Plain TeX is Knuth's original default format for TeX documents.

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How to derive one TeX-Format from another

Let's say I want to write my own TeX-format for learning purpose, how can I easily derive from plain.fmt (or better xetex.fmt)?
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CSplain support for English quotes

In CSplain, there is a lot of multi-language support (including UTF-8 input in 8-bit TeX engines) but one curiously missing thing was support for UTF-8 English quote glyphs. From reading the CSplain ...
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Sublime Text 2 for Plain TeX?

I'm currently working on a project that requires plain TeX, not LaTeX. Is it possible to configure Sublime Text 2 to compile plain TeX?
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input ...
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Reference of Latex/Plain Tex control sequences

I'm looking for a reference of the control sequences defined in Latex and plain Tex similar to this one for the build-in primitives. The Texbook states that there are about 600 macros in plain Tex. ...
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Is there a version of pdfTex that does not ignore non-pdf special commands?

To make hyperlinks to theorems in plaintex one can use commands that are available in a file called Hyperbasics. When running pdftex instead of tex on the file, Miktex ignores some of the special ...