Frank C Langbein
Ex Tenebris Scientia

NTeX is a very complete TeX/LaTeX distribution for Linux and other Unix systems. TeX is a software system that was originally written by Donald Knuth to typeset texts. The quality of the resulting documents is far superior to any standard WYSIWYG systems and it is considerably more flexible and adjustable. Rather than using a graphics based input system with TeX you specify precisely how the resulting document should be created in a text file. LaTeX is a set of macros for TeX written to simplify typesetting with TeX. There are a lot of other macros and style files, etc. which were designed for the same purpose. The NTeX distribution also includes METAFONT, a program which allows the user to design fonts. I included a lot of additional macros and fonts into the NTeX distribution which could be installed for your needs. Also the basic configuration of TeX, etc. can be done with shell scripts, etc.

The latest version of NTeX is 2.3.2, released at 23-Aug-1998. The major version 2.0.0 of NTeX was released at 4-Feb-1996. 2.3.2 is a fast fix as the former version 2.3.1 contained a totally outdated NTeX. It only updated LaTeX2e and related packages. The rest isn't changed. See the file

NTeX supports the following platforms: i486-linux, hppa1.1-hp-hpux9.03-X11R5, hppa1.1-hp-hpux9.03-X11R6, m68k-hp-hpux8.00, powerpc-ibm-aix3.2.5, rs6000-ibm-aix3.2.5, mips-sgi-irix5.3, mips-dec-ultrix4.4.

Currently I do not have the time to work on NTeX. There are plans for a complete new release in combination with a new packaging system in relation with DeLia, but I can't tell when this will be available.


NTeX is available for downloading by http at the NTeX archive. Please note that the current versions may not work on recent versions of Linux or any of the other UNIX systems without recompiling and other adjustments.

Cite as NTeX, by Frank C Langbein [26/October/2008, 18:36].
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