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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.

Pack­ageTeX
Ver­sion3.14159265 2014-01-07
Copy­right1982 D. E. Knuth
Main­tainerDon­ald E. Knuth

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