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

Franck Pastor franck.pastor at
Sun Jan 4 12:39:42 EST 2009

Le 4 janv. 09 à 18:31, Jean-Christophe Helary a écrit :

> 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.

Together with F. Conus I wrote a (very short) introduction to LaTeX on  
Mac OS X, in French. In section 2, we deal with this problem.

We also talk shortly about XeTeX in section 6.

If it can help… But it seems that your level is already  way beyond  
this introduction.


Franck Pastor

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