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

Compile the tex-overview.tex with LuaLaTeX to get the pdf-file. You may need an up-to-date TeXlive 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 LaTeX 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 LaTeX-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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