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
    Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 22:57
  • Should only LaTeX books be included, or are general TeX books OK? Commented Nov 26, 2012 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.) Commented Nov 26, 2012 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
    Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 23:32
  • Related community polls: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/a/1595/4012, meta.tex.stackexchange.com/a/1571/4012
    – doncherry
    Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 23:32

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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.

  • The LearnLaTeX site is available in English, Catalan, German, Spanish, French, Marathi, Portuguese and Vietnamese; additional translations are very welcome

  • Wikibooks Latex, a very nice and detailed source, is available, as ordered on said page, see left navigation column, last entries, in: Arabic, English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Persian, Japanese, Korean, Serbian, Indonesian, Galician, Portuguese, Romanian, Vietnamese, Czech, Hebrew, Bangla, Malayalam, Armenian.

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


  • LaTeX (2023) by Tibor Tómács (online).

Italian Italian

India Marathi (मराठी)

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. Commented Nov 27, 2012 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
    Commented Nov 27, 2012 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
    Commented Jan 13, 2013 at 22:46
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    I created fixed links with "latest" instead of the year that should always work
    – MaxNoe
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 11:50
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    Just wondering – does it make any sense to keep documents which are outdated? And a second question – should broken links be removed? Commented Oct 10, 2022 at 16:10

I have taught LaTeX for beginners in Sweden (Master's and PhD students) using my compendium Writing science with LaTeX. The teaching is in English since out MS and PhD students are international and teaching is based on using Overleaf and Zotero and their integration. The compendium is updated based on feedback and focuses on the typical usage in the geoscience (MS and PhD theses, downloadable templates through Figshare: Undergraduate and PhD) although it will be generally applicable to many others. Feedback is always welcome to develop content and ideas. The compendium is in English but covers multilingual use.

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