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Jul
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asked How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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comment Can TeX/LaTeX create fillable forms in a scanned pdf?
@GonzaloMedina: (1) eforms is not in TeX Live, does it mean I will download it to somewhere that TeX can find? (2) The question you point to is for creating forms while creating the pdf, while my pdf is a scanned one already. So I wonder how that can be done?
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revised Can TeX/LaTeX create fillable forms in a scanned pdf?
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asked Can TeX/LaTeX create fillable forms in a scanned pdf?
Jul
21
comment Executables of formats, engines and executables of engines
@JosephWright: Thanks! I understand (1) better now. In (2), "So there is no real need for VirTeX“, but the reason before it seems to be all about iniTeX and tex?
Jul
21
comment Executables of formats, engines and executables of engines
In "if you copy tex to latex or just make a symbolic link so the command may be called via either name", I was wondering what original program the "symbolic link" is made to? What is "the command"?
Jul
21
revised Executables of formats, engines and executables of engines
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Jul
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comment Executables of formats, engines and executables of engines
Thanks! (1) "virtex was a vanilla tex with no preloaded format, just tex primitives you could load it with a format", I wonder if with no preloaded format and with a format are contrary to each other? (2) tex and initex got merged, and what happened to virtex?
Jul
21
comment TeX distribution and TeX implementation
@egreg: (1) I still don't see why Web2C is not a distribution. (2) Is Web2C an engine/compiler/interpreter then?
Jul
21
accepted Is pdflatex an engine or a format?
Jul
21
asked TeX distribution and TeX implementation
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21
comment Is pdflatex an engine or a format?
Is cslatex a macro package as LaTex, or a compiled binary as pdfLaTex?
Jul
21
accepted What's the difference between format and macro language?
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20
comment What's the difference between format and macro language?
Thanks! So Tex is an language interpreter, coupled to an engine. Is an engine an interpreter, compiler or something else? What is the counterpart to an engine for Tex in a programming language?
Jul
20
comment What's the difference between format and macro language?
"A format in a TeX context is a language built using TeX (typically by dumping a collection of ready-defined macros and other definitions into a packaged binary)." I wonder if by "built" and "dumping", you meant "compiled" and "compiling"? By "a packaged binary", do you mean the executable of an engine?
Jul
20
comment What's the difference between pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX?
@MartinSchröder: "pdflatex is not an engine". What is it then?
Jul
20
comment Is pdflatex an engine or a format?
Thanks! (1) Does "some macros being dumped by some engine" mean the macros being pre-compiled by the engine? (2) "In comments I listed all the "latex" formats that got installed by default in my texlive 2012 installation." "LaTex" is a format itself, so are "PlainTeX" and "ConTeXt". So what does "'latex' formats" mean?
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comment Is pdflatex an engine or a format?
IanThompson and @Alan: I mean the pdflatex in my second quote. so I think your comments misunderstood me.