Inspired by What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in languages other than English. I think that such a list could be helpful to many new users. And who would be better to collect such a list than the TEX.SE-community?

Please contribute to make the list as complete as possible.

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    No, sounds like a good question, but definitely community wiki :)
    – doncherry
    Nov 26 '12 at 22:57
  • Should only LaTeX books be included, or are general TeX books OK? Nov 26 '12 at 23:07
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    the "not so short introduction" is available in many languages. should they all be listed separately, under language, or would a separate answer be appropriate? (they're all available from ctan.) Nov 26 '12 at 23:20
  • @barbarabeeton I'd say we add a category "Multilingual"or "Polyglot" at the top (ignoring the alphabetic order), perhaps with the two/three-letter abbreviations for languages as links (or only one link to ctan.org/pkg/lshort). That'll keep everything maximally clear.
    – doncherry
    Nov 26 '12 at 23:32

Please add your resources to this answer!

globe Multilingual

  • A Short Introduction to LaTeX2ε by Tobias Oetiker et al. (online, but also included in MiKTeX and TeX Live)
    Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Czech Czech

  • "Ne úplně nejkratší úvod do formátu LaTeX2ε", Czech version of "A Short Introduction to LaTeX2ε": See above in section "Multilingual".

  • LaTeX pro pragmatiky (2011) by Pavel Satrapa (online)

Danish Danish

Dutch Dutch

French French

German German

Italian Italian

India Marathi

Norwegian Norwegian

  • LaTeX for nybegynnere (2004) by Dag Langmyhr (online, direct link)
    A little bit old, and doesn't actually mention, e.g., pdflatex for PDF output.

Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese (Brazil)

Russian Russian

Serbian Serbian

  • Goran Nenadić, Predrag Janičić, Aleksandar Samardžić: LaTeX za autore, Beograd, Kompjuter biblioteka, 2003. ("LaTeX for authors"); in Serbian only; primeri iz knjige

  • Predrag Janičić, Goran Nenadić: Osnovi LaTeX-a, VEDES, Beograd, 1995. ("Fundamentals of LaTeX"); in Serbian only.

Spanish Spanish

Swedish Swedish

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  • Hopefully each of the TeX users group around the world (tug.org/usergroups.html) maintain tutorials and beginners guide at their respective group websites. It may be a usefull start point for beginners. Nov 27 '12 at 2:15
  • I find it a little confusing that the most recent German introductory manual (by Manuela Jürgens and Thomas Feuerstack, 2012) still advocates the usage of \usepackage{(n)german} instead of the less problematic \usepackage[(n)german]{babel}... not to mention the used type area and table layouts.
    – hakaze
    Nov 27 '12 at 9:12
  • I looked around for Hungarian resources, but all of them were outdated. When the date of creation was not available, I judged this by whether they recommended eqnarray. Only one of them didn't, but that one was not suitable for introduction purposes. The first two chapters were dedicated to *nix filesystem commands, and a Vim introduction. What should I do now?
    – marczellm
    Jan 13 '13 at 22:46
  • Shouldn't the first item be A Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e?
    – Herr K.
    Apr 8 '13 at 20:18
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    I created fixed links with "latest" instead of the year that should always work
    – MaxNoe
    Jun 16 '19 at 11:50

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