References for TeX and Friends

References for TeX and Friends

What is it?

  • This is an ongoing project with the aim of providing a help file for LaTeX (and its friends like ConTeXt, Metapost, Metafont, etc.) using a state-of-the-art source format, aka DocBook/XML.
  • Any additions to this Reference should only be made to the DocBook source file.
  • Various output formats can already be generated out of this source file. More formats to come. Anybody is encouraged to write a converter for his own desired output format. Because the source file is XML, the easiest way might be to use XSLT.
  • Anybody interested in contributing to this project should contact the authors.


  • Provide conversion to Texinfo (any volunteers?)
  • Provide conversion to vim-help (any volunteers?)
  • Proofread content (English native speakers welcome)

New in V0.4.1

  • Removed obsolete file still referenced in Makefile (no visible changes)


  • 2012-02-03: V0.4.1 released
  • 2002-06-21: first public announcement
  • 2002-05-25: project started

TeXAvailable Formats

  • tex-refs-0.4.1.tar.gz (Makefile, *.xml, *.xsl, etc.; 145 kB)

tex-refs-0.4.1.tar.bz2 (Makefile, *.xml, *.xsl, etc.; 115 kB)

  • tex-refs-out-0.4.1.tar.gz (all generated output files; 515 kB)

tex-refs-out-0.4.1.tar.bz2 (all generated output files; 410 kB)

  • HTML (715 kB)
  • Chunked HTML
  • TXT (265 kB)
  • EPUB (165 kB)