I just reviewed some unanswered questions to get on the list for the next clean up. I stumbled upon the tag, the tag wiki says:

is for questions which deal with books about TeX, LaTeX and other topics of this site. For questions regarding design and layout of books use instead.

There are currently 116 questions marked. I started with the newest answers first, and most of them should be tagged instead. I collected the links to questions are are correctly tagged (unexpectedly many I have to say). Some of them should maybe tagged , but this is ok for me.

The second part needs attention because neither nor apply.

116 - 41 - 13 = 62

62 questions that could be retagged to . Unfortunately, i didn't collect the links to them. Would have saved some time.

What do we do? Retag them in the next two weeks? tohecz retagged the questions a while ago. Are there any alternatives coming to mind?

The topic was raised in a little different manner a while back: The {books} and {book-design} tags

Tag applies

- Books for Library
- What is the best book with american typography rules?
- Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?
- Looking for an ebook about typography that used to be part of a package
- What non-free books are available and recommended?
- Why should I buy a TeX/LaTeX guide book?
- Electronic version of Knuth's "TeXbook"?
- LaTeX Companions Third Revised Boxed Set, The
- An old italian translation of The TeXbook
- The TeXbook: Spiral or hard-cover binding?
- Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX?
- LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English
- a book recommendation for doing graphics in beamer
- How does TeX actually work?
- Where‎ ‎do‎ I start ‎learning‎ conditional tests ‎in ‎LaTeX‎?‎
- LaTeX Companion as an ebook
- New Edition of TeXBook
- \@ifnextchar and friends documentation
- A critique of TeX?
- What book do you recommend for new Tex users?
- LaTeX presentations like OpenOffice .odp
- Learning TeX via the TeXbook
- What is the latest edition of Knuth's "Computers & Typesetting" Series?
- Resources for learning about contributed packages
- Beyond Bringhurst: mathematical typesetting
- If I'm about to write a book on LaTeX, should I wait for a LaTeX3 release?
- Topics for a book about LuaTeX
- Which books can I read via texdoc?
- How on earth did Knuth do it?
- What are good advanced LaTeX books?
- Are there any good general typesetting books / references?
- Good LaTeX book for Math beginner
- Should I read Donald Knuth's The TeXbook?
- Brown paper strip on page 125 of The METAFONTbook
- Good XeTeX Books
- Help in choosing LaTeX2e books in light of LaTeX3 development
- Reference about "modern" LaTeX usage for scientific works
- Where can I find good ConTeXt documentation
- Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?
- Which manuals are on your "TeX Reference" shelf?
- What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Complete retag needed

- "LaTeX does not work well for people who have sold their souls"?
- Links of book templates
- Robert Sedgewick - Algorithms Fourth Edition Style in LaTeX
- Typeset Like Jackson's E&M
- Latex style that resembles the one used in some computer science books
- Unix Text Processing
- TeX family tree with timeline?
- References for learning how to check for typesetting problems
- Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?
- How to write a book in LaTeX?
- Varying images at varying positions in Book and Memoir class chapter styles
- The cross-reference boxes in TeX: the program
- Comprehensive book on Kile

  • Why does the Kile one need to be retagged? It is true that it asks about Kile, which is just an editor, but it the question is clearly a bit more general. I don't see why this needs a 'complete retag'...
    – cfr
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 1:52
  • @cfr I would have suggested documentation or manuals but the tag-wiki shows me that this would be wrong. It was just a quick skim of the questions.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 7:24
  • @Johannes_B As for the tag wiki of {documentation}, see meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2544/the-documentation-tag ...
    – doncherry
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 15:02
  • @doncherry Thanks for editing. Do you have any ideas on the question?
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 15:13
  • Why book is not the tag for the standard book class (like report or article)? Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 23:43
  • @PaulGaborit Excellent question, i just noticed, that {bbok} is a synonym for books (books related to TeX and friends)
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 8:13
  • Related: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3728/…
    – jub0bs
    Commented Dec 14, 2014 at 14:32

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I think we have here a tag that is so broad as to be meaningless. As suggested in a comment, should presumably apply to things specific to the book class in analogy to or . On the other hand, I'm not really sure what means: it might be books about TeX, creating books, etc. I'd therefore suggest that one goes in favour of either or , as appropriate. Once that is done we can deal with by making it a synonym of one of the two 'better' tags.


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