Where can I download the ZzTeX setup? Please share it...An example is shown below:

\input zztex




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    I think the project is stalled; it was announced in 1992, but there's no trace of it on CTAN. See tug.org/TUGboat/tb13-4/tb37anag.pdf – egreg Feb 26 at 10:10
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    I'm not sure you'll find it available: it seems to be commercial software. See here, and here (perhaps try their "contact" page). Most results of a google search for "ZzTeX" return either something completely unrelated or some books said to be "composed with ZzTeX". – Phelype Oleinik Mar 3 at 12:21
  • @PhelypeOleinik and egreg, much thanks for your thoughts... – MadyYuvi Mar 3 at 12:38

You can now download ZzTeX from CTAN.


~~ Paul

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  • Reading the old TUGboat article was a blast from the past. I remember the whole “BigTeX” era when it was a radical thing to extend the size of TeX's internal memory management beyond 16-bit addressing. It's kind of strange to look back at how small the main memory size was on TeX systems back in the 80s. – Don Hosek Jul 23 at 23:54
  • We've used Y&Y TeX since forever. They did a great job of extending memory as soon as it was possible. – Paul C. Anagnostopoulos Jul 25 at 9:11
  • I'd almost forgotten about Y&Y. Berthold & Blenda were always generous members of the TeX community. I honestly don't remember which version of TeX I used in my DOS days—I just remember when I got my first computer, it originally only had 1M of RAM (minimal config—I ordered additional RAM separately) and each TeX run took 15–30 minutes because of all the disk thrashing. – Don Hosek Jul 25 at 17:27

I am the developer of ZzTeX. I am happy to give you the TeX code, but there is no documentation. If you would like to use it, I'm also happy to create a design file for you and help you learn it.

~~ Paul

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  • Much thanks for your prompt mail. Please advise me where should I download the setup for installation. I am using Windows 7 OS and MikTeX Version 2.9 – MadyYuvi May 10 at 13:05
  • We need to talk by email. First, though, be sure you understand that ZzTeX is entirely separate from LaTeX. If you like LaTeX, it's not clear why you would want to switch. – Paul C. Anagnostopoulos May 11 at 15:59
  • Yes, you are correct, can you provide the contact mail id, please.... – MadyYuvi May 12 at 5:09
  • Visit windfall.com and send me an email from the Contact page. – Paul C. Anagnostopoulos May 13 at 12:06

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