Talk:LaTeX

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A question: wouldn't it be a good idea to have a wiki especially devoted to (La)TeX. It could become some sort of dynamic TeX FAQ. Especially the fact that wikipedia can show actual TeX-generated formulas <math>\left(\int_a^b x\,dx = \frac{x^2}{2}\right)</math> makes it a very interesting platform, in my opinion. An important decision then is whether to setup an entirely new wiki, or just do it under some existing wiki, like wikipedia.

  • What you described already exists as the UK TeX FAQ. I added a link to the UK TeX FAQ in the external links section. --Matt 23:16, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)
    • It's worth mentioning that the UK TeX FAQ, whilst excellent, is not a wiki. It's the work of essentially one man. I think a wiki would be a great idea, although I'm not volunteering to set it up or host it :) Lupin 23:30, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)
      • Actually, the last paragraph of the introduction in the UK TeX FAQ names, in addition to the members of the UK TUG committee, at least 40 people who contributed to the FAQ. But I guess this still doesn't count as a wiki since public contributions are not possible? –Matt 09:52, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)
        • OK, more than one person :) but all contributions are channeled through Robin Fairbairns AIUI, so it's far from wikidom. Lupin 10:47, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)
    • PS http://wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:LaTeX could possibly be expanded into this given sufficient energy. Or another more suitable location on http://wikibooks.org/ Lupin 23:46, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)


this is a prime example of how "custom" phonetics are no good.

LAY-tekh or LAH-tekh, rhyming with "tack"
  • What does the 'h' do -- what would be the difference between 'tekh' and 'tek'?
  • I can't make 'tek' rhyme with 'tack' -- Tarquin 20:08 Oct 18, 2002 (UTC)
  • see TeX: where "kh" represents the sound at the end of Scotish "loch" (the X is meant to be the Greek letter χ) --rbrwr


A question: What are the components of a LaTeX-System. Which programs are minimally required. There seems to be a recommended directory structure every LaTeX-Systems has. How does it look like? For which purposes are the various directories needed. Some general overview information would be appreciated. --HHK

I added an external link to the TeX Directory Structure (TDS) doc to cover this question.Colin Marquardt 09:11, 22 Oct 2003 (UTC)