 18, 11:16�am, Timothy Madden <terminato...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX ?
>>
>> I know there are a lot of documents about using (La)TeX to create books,
>> but what I need is:
>> � � � � - macro definition and expansion rules
>> � � � � - variables (or registers or boxes or token definition lists),
>> � � � � � assignments and expressions (like addition, multiplication)
>> � � � � - control statements (if, switch, for, while)
>> � � � � - console and file input/ouput
>> and the like, that is I need documentation for TeX as a
>> (general-purpose) programming language, not just a layout engine.
>>
>> I hear TeX programming is terribly cryptic and hard to read, and that I
>> can get the information I want from The TeXbook anyway, but the book is
>> so much oriented on layout and so little on programming that I have to
>> wonder if I can find some other text instead.
>
> At one time, Victor Eijkhout had some class notes available which
> touched upon this sort of thing (if I remember correctly). His book
> _TeX by Topic_ is still available though:
>
> http://www.eijkhout.net/texbytopic/texbytopic.html

or http://mirror.ctan.org/info/texbytopic/TeXbyTopic.pdf

> Here's a TUG article on functional programming and teaching it using
> TeX:
>
> http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb30-3/tb96hufflen-func.pdf
>
> The LaTeX Project has created the ``expl3 programming language'':
>
> http://www.latex-project.org/papers/eurotex-2005-notes/LaTeX3code.html

that's a rather ancient reference.  one could trace the start of the
current renaissance of latex 3 to that meeting, but an *awful* lot has
been done since.

i would rather recommend the current ctan docs of the latex 3 effort:

"interfaces:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/interface3.pdf

the language:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/expl3.pdf

style guide:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/l3styleguide.pdf

> and here's a web page on programming in TeX w/ various techniques and
> commentary:
>
> http://randomdeterminism.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/tex-programming-the-past-the-present-and-the-future/

interesting; i tend not to look at people's blogs (or things like
visagetome), but this one looks worth more detailed consideration.
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge
```
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rf10 (3613)
10/19/2011 8:47:53 AM
```You can also look at TeX-programming-notes that you will find with
pgfplots documentation:

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/contrib/pgfplots/doc/latex/pgfplots

Ignasi
```
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nignasi (27)
10/19/2011 2:46:00 PM
```Timothy Madden wrote:

> Hello
>
> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX ?
>
> I know there are a lot of documents about using (La)TeX to create books,
> but what I need is:
> - macro definition and expansion rules
> - variables (or registers or boxes or token definition lists),
>   assignments and expressions (like addition, multiplication)
> - control statements (if, switch, for, while)
> - console and file input/ouput
> and the like, that is I need documentation for TeX as a
> (general-purpose) programming language, not just a layout engine.
>
> I hear TeX programming is terribly cryptic and hard to read,

Maybe it appears cryptic at the beginning.  But "terribly" and
"hard" seem to be related to sentimental valuations which
came into being due to hearsay. I think often the hardest
autodidactic part is to overcome the daunting effect of such
hearsay.

> and that I
> can get the information I want from The TeXbook anyway, but the book is
> so much oriented on layout and so little on programming

I don't think the TeXbook is all too much oriented on layout.

I think the TeXbook is focused on "describing the factory",
and if I got you right, you seek a source of advice which is
focused on the matter of becoming a good macro-
programmer.

E.g., Chapter 20: Definitions (also called Macros)  is not at all
oriented on layout. Neither are the syntax-rules introduced in
chapter 24: Summary of Vertical Mode in a modified form of
John Backus' and Peter Naur's grammatical notation for the
definition of computer-languages...

[ When I started using TeX, I wasted a lot of time as I tried
to immediately transfer/to immediately apply my knowldege
about concepts of procedural or object oriented programming
languages like pascal, c or c++ or whatever (---e.g. concepts like
"variable", "object", "function" or "procedure") to (La)TeX-related
matters without taking into account the fact that (La)TeX is not
such a  language but a macro-language and thus is somewhat
different in various aspects. In other words: I did not take into
account the fact that (La)TeX was a "factory" entirely different
from the "factories" by then known to me (pascal, delphi, c, c++)
carefully enough, my "attempts at producing" turned out very

D.E.K. put the information he wished to convey to the reader
into rather compressed nonetheless precise wording.
Thus you need to read carefully and you need to be focused
on what is said in each (elliptical) (subordinate) clause in order to
get the full picture and thus to obtain/conclude also those details
that you were interested in when starting to read the book.

Needing to be concentrated and focused at each word makes dull
reading sometimes, but in the TeXbook there are jokes every once
in a while... ;-)

> that I have to
> wonder if I can find some other text instead.

I think there are some other texts.

