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Images to be added soon
     posted by djames, Tue Apr 5 21:57:03 2016 - 0 replies

I've obtained a physical copy of the book, so hopefully I can get started on implementing the code to display images where they are in the original version. I plan to backport the code from the Chinese version of the book, available here

Migrated to Git
     posted by djames, Thu Mar 31 06:55:28 2016 - 0 replies

The project has been migrated from CVS to Git. All future changes will be submitted to the Git repository.

Chinese translation of TeX for the Impatient
     posted by karl, Fri Oct 17 22:36:34 2014 - 0 replies

Zou Hu (thank you!) has completed a Chinese translation of TFTI (starting from earlier work by others). The sources are available from and a PDF is at ...

original drawings available
     posted by karl, Thu Jan 27 22:19:25 2011 - 0 replies

The original artwork by Kathryn Hargreaves included in the printed book of TeX for the Impatient is now available in the CVS repository (under the same license as the book itself, GFDLv1.2-or-later). Thanks to William Adams for doing the scanning.

Updates to the book source to incorporate these images would be very welcome.

French translation updated
     posted by karl, Sun Sep 26 17:59:54 2004 - 0 replies

The French translation of TFTI has been updated -- thanks again, Marc. It will be distributed on this year's TeX Live. It's currently available through savannah, CTAN, and

french translation
     posted by karl, Sun Jun 6 16:53:59 2004 - 0 replies

Marc Chaudemanche has translated the TeX for the Impatient source here into French, available in the fr/ subdirectory in CVS. Thanks Marc!

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