What is TeX and LaTeX?

TeX

TeX is a program for quality typesetting. It was developed by Donald Knuth in the years 1978-88, and it has the following properties: The TeX program is fully described in
Donald E. Knuth: The TeXbook
Addison-Wesley 1991, ISBN 0-201-13447-0.

LaTeX

LaTeX is the most widely used extension of TeX; it was developed by Lesley Lamport in 1985 and has the following properties: A good book for LaTeX beginners is the originator's own introduction
Leslie Lamport: LaTeX -- a document preparation system -- user's guide (2nd edition)
Addison-Wesley 1994, ISBN 0-201-52983-1.
More advanced users will benefit from
Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach, and Alexander Samarin: The LaTeX companion
Addison-Wesley 1994, ISBN 0-201-54199-8.

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Last updated 2004/12/23.