Texinfo is the official documentation format of the GNU project. 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. The Texinfo system is well-integrated with GNU Emacs.
- Download the latest official release (also on all GNU mirrors). Older releases are also available.
- The Texinfo manual and standalone Info reader manual from the latest official release. See the GNU documentation page for manuals for other GNU packages.
- The Texinfo reference card formatted for letter-size paper (four landscape pages) and for A4-size paper.
- The latest texinfo.tex macro file used for converting Texinfo source to DVI or PDF files for printing and viewing, using the TeX typesetting system. (texinfo.tex is updated much more frequently than full Texinfo releases are made; please use the latest version.)
- Texinfo project page at Savannah
- The development source tree, the NEWS file listing notable changes by release, the ChangeLog file detailing all changes, and the TODO file with future projects large and small, awaiting volunteers.
- If available, the latest pretest. Pretests are inherently unstable. Please try them and report problems—that's why they are done, so the official release will be as reliable as it can be.
- The main address for bug reporting, developer discussion, pretest announcements, and more (info, web archive, plain text archive).
- For Texinfo authoring help and discussion (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 <email@example.com>. Or you can use the mailing list web interface.
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.
- GNU Emacs, the extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor
- GNU help2man, for generating reasonable man pages from --help output
- info.vim, a plugin for the Vim editor for reading Info documentation
- The Sphinx Python documentation generator has support for Texinfo, used by MediaGoblin
- Other Texinfo links
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Updated: $Date: 2020/12/31 20:11:21 $