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Who made SLITEX?

I searched on the Internet for the answer and found none. How can one find it? Also, I write "SLITEX" because methinks every letter of the name is, even if small, raised or lowered, the ...
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What English words does the `d` in `dfrac` represent? [duplicate]

When creating LaTeX language packages for use in by French 🇫🇷 mathematicians, German 🇩🇪, chinese mathematicians 🇨🇳 and other mathematicians, it is helpful to know what English words various ...
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History - LaTeX2e - \newcommand - Why does the mechanism for detecting an optional argument not crank out the case of an implicit [?

[Please take this question for a moot point/an "academical" issue.] The LaTeX-kernel-command \newcommand was invented decades before expl3, xparse and \NewDocumentCommand were available. \...
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History - LaTeX2e - \newcommand - Why optional arguments as (]-)delimited arguments?

[Please take this question for a moot point/an "academical" issue.] The LaTeX-kernel-command \newcommand was invented decades before expl3, xparse and \NewDocumentCommand were available. \...
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