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# TeX-overview #

This document gives an overview about the developments that followed TeX:
its children (new engines that provide more features) and its friends
(formats based on TeX or newer engines, programs that help you when working with TeX etc.)

Compile the tex-overview.tex with LuaLaTeX to get the pdf-file.
You may need an up-to-date TeXlive distribution to do so. The pdf contains
tooltips, so make sure your pdf viewer can display them –
or you will miss most of the information.

Mail me any suggestions and corrections: arno dot trautmann at gmx dot de

# Licence #

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the
LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or
(at your option) any later version. All (including the latest version)
of this license can be accessed online [on the homepage of the LaTeX-project]
(http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/), but you can also find a local copy
of version 1.3 in the LICENCE file.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status “maintained”
and the Current Maintainer of this work is Arno Trautmann.

This work consists of the files
and the derived file


Name Size Date Notes
README 1219 2012-09-16 13:48
tex-overview-aux.tex 9554 2012-09-16 13:08
tex-overview.pdf 261096 2012-09-16 13:42
tex-overview.tex 55371 2012-09-16 13:47

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tex-overview – An overview of the de­vel­op­ment of TeX

The doc­u­ment gives a short overview of TeX and its chil­dren, as well as the macro pack­ages LaTeX and ConTeXt.

Pack­age De­tailstex-overview
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Main­tainerArno L Traut­mann
Con­tained inTeX Live as tex-overview
Topics ‘stand-alone’ doc­u­men­ta­tion
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