TeX Live: Essential programs and files


These files are regarded as basic for any TeX system, covering plain TeX macros, Computer Modern fonts, and configuration for common drivers; no LaTeX.

This package includes the following CTAN packages:

amsfonts -- TeX fonts from the American Mathematical Society

bibtex -- Process bibliographies (bib files) for LaTeX or other formats

cm -- Computer Modern fonts

colorprofiles -- Collection of free ICC profiles

dvipdfmx -- An extended version of dvipdfm

dvips -- A DVI to PostScript driver

ec -- Computer modern fonts in T1 and TS1 encodings

enctex -- A TeX extension that translates input on its way into TeX

etex -- An extended version of TeX, from the NTS project

etex-pkg -- E-TeX support package

glyphlist -- Adobe Glyph List and TeX extensions

graphics-def -- Colour and graphics option files

hyph-utf8 -- Hyphenation patterns expressed in UTF-8

hyphen-base -- core hyphenation support files

hyphenex -- US English hyphenation exceptions file

ifplatform -- Conditionals to test which platform is being used

iftex -- Am I running under pdfTeX, XeTeX or LuaTeX?

knuth-lib -- Core TeX and Metafont sources from Knuth

knuth-local -- Knuth's local information

kpathsea -- Path searching library for TeX-related files

lua-alt-getopt -- Process application arguments the same way as getopt_long

luahbtex -- LuaTeX with HarfBuzz library for glyph shaping

luatex -- The LuaTeX engine

makeindex -- Makeindex development sources

metafont -- A system for specifying fonts

mflogo -- LaTeX support for Metafont logo fonts

mfware -- Supporting tools for use with Metafont

modes -- A collection of Metafont mode_def's

pdftex -- A TeX extension for direct creation of PDF

plain -- The Plain TeX format

tex -- A sophisticated typesetting engine

tex-ini-files -- Model TeX format creation files

texlive-common -- TeX Live documentation (common elements)

texlive-en -- TeX Live manual (English)

texlive-msg-translations -- translations of the TeX Live installer and TeX Live Manager

texlive-scripts -- TeX Live infrastructure programs

texlive.infra -- basic TeX Live infrastructure

unicode-data -- Unicode data and loaders for TeX

xdvi -- A DVI previewer for the X Window System

texdoc -- Documentation access for TeX Live

texdoctk -- Easy access to package documentation

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