$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.
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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.
Free Documentation License|
Paul W. Abrahams (inactive)|
Karl Berry (inactive)
Kathryn A. Hargreaves (inactive)
|Contained in||TeX Live as impatient|
documentation in French|
tutorial material for Plain TeX
source of a published book
documentation in Chinese languages