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latex – A macro package that defines

is a widely-used macro package for , providing many basic document formating commands extended by a wide range of packages. It is a development of Leslie Lamport’s 2.09, and superseded the older system in June 1994. The basic distribution is catalogued separately, at latex-base; apart from a large set of contributed packages and third-party documentation (elsewhere on the archive), the distribution includes:

– a bunch of required packages, which authors are “entitled to assume” will be present on any system running ; and
– a minimal set of documentation detailing differences from the ‘old’ version of in the areas of user commands, font selection and control, class and package writing, font encodings, configuration options and modification of .

For downloading details, see the linked catalogue entries above.

Home pagehttp://www.latex-project.org/
Version2023-11-01 PL1
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright1989–2023 The 3 Project et al.
MaintainerThe Project Team
Leslie Lamport (inactive)
Contained inTeX Live as latex
MiKTeX as ltxbase

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