What is Texinfo and how does it work?

Texinfo uses a single source file to produce output in a number of formats, both online and printed (DVI, HTML, Info, PDF, XML, etc.). This means that instead of writing different documents for online information and another for a printed manual, you need write only one document. The Texinfo system is well-integrated with GNU Emacs .

How do I translate Texinfo’s messages into other languages?

To translate Texinfo’s messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project texinfo domain and texinfo_document . If you have a new translation of the message strings, or updates to the existing strings, please have the changes made in this repository. Only translations from this site will be incorporated into Texinfo.

Where can I find the TeX Collection DVD?

They are primarily distributed online through CTAN ( TL , MacTeX , proTeXt ). The TeX Collection DVD will be sent to TUG and other user group members; it can also be ordered through the TUG store . DANTE’s Autumn Meeting (Online): Saarbrücken, Germany, Sept. 18, 2021. Registration .

What format is the manual (Texinfo) available?

This manual (texinfo) is available in the following formats: HTML (1700K bytes) – entirely on one web page. HTML – with one web page per node. HTML compressed (332K gzipped characters) – entirely on one web page. HTML compressed (432K gzipped tar file) – with one web page per node.

How do I edit a texinfo file?

You can edit a Texinfo file with any text editor, but it is especially convenient to use GNU Emacs since that editor has a special mode, called Texinfo mode, that provides various Texinfo-related features. (See Using Texinfo Mode .) Texinfo was devised specifically for the purpose of writing software documentation and manuals.

How do you pronounce Texinfo?

The first syllable of “Texinfo” is pronounced like “speck”, not “hex”. This odd pronunciation is derived from the pronunciation of TeX. Pronounce TeX as if the ‘ X ’ were the last sound in the name ‘Bach’.