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Inspired by What is the best book to start learning LaTeX?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in languages other than English. I think that such a list could be helpful to many new users. And who would be better to collect such a list than the TEX.SE-community?

Please contribute to make the list as complete as possible.

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No, sounds like a good question, but definitely community wiki :) – doncherry Nov 26 '12 at 22:57
Should only LaTeX books be included, or are general TeX books OK? – Jan Hlavacek Nov 26 '12 at 23:07
the "not so short introduction" is available in many languages. should they all be listed separately, under language, or would a separate answer be appropriate? (they're all available from ctan.) – barbara beeton Nov 26 '12 at 23:20
@barbarabeeton I'd say we add a category "Multilingual"or "Polyglot" at the top (ignoring the alphabetic order), perhaps with the two/three-letter abbreviations for languages as links (or only one link to ctan.org/pkg/lshort). That'll keep everything maximally clear. – doncherry Nov 26 '12 at 23:32
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globe Multilingual

  • A Short Introduction to LaTeX2ε by Tobias Oetiker et al. (online, but also included in MiKTeX and TeX Live)
    Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Czech Czech

  • "Ne úplně nejkratší úvod do formátu LaTeX2ε", Czech version of "A Short Introduction to LaTeX2ε": See above in section "Multilingual".

  • LaTeX pro pragmatiky (2011) by Pavel Satrapa (online)

Danish Danish

Dutch Dutch

French French

German German

Italian Italian

Norwegian Norwegian

  • LaTeX for nybegynnere (2004) by Dag Langmyhr (online, direct link)
    A little bit old, and doesn't actually mention, e.g., pdflatex for PDF output.

Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese (Brazil)

Russian Russian

Serbian Serbian

  • Goran Nenadić, Predrag Janičić, Aleksandar Samardžić: LaTeX za autore, Beograd, Kompjuter biblioteka, 2003. ("LaTeX for authors"); in Serbian only; primeri iz knjige

  • Predrag Janičić, Goran Nenadić: Osnovi LaTeX-a, VEDES, Beograd, 1995. ("Fundamentals of LaTeX"); in Serbian only.

Spanish Spanish

Swedish Swedish

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I would suggest to add the date of publishing to each entry if available. – Kurt Nov 26 '12 at 23:28
@Kurt: Agreed, but let's restrict it to the year to keep things clean. I'd say we make it the date of the latest edition, not the initial publication. – doncherry Nov 26 '12 at 23:34
@doncherry: the latest edition is the important part, I agree. And only the year seems okay to me. – Kurt Nov 26 '12 at 23:41
Hopefully each of the TeX users group around the world (tug.org/usergroups.html) maintain tutorials and beginners guide at their respective group websites. It may be a usefull start point for beginners. – texenthusiast Nov 27 '12 at 2:15
I find it a little confusing that the most recent German introductory manual (by Manuela Jürgens and Thomas Feuerstack, 2012) still advocates the usage of \usepackage{(n)german} instead of the less problematic \usepackage[(n)german]{babel}... not to mention the used type area and table layouts. – hakaze Nov 27 '12 at 9:12

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