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The bundle provides p format and miscellaneous macros for p and e-p. This is a community edition maintained by Japanese Development Community, which forked from the original ASCII edition (ptex-texmf-2.5).


The bundle is maintained on GitHub: https://github.com/texjporg/platex

If you have issues, please let us know from the above page.

The original ASCII edition can be obtained from:

Changes from the original ASCII edition

The original ASCII edition (p 2006/11/10) was based on p-3.1.10 and 2005/12/01. The community edition (this package) has the following advantages:

  • Fix several bugs in p format and packages.
  • Fix macros which are inconsistent with the latest p (e.g. footnote, tabular, parbox, underline).
  • Support 2015/01/01 and later versions.
  • Add platexrelease.sty. As with the latexrelease package, this package enables us to use the old versions of p (from 2006/11/10 the ASCII edition).

See the documents (platex.pdf, pldoc.pdf, platexrelease.pdf) for more information.


A brief exposition of p is provided in platex.pdf. The document can be obtained by executing the following commands:

platex platex.dtx
dvipdfmx platex.dvi

The comprehensive explanation of p source is included in pldoc.pdf. If you are interested in typesetting pldoc.tex yourself, the following commands will be helpful:

platex pldocs.ins
platex Xins.ins
sh mkpldoc.sh
dvipdfmx pldoc.dvi

Character encoding

All the text files containing Japanese characters in this repository are encoded in ISO-2022-JP. This is because ISO-2022-JP encoded texts are most suitable for the traditional p engine.


The bundle may be distributed and/or modified under the terms of the 3-clause BSD license (see LICENSE).

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Japanese Development Community

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.6M).

platex – p and miscellaneous macros for p

The bundle provides p and miscellaneous macros for p and e-p.

This is a community edition forked from the original ASCII edition (ptex-texmf-2.5).

Version 2020-04-12
Licenses3-clause BSD License
2016–2020 Japanese Development Community
MaintainerKazuki Maeda
Japanese Development Community
TDS archiveplatex.tds.zip
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MiKTeX as platex
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