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CTAN has a new package: for the Impatient

Date: September 11, 2003 2:48:24 PM CEST
The new package described below has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should make its way to your favorite local mirror in a day or two. Thanks for the upload, Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org ================================================================= The following information was provided by our fellow contributor. Name of contribution: TeX for the Impatient Author's name: Karl Berry Location on CTAN: info/impatient/ Summary description: GFDL'd distribution of TeX for the Impatient. License type: gpl Announcement text given by the contribution's author: - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The book TeX for the Impatient was originally published in 1990 by Addison-Wesley. It contains both tutorial and reference information on primitive and plain TeX; it does not discuss LaTeX. Now, it's been declared out of print and A-W has reverted all rights to us, the authors. We've decided to make the book available in source form, under the GNU Free Documentation License, as our way of supporting the community which supported the book in the first place. Information about the free edition is included in the preface, the copyright page, and the README. We'd be interested in hearing about any projects undertaken with this material. We don't plan to make any further changes or additions to the book ourselves, except for correction of any outright errors reported to us, and perhaps inclusion of the illustrations. - - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

– A sophisticated typesetting engine

is a typesetting system that incorporates a macro processor. A source document specifies or incorporates a number of macro definitions that instruct the engine how to typeset the document. The engine also uses font metrics generated by , or by any of several other mechanisms that incorporate fonts from other sources into an environment suitable for .

has been, and continues, a basis and an inspiration for several other programs, including e- and PDF.

The distribution includes the source of Knuth’s book; this source is there to read, as an example of writing — it should not be processed without Knuth’s direct permission.

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