You can find a lot in the comp.text.tex google-groups-archive.

I also appended a list of my favourite links and pointers to
TeX-usage-related and TeX-programming-related documentation.

Material that can be reached via the URL:  http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/
or via the URL:                            http://ctan.org/tex-archive/
can usually also be reached via the URL:   http://mirror.ctan.org/ .

Afaik the latter URL automatically connects to the CTAN-mirror which is
closest to the location of the computer where the URL was called from.

Sincerely

Ulrich

General
-------

1) The UK List of TeX Frequently Asked Questions on the Web
(UK-TeX-FAQ):
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes

In the UK-TeX-FAQ  there is a section "Documentation and Help"
where you can find links and pointers to many good introductions,
tutorials and references:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=tutorials*

2) The TeX Catalogue by Graham Williams, Topic Index by J�rgen Fenn:
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/bytopic.html

LaTeX
-----

1) Commented source-code of LaTeX2e-format with hyperlink-index
by Heiko Oberdiek:
Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, Alan Jeffrey, Leslie Lamport,
Frank Mittelbach, Chris Rowley, Rainer Sch�pf - The LaTeX2e-sources:

source2e.pdf from latex-tds, module "base".
Single latex-tds-modules can be found on CTAN:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/latex-tds/
source2e.pdf is in module
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/latex-tds/base.tds.zip
(You can get all modules from:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/latex-tds/latex-tds.tds.zip)

2) Martin Scharrer - List of internal LaTeX2e Macros useful to Package Authors
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/macros2e
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/macros2e/macros2e.pdf

3) Karl Berry, Torsten Martinsen, George Greenwade and Stephen Gilmore -
The LaTeX2e help:
http://www.mathematik.uni-marburg.de/~tbauer/latex2e.hlp
(Windows help-file)
http://mirror.ctan.org/help/Catalogue/entries/latex2e-help-texinfo.html
(texinfo-zip and html)

4) Michael Wiedmann - References for TeX and friends:
http://www.miwie.org/tex-refs/

5) David R. Wilkins - Getting Started with LaTeX :
html-format: http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/
pdf-file:    http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/GSWLaTeX.pdf

6) Tobias Oetiker et al. - The not so short introduction to LaTeX 2e:
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/lshort/
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/lshort/english/

7) Indian TeX-group - LaTeX primer:

8) Ki-Joo Kim - How to Create PDF from LaTeX:
http://math.uni.lodz.pl/~czacza/spi/zajecia7-10/doc/latex2pdf.pdf

9) Herbert Vo� - Math mode - v.2.47:
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf

10) Mark Trettin - Das LATEX2e-S�ndenregister oder Veraltete Befehle,
Pakete und andere Fehler (German language)
English translation thereof by J�rgen Fenn - An essential guide to
LATEX2e usage /Obsolete commands and packages:
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/l2tabu/

11) The LaTeX3 Project - LaTeX2e for Class and Package Writers:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/doc/clsguide.pdf

The LaTeX3 Project - LaTeX2e for authors:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/doc/usrguide.pdf

The LaTeX3 Project - LaTeX2e font selection
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/doc/fntguide.pdf

The LaTeX3 Project - Configuration options for LaTeX2e
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/doc/cfgguide.pdf

The LaTeX3 Project - Modifying LaTeX
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/doc/modguide.pdf

12) Scott Pakin - How to Package Your LaTeX Package
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/dtxtut/
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/dtxtut/dtxtut.pdf

TeX
---

1) Donald Ervin Knuth - The TeXBook:
http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/abcde.html
http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/knuth/dist/tex/texbook.tex
(Politics with this file are funny:
The core source-file is freely and publicly available and you are
allowed to look at it for "didactic reasons". But you must not
compile this source-code as the resulting book is protected by

2) Victor Eijkhout - TeX by topic:
Project-Webpage:  http://eijkhout.net/texbytopic/texbytopic.html
TeX sources of the Book: https://savannah.nongnu.org/files/?group=texbytopic
[the tar-file contains a tar.gz-archive containing also the pdf-file]
pdf-file: http://mirror.ctan.org/info/texbytopic
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/texbytopic/TeXbyTopic.pdf

3) David Salomon - An introduction to TeX, part 1, NTG course june 1992
http://mirror.ctan.org/usergrps/ntg/maps/maps08/maps08_i.ps.gz

--------

1) Michael Downes - Around the dangerous bend of TeXbook:

In the years 1991-1994, Michael Downes passed a series of
"challenges/exercises" for public discussion to info-tex
and to comp.text.tex. The discussions were about some very hard
and tricky problems in TeX which are often encountered by
(La)TeX-macro-programmers. He collected and posted summaries of
the best solutions.
You can find the whole collection (all exercises and answers) in
plain-text-format at:
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/aro-bend/
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/challenges/aro-bend
You can find the whole collection (all exercises and answers) in
portable-document-format (pdf) at:
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/challenges/AroBend
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/challenges/AroBend/AroundTheBend.pdf

