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$Id: README,v 1.5 2014/11/13 17:07:59 karl Exp $
This is the README file for the GNU (free documentation) edition of the
book TeX for the Impatient, released under the GNU Free Documentation
License.  (This README file itself is public domain.)

Primary distribution point: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/teximpatient/
 automatic redirection: http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/teximpatient
 list of mirrors for manual selection: http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html

Home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/teximpatient/

Development sources, etc.: http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/teximpatient/

Information about the free edition is included at the end of the preface
and on the copyright page.

A French translation is included in the distribution,
and a Chinese translation is at https://bitbucket.org/zohooo/impatient
(with PDF at
http://zoho.is-programmer.com/user_files/zoho/epics/tex-impatient-cn.pdf).

Original high-resolution scans of the artwork are available from
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/teximpatient/artwork.  Reduced-size bitmaps are
in the artwork/ subdirectory here.


Some random thoughts for people thinking of working with the source:

- See errata.future for some relatively small ideas for enhancements.

- You may want to translate the source into some more standard
format, such as Texinfo; we used many homegrown macros mostly to make
typing and markup easier.

- You may also want to redo the index creation to use makeindex or some
other standard program, instead of the homegrown Icon programs (or else
they need to be fixed; right now somehow the + characters used for
spaces in book.idx are preserved in book.sdx, which is wrong).  Until
the index can be easily regenerated, the page breaks can't change
without the index becoming useless.

- Printing the GFDL required many kludges, a true Eplain-compatible
version is needed (which in turn would require using the current eplain
to print the book).

Happy TeXing.

Direc­to­ries

Name Notes
artwork
cn
fr

Files

Name Size Date Notes
Makefile 356 2003-09-10 00:51
Makefile.in 2902 2014-11-13 18:12
NEWS 695 2014-11-13 18:07
README 1925 2014-11-13 18:07
backm.tex 3904 2004-06-06 02:00
book.pdf 1345712 2014-10-22 00:53
book.sdx 82131 2013-05-21 02:00
book.tex 869 2004-06-06 02:00
capsule.tex 60325 2004-06-06 02:00
concepts.tex 157529 2014-10-19 20:20
config.tex 0 2004-06-06 02:00
configure 93905 2014-11-13 18:12
configure.ac 395 2014-11-13 18:08
copyrght.tex 1584 2013-05-21 02:00
eplain.tex 35611 2004-06-06 02:00
errata.future 11009 2011-01-27 23:16
errors.tex 12830 2004-06-06 02:00
examples.tex 2290 2004-06-06 02:00
fdl.tex 24482 2013-05-21 02:00
fonts.tex 6605 2004-06-06 02:00
frontm.tex 1249 2004-06-06 02:00
genops.tex 87941 2004-06-06 02:00
index.tex 931 2004-06-06 02:00
index1.icn 2604 2004-06-06 02:00
index2.icn 7188 2004-06-06 02:00
macros.tex 62146 2004-06-06 02:00
math.tex 66288 2014-10-20 20:25
modes.tex 66816 2004-06-06 02:00
pages.tex 40140 2004-06-06 02:00
paras.tex 74199 2014-10-20 20:00
preface.tex 8170 2004-06-06 02:00
read1st.tex 1722 2004-06-06 02:00
tips.tex 38218 2014-10-19 20:20
usebook.tex 10144 2004-06-06 02:00
usermacs.tex 38375 2014-10-22 00:53
usingtex.tex 30589 2004-06-06 02:00
xmptext.tex 19173 2004-06-06 02:00

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im­pa­tient – Free edi­tion of the book "TeX for the Im­pa­tient"

“TeX for the Im­pa­tient” is a book (of around 350 pages) on TeX, Plain TeX and Eplain.

The book is also avail­able in French trans­la­tion.

Pack­age De­tailsim­pa­tient
Home pagehttp://sa­van­nah.gnu.org/projects/tex­im­pa­tient
Li­censeFree Doc­u­men­ta­tion Li­cense
Copy­right2003 Paul Abra­hams, Kathryn Har­g­reaves, Karl Berry
Main­tainerKarl Berry (in­ac­tive)
Kathryn A. Har­g­reaves (in­ac­tive)
Paul W. Abra­hams (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeXlive as im­pa­tient
Topics tu­to­rial ma­te­rial for Plain TeX
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