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TeX includes a powerful macro processor allowing the creation of higher level packages hiding the TeX primitives from the user. The best known and most widely used of these is LaTeX.
Although designed with a strong emphasis on mathematics (and still the formulas generated by TeX are of a quality unsurpassed by widely used commercial packages) it's high quality linebreaking algorithm, the possibility to use multiple languages, fonts and encodings make it useful in many other fields as well.
DVITYPE(1) DVITYPE(1) NAME dvitype - translate a dvi file for humans SYNOPSIS dvitype dvi_file_name DESCRIPTION The dvitype program translates a DVI (DeVice Independent) file output by (for example) tex(1) or gftodvi(1), to a file that humans can read. It also serves as a DVI file-validating program more»
PATGEN(1) PATGEN(1) NAME patgen - generate patterns for TeX hyphenation SYNOPSIS patgen dictionary_file pattern_file log_file translate_file DESCRIPTION The patgen program reads the dictionary_file and produces the pattern_file, writing a transcript of its actions on the log_file. The dictionary_file more»
POOLTYPE(1) POOLTYPE(1) NAME pooltype - display a WEB pool file SYNOPSIS pooltype pool_file_name DESCRIPTION The pooltype program translates a (program-oriented) Web string pool file to a (human-oriented) text file. The pool_file_name must be complete; no adding of default extensions or path searc more»
TANGLE(1) TANGLE(1) NAME tangle - transla more»
TEX(1) TEX(1) NAME tex, virtex - te more»
WEAVE(1) WEAVE(1) NAME weave - translat more»