Here is a quote from his initial posting in 1991:

Proposal for a regular feature:

AROUND THE BEND

With the encouragement of George Greenwade (the INFO-TeX list
owner), I would like to propose a regular department for INFO-TeX,
called `Around the bend'. It will consist of macro-writing
challenges on the level of the dangerous-bend exercises in the
TeXbook, with interested parties invited to collaborate and/or
compete to find the best solution. My motivation for doing this is
partly selfish: to get more feedback from other macro writers
about some of the interesting macro-writing problems that I run
into.

2) TeX Pearl divers site:
http://www-stary.gust.org.pl/pearls/
http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/pearls
Enjoy TeX pearls diving!

Quote from the web-page:

A permanent call for TeX Pearls
What is wanted:
short TeX, MetaFont or MetaPost macro/macros (half A4 page or half a
screen at most), the code should be generic; potentially understand-
able by plain-oriented users, results need not be useful or serious,
but language-specific, tricky, preferably non-obvious, obscure
oddities, weird TeX behaviour, dirty and risky tricks and traps are
also welcome, the code should be explainable in a couple of minutes.
Already collected pearls can be found at this website and archive
GUST materials. All pearl-divers and pearl-growers are kindly asked
to send the pearl-candidates to pearls@gust.org.pl, where
Pawe\l{} Jackowski, our pearl-collector, is waiting impatiently.
The pearls market-place is active the entire year, not just before
annual BachoTeX Conference.

e-TeX-extensions
----------------

1) The NTS Team, Peter Breitenlohner - The e-TeX manual:
http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/e-tex/v2/doc/etex_man.pdf

pdfTeX-extensions
------------------

1) H�n Th� Th�nh, Sebastian Rahtz, Hans Hagen, Hartmut Henkel,
Pawel Jackowski, Martin Schroder - The pdfTeX manual:

http://sarovar.org/docman/index.php?group_id=106&selected_doc_group_id=307&language_id=1

http://sarovar.org/docman/view.php/106/64/pdftex-a.pdf

Syntax of pdfTeX: http://sarovar.org/docman/view.php/106/67/pdftex-syntax.txt

LaTeX 3
-------

1) The LaTeX3-project - The expl3 package and LaTeX3 programming:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/expl3.pdf

The LaTeX3-project - The LaTeX3 interfaces:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/interface3.pdf

The LaTeX3-project - The LaTeX3 kernel: style guide for code authors
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/l3styleguide.pdf

The LaTeX3-project - Syntax changes in LaTeX3 functions:
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/l3syntax-changes.pdf

The LaTeX3-project - The LaTeX3 sources
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/source3.pdf

Lua(La)TeX
----------

1) Manuel P�gouri�-Gonnard - A guide to LuaLaTeX
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/luatex/lualatex-doc/
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/luatex/lualatex-doc/lualatex-doc.pdf

2) LuaTeX-Homepage:
http://www.luatex.org/
List of references to documentation on LuaTeX-Homepage:
http://www.luatex.org/documentation.html

3) LuaTeX development team: LuaTeX Reference beta 0.71.0:
http://www.luatex.org/svn/trunk/manual/luatexref-t.pdf

LuaTeX development team: LuaTeX Reference beta 0.66.0:
http://www.luatex.org/manuals/luatexref-t-070.pdf

XeTeX
-----

1) Michel Goossens - The XeTeX Companion. TeX meets OpenType and
Unicode. (Work in progress.):
http://xml.web.cern.ch/XML/lgc2/xetexmain.pdf

2) Will Robertson - The XeTeX reference guide:
http://mirror.ctan.org/info/xetexref/XeTeX-reference.pdf
```
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eu_angelion (344)
10/19/2011 4:40:32 PM
```Ulrich  D i e z <eu_angelion@web.de> writes:

> Material that can be reached via the URL:  http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/
> or via the URL:                            http://ctan.org/tex-archive/
> can usually also be reached via the URL:   http://mirror.ctan.org/ .

www.ctan.org and ctan.org are (intriguingly) two names for a machine
that isn't part of ctan any more -- it's just another mirror, available
via mirror.ctan.org

in particular, it's no longer part of the rapid update mechanism, so
it's not likely to be any more up to date than is any other site via
mirror.ctan.org

> Afaik the latter URL automatically connects to the CTAN-mirror which is
> closest to the location of the computer where the URL was called from.

that's the general idea, but there are of course difficulties in mapping
from ip source address to geographical location.

