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LaTeX is a popular markup language and document preparation system, often used in the sciences. The current implementation in Arch Linux is the TeXLive package.


The latex compiler is included in the texlive-core package. It can be installed with:

# pacman -S texlive-core

This package will be suitable for any non-specialized LaTeX needs. On its own, texlive-core should be suitable for most needs.

If you are looking for internationalization support, then the texlive-lang package provides various character sets and non-English features. It can be installed by:

# pacman -S texlive-lang

If extra funtionality is needed, various other packages add useful functionality to the core feature set. To get a complete LaTeX setup, the texlive-most package is available:

# pacman -S texlive-most

This package will install all of the available texlive packages available from the Arch Linux repositories.

For more information, see TeXLive.


Whle LaTeX can be written in a simple text editor, many people wish to edit LaTeX source in a specialized environment. Editors using various toolkits are below:


Please note that GTK/+ can encompass both Gnome and XFCE environments.

  • Gedit - Supports LaTeX syntax highlighting, it is included in Gnome
  • Winefish - A LaTeX editing suite. It supports highlighting and code completion, compile-from-editor, among other things


  • Kile - A user friendly TeX/LaTeX frontend for KDE

See also

  • LyX - An advanced open-source document processor