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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 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.

685 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1998

Lecture Notes

Computer Science


Table of Contents

     1   Digital Typography
     2   Mathematical Typography
     3   Breaking Paragraphs Into Lines
     4   Mixing Right-to-Left Texts with Left-to-Right Texts
     5   Recipes and Fractions
     6   The TEX Logo in Various Fonts
     7   Printing Out Selected Pages
     8   Macros for Jill
     9   Problem for a Saturday Morning
   10   Exercises for TEX: The Program
   11   Mini-Indexes for Literate Programs
   12   Virtual Fonts: More Fun for Grand Wizards
   13   The Letter S
   14   My First Experience with Indian Scripts
   15   The Concept of a Meta-Font
   16   Lessons Learned from METAFONT
   17   AMS Euler--A New Typeface for Mathematics
   18   Typesetting Concrete Mathematics
   19   A Course on METAFONT Programming
   20   A Punk Meta-Font
   21   Fonts for Digital Halftones
   22   Digital Halftones by Dot Diffusion
   23   A Note on Digital Angles

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