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This document gives an overview about the developments that followed : its children (new engines that provide more features) and its friends (formats based on or newer engines, programs that help you when working with etc.)

Compile the tex-overview.tex with Lua to get the pdf-file. You may need an up-to-date live distribution to do so. The pdf contains tooltips, so make sure your pdf viewer can display them – or you will miss most of the information.

Mail me any suggestions and corrections: arno dot trautmann at gmx dot de


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. All (including the latest version) of this license can be accessed online on the homepage of the -project, but you can also find a local copy of version 1.3 in the LICENCE file.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status “maintained” and the Current Maintainer of this work is Arno Trautmann.

This work consists of the files tex-overview.tex, tex-overview-aux.tex and the derived file tex-overview.pdf.

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tex-overview – An overview of the development of

The document gives a short overview of and its children, as well as the macro packages and Cont.

LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
MaintainerArno L Trautmann
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