Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX

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Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e. V., or DANTE e. V., is the German-language TeX users group. With over 2000 members, it is today the largest TeX users group worldwide.[citation needed]


DANTE was founded on 14 April 1989 in the German city of Heidelberg by a handful of TeX enthusiasts who had met formerly on a non-regular basis.

According to its statutes, DANTE consults TeX users from all German-speaking countries. It also represents them vis à vis other TeX users groups.

DANTE runs one of three CTAN backbone servers, dante.ctan.org.

Meetings with additional talks and tutorials are held bi-annually on changing locations all over the German-speaking countries that are free to take part in for everyone interested in TeX.

The member journal, Die TeXnische Komödie (German for “The TeXnical comedy”, a pun on Dante's Divine Comedy referring back to the group's name), is published quarterly.

DANTE's international counterpart is the TeX Users Group (TUG) that was founded in 1980.

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