Commercial TeX implementations

There are many commercial implementations of TeX. The first appeared not long after TeX itself appeared.

What follows is probably an incomplete list. Naturally, no warranty or fitness for purpose is implied by the inclusion of any vendor in this list. The source of the information is given to provide some clues to its currency.

In general, a commercial implementation will come “complete”, that is, with suitable previewers and printer drivers. They normally also have extensive documentation (i.e., not just the TeXbook!) and some sort of support service. In some cases this is a toll free number (probably applicable only within the USA and or Canada), but others also have email, and normal telephone and fax support.

- PC; TrueTeX Runs on all versions of Windows.

  Richard J. Kinch  
  TrueTeX Software  
  7890 Pebble Beach Court  
  Lake Worth FL 33467  
  Tel: +1 561-966-8400  
  Email: <a href=""></a>  
  Web: [[|]]  
  Source: Mail from Richard Kinch, August 2004.

- pcTeX Long-established: pcTeX32 is a Windows implementation.

  Personal TeX Inc  
  725 Greenwich Street, Suite 210   
  San Francisco, CA 94133  
  Tel: 800-808-7906 (within the USA)  
  Tel: +1 415-296-7550  
  Fax: +1 415-296-7501  
  Email: <a href=""></a>  
  Web: [[|]]  
  Source: Personal TeX Inc web site, December 2004

- PC; Scientific Word Scientific Word and Scientific Workplace offer a mechanism for near-WYSIWYG input of LaTeX documents; they ship with TrueTeX from Kinch (see above). Queries within the UK and Ireland should be addressed to Scientific Word Ltd., others should be addressed directly to the publisher, MacKichan Software Inc.

  Dr Christopher Mabb  
  Scientific Word Ltd.  
  130B Main Street  
  PE7 3LB  
  Tel: 0345 766 0340 (within the UK)   
  Fax: 0345 603 9443 (within the UK)  
  Email: <a href=""></a>   
  Web: [[|]]
  MacKichan Software Inc.  
  19307 8th Avenue, Suite C  
  Poulsbo WA 98370-7370  
  Tel: +1 360 394 6033  
  Tel: 877 724 9673 (within the USA)  
  Fax: +1  360 394 6039  
  Email: <a href=""></a>  
  Web: [[|]]  
  Source: Mail from Christopher Mabb, August 2007

- AmigaTeX A full implementation for the Commodore Amiga, including full, on-screen and printing support for all PostScript graphics and fonts, IFF raster graphics, automatic font generation, and all of the standard macros and utilities.

  Radical Eye Software  
  PO Box 2081  
  Stanford, CA 94309  
  Source: Mail from Tom Rokicki, November 1994

Note that the company Y&Y has gone out of business, and Y&Y TeX (and support for it) is therefore no longer available. Users of Y&Y systems may care to use the self-help mailing list that was established in 2003; the remaining usable content of Y&Y's web site is available at

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