Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). This is hardly an introductory text on programming and very few of us read computer programs for fun. That said, a programmer with some experience could learn a great deal by thorough study and imitation of the master craftsmen (don't forget about John D. Hobby) at work here. 4 people found this helpful.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). 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.
Computers & Typesetting, Volume D book. The is the fourth volume in a five-volume series on Computers and Typesetting, all authored by Donald E. Knuth.
Computers and Typesetting is a 5-volume set of books by Donald Knuth published in 1986 describing the TeX and Metafont systems for digital typography. Knuth's computers and typesetting project was the result of his frustration with the lack of decent software for the typesetting of mathematical and technical documents.
If you really want to know TeX, this is the book to have It will get you off to a running start and prepare you to profitably read Knuth's book.
If you really want to know TeX, this is the book to have. However, if you are a complete beginner, I'd recommend you first look at Michael Doob's A Gentle Introduction to Tex. It will get you off to a running start and prepare you to profitably read Knuth's book. If you are fairly sophisticated, you can learn TeX from scratch reading this book. I managed this, whilst at the same time mastering the vagaries of UNIX running on a vax and taking the (old version) of the vi bull by the horns.
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 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.
Book Overview Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book (Computers and Typesetting, Vol C). Donald Ervin Knuth.
book by Donald Ervin Knuth. Computers & Typesetting, Volume C: The Metafont Book (Computers and Typesetting, Vol C). Computers & Typesetting, Volume E: Computer Modern Typefaces (Computers and Typesetting, Vol E).
TeX METAFONT, the name meta-font. 2 Chapter 1: The Name of the Game.
Knuth, Donald Ervin Bibby, Duane Robert. Illustrations by DUANE BIBBY. Addison –wesley publishing company. These programs are dierent from ordinary computer programs, because they are essentially declarative rather than imperative. of typesetting: TEX puts characters into the proper positions on a page, while determines the shapes of the characters themselves. Why is the system called TeX METAFONT, the name meta-font. with a multiplicity of parameters, while today’s machines do such tasks with.