LaTeX anniversary release 2003/12

Rainer Schöpf rainer.schoepf at
Sat Mar 13 17:52:34 CET 2004

Who remembers December 23, 1993, when the first public release of LaTeX2e

The LaTeX3 Project Team wishes to announce the LaTeX 10th Anniversary
Release, officially dated December 2003.

It contains numerous changes, additions and improvements, some of which
I'd like to mention:

 - (Partial, experimental) support for Unicode input: the inputenc package
   has a new option utf8.

 - New version of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), now DFSG
   (Debian Free Software Guidelines) approved.

 - TLC2 - The LateX Companion, 2nd edition is about to appear

For more info, see the news sheets ltnews15 and ltnews16 in the
documentation directory (see below).

At the same time, the website of the LaTeX3 Project Team has a new look.
Come and visit:

As usual, the files can be downloaded from a CTAN mirror near you. Go to
the CTAN root directory and look for


Documentation (in PDF) can be found in


The required packages are in



   Rainer Schöpf

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