$Id: README,v 1.2 2020/01/02 23:36:14 karl Exp $ This is the README file for the CTAN (free documentation) edition of the book TeX for the Impatient, released under the GNU Free Documentation License. (This README file itself is public domain.) Information about the free edition is included at the end of the preface and on the copyright page. Home page: https://ctan.org/pkg/impatient/ Chinese and French translations (independently maintained), as well as all sources and PDFs, are available from there. The book is looking for a maintainer; see README and errata.future for ideas. I (Karl) don't plan to make any more releases, unless significant bugs are found. But you can email me at email@example.com if need be. For convenience, the diffs between all the free releases are in the diffs/ subdirectory. To download the full releases, see the urls in NEWS. There is also a GNU package for the book, which is maintained separately. Its home page: https://gnu.org/software/teximpatient/ The GNU version does not, at this writing, include the fixes made in 2020 (see NEWS and ChangeLog). Original high-resolution scans of the artwork are available from http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/teximpatient/artwork. Reduced-size bitmaps are in the artwork/ subdirectory on CTAN. 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 just 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.
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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 and Chinese translations.
|Licenses||Free Documentation License|
|Copyright||2003–2020 Paul Abrahams, Kathryn Hargreaves, Karl Berry|
|Maintainer||Paul W. Abrahams (inactive)|
Karl Berry (inactive)
Kathryn A. Hargreaves (inactive)
|Contained in||TeX Live as impatient|
MiKTeX as impatient