> General
> -------
>
> 1) The UK List of TeX Frequently Asked Questions on the Web
>    (UK-TeX-FAQ):
>    http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes
>
>    In the UK-TeX-FAQ  there is a section "Documentation and Help"
>    where you can find links and pointers to many good introductions,
>    tutorials and references:
>    http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=tutorials*
>
> 2) The TeX Catalogue by Graham Williams, Topic Index by J�rgen Fenn:
>    http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/bytopic.html

i'm not sure that graham williams does much with the catalogue any more
(he still has write permissions, but it's age since i saw anything from
him).  it was his (brilliant) idea in the first place.

j"urgen fenn and i are agreed that his topic list should be generated
automatically.  so i'm slowly trudging through the catalogue assigning
topic elements to everything's xml file.  it's boring work, but i don't
have much else to do during my lunch hour...and it'll be worth it (i
used to know where everything is on ctan, but age is creeping up on my
memory for useless things...).

> LaTeX

no comment on this excellent list.  some day i'll check through them all
and perhaps update the uk faq.
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge
```
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rf10 (3613)
10/19/2011 6:41:47 PM
```On Oct 18, 4:16=A0pm, Timothy Madden <terminato...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
>
> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX=
?
>

As I recall, Stephan von Bechtolsheim's TEX in practice, particularly
volumes (!) 1 & 3, covers the TeX side quite nicely.

Not available on-line (AFAIK) but in my experience, usually found in
dusty corners of university libraries.

Regards

Mark
```
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vibrovski (20)
10/20/2011 6:30:22 AM
```vibrovski <vibrovski@googlemail.com> writes:

> On Oct 18, 4:16�pm, Timothy Madden <terminato...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX ?
>
> As I recall, Stephan von Bechtolsheim's TEX in practice, particularly
> volumes (!) 1 & 3, covers the TeX side quite nicely.
>
> Not available on-line (AFAIK) but in my experience, usually found in
> dusty corners of university libraries.

i found a copy (all 4 volumes, still in the original shrink-wrap) being
used as a door-stop.  i asked, and was given them.

svb wrote a couple of articles in tugboat, which i found useful, and i
get the book latter [at a discount?]).  i missed notice of the book's
publication, and i now seldom look at my copy.
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge
```
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rf10 (3613)
10/20/2011 11:03:54 AM
```Robin Fairbairns <rf10@cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> svb wrote a couple of articles in tugboat,

When I started writing TbT more than one person told me "SvB is about to
publish the ultimate TeX book. Why bother?". Good thing I didn't let
that discourage me.

I don't know what became of him. Twenty years ago his place of
employment and mine were a moderate drive apart so I visited him and his
family once. Nice guy, and he obviously put a lot of work in his book,
which in addition to describing TeX was also a kind of a macro package.

Victor.
--
Victor Eijkhout -- eijkhout at tacc utexas edu
```
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see449 (233)
10/20/2011 11:22:54 PM
```On Oct 18, 3:16=A0pm, Timothy Madden <terminato...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
>
> Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaTeX=
?

TeX for the Impatient is a good one....

ftp://tug.org/tex/impatient/book.pdf

Regards,

Andrew Marlow
```
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10/24/2011 8:33:59 AM
```On Oct 24, 1:33=A0pm, Andrew <marlow.and...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 18, 3:16=A0pm, Timothy Madden <terminato...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello
>
> > Is there any (online?) documentation for /programming/ with TeX and LaT=
eX ?
>
> TeX for the Impatient is a good one....
>
> ftp://tug.org/tex/impatient/book.pdf
>
> Regards,
>
> Andrew Marlow

Dear TeX guys,

Thanks for the documentation. I enjoying to read all these
documentations.

Kindly specify the documentation which is useful to study the font
installation in MikTeX step by step process.

Ganesh
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ganeshst81 (17)
10/24/2011 10:46:24 AM
```Ganesh Loganathan <ganeshst81@gmail.com> writes:

> Thanks for the documentation. I enjoying to read all these
> documentations.
>
> Kindly specify the documentation which is useful to study the font
> installation in MikTeX step by step process.

afaik there's no book that would help.

what sorts of fonts do you need to install? -- choices are

metafont (*.mf) -- actually quite easy
adobe type 1 (*.pfb *.pfa) -- pretty intricate
truetype (*.ttf) -- simple to install, only easy to use from xetex or luatex
opentype (*.otf) -- as truetype

there's a wealth of documentation on http://miktex.org but i've never
looked for font installation there.

of course, if the font is available as a miktex package, installation is
a doddle, since the miktex package manager will do it all for you.
--
Robin Fairbairns, Cambridge
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rf10 (3613)
10/25/2011 8:19:01 AM

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