pdftex – A TeX extension for direct creation of PDF
An extension of TeX which can be configured to directly generate PDF documents instead of DVI. All current free TeX distributions including TeX Live, MacTeX and MiKTeX include pdfTeX (Plain TeX) and pdfLaTeX (LaTeX). ConTeXt was originally designed around use of pdfTeX, though nowadays it is focused on LuaTeX).
|License||GNU General Public License|
|Maintainer||Hàn Thế Thành|
The pdfTeX Team
The TeX Live Team
|Contained in||TeX Live as pdftex|
|MiKTeX as miktex-pdftex-bin-2.9|
TeX (or TeX-alike) typesetting engine|
Maybe you are interested in the following packages as well.
- luatex: The LuaTeX engine
- ant: A typesetting system inspired by TeX
- etex: An extended version of TeX, from the NTS project
- knuth-dist: The current state of Knuth's contributions