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METAFONT

Donald Knuth

METAFONT

the program

by Donald Knuth

  • 355 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Addison Wesley Pub. Co. in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • METAFONT,
  • TeX (Computer file),
  • Computerized typesetting,
  • Font editors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald E. Knuth ; illustrations by Duane Bibby.
    SeriesComputers & typesetting -- D
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 566 p. :
    Number of Pages566
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15495670M
    ISBN 100201134381
    OCLC/WorldCa46595335

    METAFONT is a system for the design of symbols and alphabetic characters suited to raster-based devices that print or display text. The construction of a typeface is an art form and this manual is written for people who wish to advance the quality of mathematical typesetting. The METAFONTbook Price: $ Can I freely download the Knuth's 5 volume set books COMPUTERS and TYPESETTING in pdf and the source of TeX and {\sf METAFONT} that these book contain and a compiler for the sources that would unde.

    a bit of mathematics (actually the author makes a good review of important concept) and that want to create A book well written for those who know a bit of mathematics (actually the author makes a good review of important concept) and that want to create their own font.5/5(1). Buy Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book: Metafont Book v. C (Computers & Typesetting Series) 01 by Knuth, Donald E. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Donald E. Knuth.

      METAFONT is a system for the design of symbols and alphabetic characters suited to raster-based devices that print or display text. The construction of a typeface is an art form and this manual is written for people who wish to 4/5(2). 'METAFONT' is a system for the design of symbols and alphabetic characters suited to raster-based devices that print or display text. This METAFONT book enables readers, with only minimal computer science or word processing experience, to master the basic as well as the more advanced features of METAFONT programming.


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METAFONT by Donald Knuth Download PDF EPUB FB2

This file provides the source of The METAFONT book, which is provided as an example of the business of writing a book in TX. The book is a companion text to Knuth's The TeXbook, since TeX can be used to typeset with fonts created using METAFONT book. Knuth's familiar wit, and illustrations specially drawn by Duane Bibby, add a light touch to an unusually readable software by: The Metafont Book by Donald E.

Knuth () Spiral-bound – January 1, by Donald E. Knuth (Author)Reviews: 2. METAFONT, a system for alphabet design (Memo / Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) [Knuth, Donald Ervin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. METAFONT, a system for alphabet design (Memo / Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)Author: Donald Ervin Knuth.

The METAFONTbook enables readers, with only minimal computer science or word processing experience, to master the basic as well as the more advanced features of METAFONT programming.

With this manual, readers will learn how to write a program using METAFONT that can customize a type design that already exists, create an entire alphabet from scratch, and. The style of the book will be familiar to users of Knuth's book on T 2EX and the illustrations are still by Duane Bibby.

A delightful feature is the creation of a new character, named “Meta,” a cat who greatly resembles a s flapper; she does much to make the reader wish to METAFONT book reading so as to see the illustrations of the next chapter.

Location: CTAN Packages mfbook mfbook – The source of The METAFONT book This file provides the source of The METAFONT book, which is provided as an example of the business of writing a book in T e X. The distribution includes the source of Knuth’s METAFONT book; this source is there to read, as an example of writing T e X — it should not be processed.

designed with METAFONT, in a completely precise way; and they were developed rather hastily by the author of the system, who is a rank amateur at such things. It seems clear that further work with METAFONThas the potential of producing typefaces of real beauty.

This manual has been written for people who wouldFile Size: 1MB. The METAFONTbook, by Donald Ervin Knuth, published by the American Mathematical Soci-ety and Addison Wesley Publishing Company. First edition,covers METAFONT Later editions cover METAFONT and above. This le is based, except where indicated otherwise, on the edition.1 Acknowledgements.

About the author () Donald E. Knuth is known throughout the world for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of the Tex and Metafont systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing.

Metafont Book, The | InformIT METAFONT is a system for the design of symbols and alphabetic characters suited to raster-based devices that print or display text. The construction of a typeface is an art form and this manual is written for people who wish to advance the quality of mathematical typesetting.

The book is a companion text to Knuth's The TeXbook, since TeX can be used to typeset with fonts created using METAFONT. Knuth's familiar wit, and illustrations specially drawn by Duane Bibby, add a light touch to an unusually readable software manual. METAFONT, created by author Donald E. Knuth, is a computer language that allows you to produce professional quality typefaces using mathematical type design.

The METAFONTbook, a users guide and reference manual, enables readers with only minimal computer science or word processing experience to master the basic as well as the more /5(30). As part of the TeX Project at Stanford University (), the noted computer scientist and prolific author, Professor Donald E.

Knuth, created the Metafont font design system. Briefly, metafont supports the creation of entire families of fonts from a set of dimensional parameters and outline descriptions.

(page mcmlxxxiii) The T E Xbook The fine print in the upper right-hand corner of each page is a draft of intended index entries; it won’t appear in the real Size: 2MB.

TEX and METAFONT book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5(2). Preface METAFONT is the dark but indispensable brother of TEX, the well known typesetting program written by Donald E. Knuth. Where TEX (most often through its son LATEX) works in the light, putting your words together in beautifully typeset File Size: 1MB.

Seven years after his book "TEX and METAFONT", at the start of a revolution leading to ubiquitous desktop publishing (first Macintosh in ), Knuth published a set of five books on TEX, METAFONT, and typefaces.

His purpose as teacher was to show a new way to write and document computer programs -- "literate" programming.5/5(1). METAFONT was created by Donald Knuth to facilitate the creation of the special type fonts needed for his T 2EX typesetting program. Users of T 2EX will be familiar with the first outputs of METAFONT as the ACM, or Alm more Cited by:.

The METAFONTbook Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. METAFONT, Type and type-founding Publisher Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Collection Internet Archive Books.

American Libraries. Uploaded by DeannaFlegal on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: METAFONT is a system for the design of symbols and alphabetic characters suited to raster-based devices that print or display text.

The construction of a typeface is an art form and this manual is written for people who wish to advance the quality of mathematical typesetting.As pointed out by @egreg, and are no longer in TeX Live. This was certainly a problem for someone like me trying to work with the Metafont book, and as far as I can tell the files are not located on CTAN (at least doing a search for yields nothing.).