Digital Typography

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In this collection, the second in the series, Knuth explores the relationship between computers and typography. The present volume, in the words of the author, is a legacy to all the work he has done on typography. When he thought he would take a few years' leave from his main work on the art of computer programming, as is well known, the short typographic detour lasted more than a decade. When type designers, punch cutters, typographers, book historians, and scholars visited the University during this period, it...

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Overview

In this collection, the second in the series, Knuth explores the relationship between computers and typography. The present volume, in the words of the author, is a legacy to all the work he has done on typography. When he thought he would take a few years' leave from his main work on the art of computer programming, as is well known, the short typographic detour lasted more than a decade. When type designers, punch cutters, typographers, book historians, and scholars visited the University during this period, it gave to Stanford what some consider to be its golden age of digital typography. By the author's own admission, the present work is one of the most difficult books that he has prepared. This is truly a work that only Knuth himself could have produced.

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Table of Contents

1 Digital Typography 1
2 Mathematical Typography 19
3 Breaking Paragraphs Into Lines 67
4 Mixing Right-to-Left Texts with Left-to-Right Texts 157
5 Recipes and Fractions 177
6 The TEX Logo in Various Fonts 181
7 Printing Out Selected Pages 183
8 Macros for Jill 185
9 Problem for a Saturday Morning 195
10 Exercises for TEX: The Program 197
11 Mini-Indexes for Literate Programs 225
12 Virtual Fonts: More Fun for Grand Wizards 247
13 The Letter S 263
14 My First Experience with Indian Scripts 285
15 The Concept of a Meta-Font 289
16 Lessons Learned from METAFONT 315
17 AMS Euler - A New Typeface for Mathematics 339
18 Typesetting Concrete Mathematics 367
19 A Course on METAFONT Programming 379
20 A Punk Meta-Font 391
21 Fonts for Digital Halftones 415
22 Digital Halftones by Dot Diffusion 449
23 A Note on Digital Angles 473
24 TEXDR.AFT 481
25 TEX.ONE 505
26 TEX Incunabula 533
27 Icons for TEX and METAFONT 547
28 Computers and Typesetting 555
29 The New Versions of TEX and METAFONT 563
30 The Future of TEX and METAFONT 571
31 Questions and Answers, I 573
32 Questions and Answers, II 601
33 Questions and Answers, III 625
34 The Final Errors of TEX 655
Index 663
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