Digital Typography
2nd Prinitng
Donald E. Knuth
Donald Knuth's influence in computer science ranges from the invention of literate programming to the development of the TeX programming language. One of the foremost figures in the field of mathematical sciences, Knuth has written papers which are widely referenced and stand as milestones of development over a wide range of topics. 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.
9/30/98
 1 Digital Typography 1
 2 Mathematical Typography 19
 3 Breaking Paragraphs Into Lines 67
 4 Mixing RighttoLeft with LefttoRight Texts 157
 5 Recipes and Fractions 177
 6 The TEX Logo in Various Fonts 181
 7 Printing Out Selected Papers 183
 8 Macros for Jill 185
 9 Problem for a Saturday Morning 185
 10 Exercises for TEX: The Program 195
 11 MiniIndexes 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 MetaFont 289
 16 Lessons Learned from METAFONT 315
 17 AMS Euler—A New Typeface for Mathematics 289
 18 Typesetting Concrete Mathematics 367
 19 A Course on METAFONT Programming 379
 20 A Punk MetaFont 391
 21 Fonts for Digital Halftones 415
 22 Digital Halftones by Dot Diffusion 449
 23 A Note on Digitized 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 571
 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
ISBN (Paperback): 1575860104 (9781575860107)
Subject: Computer Science; Printing; Computerized
Typesetting
Prof. Knuth's page on this book including table of contents and errata
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