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There are a lot of answers that are using a somehow cryptic syntax that I am not familiar with. Is there any Not So Short Introduction to TeX (like Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX) ?!

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    There actually is a Not so short introduction to LaTeX...
    – Werner
    Oct 14, 2013 at 5:20
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    There's also the book TeX by Topic by Victor Eijkhout, if you're really keen on getting to know the ins and outs of TeX as a programming language. Victor Eijkhout has also written the book The Computer Science of TeX and LaTeX, available online as well, for still more in-depth analysis of TeX and LaTeX from computer science perspective.
    – Mico
    Oct 14, 2013 at 5:31
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    At least related: Where do I start LaTeX programming?
    – cgnieder
    Oct 14, 2013 at 6:41
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    These comments should probably be answers.
    – lhf
    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:30
  • @lhf - Victor Eijkhout has provided an answer. :-)
    – Mico
    Oct 15, 2013 at 16:49

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My book "TeX by Topic", which is strictly about TeX, not LaTeX, is available

  1. as a free download, including sources
  2. from lulu.com, nicely printed

Definitive reference for the locations of all this:

http://eijkhout.net/texbytopic/texbytopic.html

Victor.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE, Victor! It's great to have you on this forum.
    – Mico
    Oct 15, 2013 at 12:32
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WORK IN PROGRESS: texprogramming-persian is the ultimate reference for anyone interested in TeX programming, written in Persian. I have finished writing it on paper and I just have to typeset it which may take between 2--3 months considering my limited time resources. It is licensed under GPL version 3 and I have used several references for it including TeX by Topic and TeXBook.

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