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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

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 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 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
  • 35. Index 663

ISBN (Paperback): 1575860104 (9781575860107)
ISBN (Electronic): 15758669x (97815758669x1)

Subject: Computer Science; Printing; Computerized Typesetting

Prof. Knuth's page on this book including table of contents and errata

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