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

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Sun Jan 4 12:47:02 EST 2009

On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:31 AM, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:

> 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


Try looking at '/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-doc/doc/french/lshort- 

which has a section on international languages.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list