Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book
  • Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book
  • Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book

Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book

by Donald E. Knuth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201134454

ISBN-13: 9780201134452

Pub. Date: 10/01/1986

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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 advanced areas of METAFONT

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Overview

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 advanced areas of METAFONT programming.

Readers will learn how to write a program for each letter or symbol of a typeface. Using METAFONT, it is possible to customize a type design that already exists, or even to create an entire alphabet from scratch. It is particularly easy to create logos or special symbols. Advanced users will enjoy the freedom and artistry that METAFONT allows in creating original typefaces.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Introduces concepts informally early in the text; in later chapters, these concepts are filled in with more detailed explanations.
  • Program exercises are found throughout the text with answers in an appendix.
  • Exercises and concepts of greater difficulty are marked with margin symbols. In this way, both beginning and experienced users of METAFONT can benefit.
  • 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.

The METAFONTbook is the third in a five-volume series on Computers and Typesetting , all authored by Knuth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201134452
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
10/01/1986
Series:
Computers and Typesetting Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.95(d)

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