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TeX parts of Texinfo for Windows

From: Karl Berry
Subject: TeX parts of Texinfo for Windows
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2020 16:57:06 -0600

I thought I would pass this on for anyone interested in running the TeX
parts of Texinfo under Windows (e.g., not info or makeinfo or related). -k

Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 06:36:45 +0900
From: "Akira Kakuto" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: TeX Live on Windows: Texinfo not available?

I think users can find at

A document [contents of file 00README-TEXINFO.TL]:

        How to install Texinfo addin in TeX Live W32

In the following, $INSTALLDIR is $SELFAUTOPARENT in the TeX Live,
that is, the parent directory of "texmf-dist". Actually the
directory $INSTALLDIR is shown by a command:

    kpsewhich --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT

(1) Expand the file in $INSTALLDIR.
    Then you can typeset basic Texinfo files:
    texi2pdf --verbose filename.texi
    texi2dvi --verbose filename.texi
    dvips filename.dvi
    makeinfo etc. in the original Texinfo are not supported.

(2) If you define an environment variable TEXINPUTS as
    set TEXINPUTS=$INSTALLDIR/texmf-texinfo/tex/texinfo;
    The latest Texinfo becomes available. For example, Japanese
    extension by M. Hosoda becomes available:
    set TEX=xetex& texi2dvi --verbose yatex-lx.texi
    in cmd.exe command line creates yatex-lx.pdf.
    An example file yatex-lx.texi is in texmf-texinfo/doc/texinfo.
    Note that, in defining the environment variable TEXINPUTS,
    you should input the actual value of $INSTALLDIR, for example,
    set TEXINPUTS=C:/texlive/2020/texmf-texinfo/tex/texinfo;
    and the trailing semicolon, ";" is absolutely necessary.


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