Well I have been using Latex for a couple of weeks only, so that I can write in math exchange site. I have some problems and any piece of advice is very welcome.
I am Greek and there aren't many books that can help you learn how to use latex. Searching on the internet for every thing can get quite time-consuming. For example I use texmaker and very often I have problems with the babel package and especially the polytonic characters (in simple text, no math formulas). I have bought this book which is very nice for a beginner, it is written by the creator of the first babel package for greek, has many examples, it presents some features that refer to greek, but it is written in 1998 and many things have changed since then (for example for greek we don't use iso-8859-7 anymore). This writer has written other books too, but they are for xelatex.
I have some knowledge (I study math so we learn a little bit of python, matlab and a little java, but not something too difficult) around programming so it isn't very hard to learn new things. I would really like to learn how to use the guide that comes with every package of Latex like this, without getting confused. I find different things around the internet and it gets quite difficult to find what is working at the moment.
How do you all learn about new features and packages of LaTex?
Is there a better latex editor than texmaker for ubuntu 18.04 (maybe this question is for askubuntu site)?
(My english is a little dusty. Sorry for any mistakes.)
EDIT: I leave a link for any greek tex writer
There are also some books for LaTex learning in greek. Their titles:
1.Το πρώτο βήμα στο TEX -Μετάφραση Φιλίππου Δημήτριος (Original: A Gentle Introduction to TEX- Michael Doob) (2000)
- LATEX: ΕΝΑΣ ΠΛΗΡΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΚΜΑΘΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΟΣ ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΟΘΕΣΙΑΣ LATEX-ΣΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ (Εκδόσεις Παρατηρητής) (1998)
3.ΤΟ XELATEX ΓΙΑ ΑΡΧΑΡΙΟΥΣ-ΣΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ, ΔΗΜΟΥ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΟΣ (Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος) (2020)
4.ΨΗΦΙΑΚΗ ΤΥΠΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΜΕ ΤΟ LATEX-ΣΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ (Εκδότης: ΕΠΙΚΕΝΤΡΟ) (2010)
5.(One by greek authors in english) Digital Typography using LATEX. Α. Tsolomitis, A. Syropoulos and N. Sofroniou. Springer Profesional Computing, Springer-Verlag, New York Oct. 2002
6.LATEX: ΓΡΗΓΟΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΛΑ- Λάζαρος Μωυσής, Τσολάκης Χρήστος ( εκδ. Σοφια)
- A list that contains some others here