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Developer(s) Christian Schenk
Stable release
2.9.6400 / 31 July 2017; 4 months ago (2017-07-31)[1]
Repository github.com/MiKTeX/miktex
Development status Active
Written in C, C++, Pascal
Operating system Windows (stable), Linux (development)
Size 190 MB
Type TeX, LaTeX
License "several free"[2]
Website MiKTeX

MiKTeX is a distribution of the TeX/LaTeX typesetting system for Microsoft Windows. It also contains a set of related programs. MiKTeX provides the tools necessary to prepare documents using the TeX/LaTeX markup language, as well as a simple tex editor: TeXworks. The name comes from Christian Schenk's login: MiK for Micro-Kid.[3]

MiKTeX can update itself by downloading new versions of previously installed components and packages, and has an easy installation process. Additionally, it can ask users whether they wish to download any packages that have not yet been installed but are requested by the current document.

The current version of MiKTeX is 2.9 and is available at the MiKTeX homepage. Since version 2.7, MiKTeX has support for XeTeX, MetaPost and pdfTeX and compatibility with Windows 7. A portable version of MiKTeX is also available.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Download MiKTeX". 
  2. ^ "Redistributing MiKTeX". Miktex.org. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  3. ^ "MiKTeX / Mailing Lists". Sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 

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