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LaTeX3-The long-term future of LaTeX


LaTeX2e is the consolidation step in a comprehensive reimplementation of the LaTeX system. The next major release of LaTeX will be LaTeX3, which will include a radical overhaul of the document designers' and package writers' interface to LaTeX.

LaTeX3 is a long-term research project but, until it is completed, the project team are committed to the active maintenance of LaTeX2e. Thus the experience gained from the production and maintenance of LaTeX2e will be a major influence on the design of LaTeX3. A brief description of the project can be found in the document ltx3info.tex.

If you would like to support the project then you are welcome to send donations to the LaTeX3 Project Fund; this has been set up to help the research team by financing various expenses associated with this voluntary work of maintaining the current LaTeX and developing LaTeX3.

The fund is administered by The TeX Users Group and by various local user groups. Information about making donations and joining these groups is available from:

  TeX Users Group, P.O. Box 1239, Three Rivers, CA 93271-1239, USA
Fax: +1 209 561 4584 Email:

UK TUG, 1 Eymore Close, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 4LB, UK
Fax: +44 121 476 2159 Email:

Articles covering aspects of the LaTeX3 project are available for anonymous ftp from the Comprehensive TeX Archive, in the directory:


The file ltx3pub.bib in that directory contains an abstract of each of the files.

Rainer Schoepf
Thu Jan 8 11:53:27 MET 1998