CTAN Update: patgen2-tutorial

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Tue Mar 30 16:10:16 CEST 2021

Yannis Haralambous submitted an update to the



Version:  1.1 2021-03-29
License:  lppl1.3c

Summary description:  A tutorial on the use of Patgen 2

Announcement text:
 This is the revisited version of a document written in 1993, long
 before Unicode, the PDF format, the Web, the $n$-th Doctors (for n≥9),
 \eTeX, smartphones, emojis, fake news, COVID, and whatever makes the
 world we currently live in. As a tutorial, it was utterly _bad_:
 it was unclear, missed important information and focalized on
 (semi-private) jokes.  I realized this fact in March 2021, when
 I tried to use Patgen again after decades of oblivion.
 Having re-discovered the use of Patgen, which is still as scarcely
 documented as it was in 1993, I decided to rewrite this tutorial
 hoping to succeed where I once failed. I ask in advance for your
 indulgence. Do not hesitate to contact me if parts of it are
 (still) obscure!


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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