[texhax] Latex: dumbing down ?

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Tue Aug 29 17:20:07 CEST 2006

On Aug 29, 2006, at 9:46 AM, David C. Walden wrote:

>>> And do you really think that there is really good literature about
>>> plain TeX?
>> Yes : Victor Eijkhout's "TeX by Topic", and Stephan von  
>> Bechtolsheim's
>> "TeX in Practice".
> Personally, I think the Abrahams/Berry/Harfreaves book _TeX for
> the Impatient_ is also useful, especially since it gives lots of
> examples of how to do various things.  Also, like Eijkhout's book,
> Abrahams' book is available on the Internet (in this case on the TUG
> website).

Aside from the TeXbook, my core Plain TeX references are:

TeX for the Impatient (Abrahams/Berry/Hargreaves)
TeX by Topic (Eijkhout)
A Beginner's Book of TeX (Seroul/Levy)


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