Not too long ago, I think it was at the beginning of November, the LaTeX Referenz by Herbert Voß was released for free, but its in German (am not saying its a bad thing). Are there any plans on translating this into English or can anyone do it? It is a very good quick reference and would love to see an English translation. If any one knows where I can get one I would appreciate it. May be Herbert Voß could answer this :-).
[That should have been a comment (treat as such, please!) but it's too long. There's also a hyperlink.]
In the accompanying interview Voß himself refers to his "Big Reference Book" (271 pages) and the small one (32 pages), both of which he claims to be suitable for beginners and advanced users alike.
The small one, made available for free, is really just a (very short) "reference of environments, macros, lengths and counters". Voß claims that it's easier to find the descriptions and command syntax in a small collection rather than a fat volume, the latter only becoming necessary when you want to understand "what's behind the commands".
Q: Why is the (short) "Reference" being distributed free of charge?
A: TeX was one of the first "Open Source" projects in the world, without the expression actually having been invented. Distributing the "Small Reference" for free allows us to give back to the OS Community a little for the positive experiences we have had. It also serves to promote LaTeX in general, the low-cost DANTE edition of books, DANTE e.V. and Lehmanns Media.