Texinfo - The GNU Documentation System

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Texinfo is the official documentation format of the GNU project. It was invented by Richard Stallman and Bob Chassell many years ago, loosely based on Brian Reid's Scribe and other formatting languages of the time. It is used by many non-GNU projects as well.

Texinfo uses a single source file to produce output in a number of formats, both online and printed (dvi, html, info, pdf, xml, etc.). This means that instead of writing different documents for online information and another for a printed manual, you need write only one document. And when the work is revised, you need revise only that one document. The Texinfo system is well-integrated with GNU Emacs.

Basics

Mailing lists

bug-texinfo@gnu.org
The main address for bug reporting, developer discussion, pretest announcements, and more (info, web archive, plain text archive).
help-texinfo@gnu.org
For Texinfo authoring help and discussion (info, web archive, plain text archive).
texinfo-commits@gnu.org
To get mail with every commit to the repository (info, web archive, plain text archive).

To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header of just subscribe to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the GNU announcement list, you would send mail to <info-gnu-request@gnu.org>. Or you can use the mailing list web interface.

More Texinfo

Documentation:

Programs/etc.:

If you know of other free software or documentation that would be useful to add here, please email.

Translating Texinfo

To translate Texinfo's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project texinfo domain and texinfo_document. If you have a new translation of the message strings, or updates to the existing strings, please have the changes made in this repository. Only translations from this site will be incorporated into Texinfo. For more information, see the Translation Project welcome page.


Please send FSF & GNU inquiries to <gnu@gnu.org>. There are also other ways to contact the FSF.
Please send broken links and other corrections or suggestions to <bug-texinfo@gnu.org>.

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Updated: $Date: 2013/09/26 23:24:56 $