Re: Documentation (was Re: [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French...)

Jean-Christophe Helary fusion at
Sun Jan 4 12:31:17 EST 2009

On lundi 05 janv. 09, at 02:17, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> How about a couple of great reference books: Kopka and Daly, ``Guide  
> to laTeX,'' 4th Edition and Mittlebach, Goosens, etc., `` The LaTeX  
> Companion,'' 2nd Edition. The first is a wonderful introduction to  
> LaTeX with all sorts of general information. The second is a huge  
> compendium of information on customizing LaTeX as well and using  
> many packages with LaTeX.
> XeLaTeX is very new and therefore not all that well documented.  
> Hopefully that will change over time. The only (limited)  
> documentation I know of is ``The XeTeX Companion'' edited by Michel  
> Goosens. It can be obtained as < 
> xetexmain.pdf>. I warn you ahead of time that it is a work in  
> progress and incomplete although it is a good start.

I am sorry, none of those books appeared on my radar when I search for  
"latex introduction français" or even "latex introduction french". And  
none of the documents I found gave me explicit and/or valid  
information regarding the display of French characters using LateX.

Believe me or not.

Jean-Christophe Helary

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