TeX Live Contrib Area

Welcome on TLContrib, a website that hosts contributed packages for TeX Live.

The packages on this site are not distributed inside TeX Live proper for one or another of the following reasons:

In short, anything related to TeX that can not be on TeX Live but can still legally be distributed over the Internet can have a place on TLContrib.

The ultimate goal is to provide a companion to the core TeX Live (tlnet) distribution in much the same way as Debian's non-free tree is a companion to the normal distribution. The goal is not to replace TeX Live: packages that could go into TeX Live itself should stay (or be added) there. TLContrib is simply trying to fill in a gap in the current distribution system.

Quick Start

If you are running the current version of TeX Live, which is 2018 at the moment, the following code will suffice:
  tlmgr repository add http://contrib.texlive.info/current tlcontrib
  tlmgr pinning add tlcontrib "*"

In future there might be releases for certain years.

To install one of the packages simply use

  tlmgr install PKG
and if you want to get (practically) all packages and automatically newly added packages, you can install collection-contrib which contains (practically) everything:
  tlmgr install collection-contrib


The packages are signed with my GnuPG RSA key: 0x6CACA448860CDC13. tlmgr will automatically verify authenticity if you add my key:
  curl -fsSL https://www.preining.info/rsa.asc | tlmgr key add -
After that tlmgr will tell you about failed authentication of this repository.

Current set of packages

The current list of packages is: acmtrans, acroflex, acromemory, acrosort, acrotex, adobecaslon, aebenvelope, aeb-minitoc, aeb-mlink, aeb-mobile, aeb-pro, aebslicing, aeb-tilebg, aebxmp, annot-pro, artthreads, bargraph-js, chemsym, cjk-gs-integrate-macos, classico, cntdwn, collection-contrib, comicsans, cowfont, datepicker-pro, digicap-pro, dps, ecards, eq2db, eqexam, eq-save, fc-arith, fetchbibpes, fitr, fldigigal, futurans, gandhi, garamond, garamondx, getnonfreefonts, graphicxsp, harftex, icon-appr, imprintmtshadow, japanese-otf-nonfree, japanese-otf-uptex-nonfree, jj-game, joy-of-tex, lettergothic, literaturnaya, lmacs, lsabon, luahbtex, lucidabr, lucida-otf, lucold, luxi, mathstone, mkstmpdad, opacity-pro, pcarl, popupmenu, ptex-fontmaps-macos, ptmsc, qrcstamps, rangen, renditions, richtext, rmannot, spark-otf-fonts, thsmc, urw-arial, verdana, vntex-nonfree, webomints, yt4pdf.


Taco Hoekwater started in 2010, but it hasn't seen much activity in recent years. Taco agreed to hand it over to Norbert Preining, who is currently maintaining the repository.

In contrast to the original tlcontrib page, we don't offer an automatic upload of packages or user registration. If you want to add packages here, see below.

Adding packages

If you want to see a package included here that cannot enter TeX Live proper, the following ways are possible (from most appreciated to least appreciated):

Git repository

The packages are kept in a git repository and the tlmgr repo is built from it after changes. The location is https://git.texlive.info/tlcontrib.
Copyright 2017-2019 Norbert Preining