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Titel: The Metafont Book
Verlag: Addison Wesley Longman Limited, London
Art des Buches: Used
Spiral binding paperback in acceptable condition. Scores and creases on covers. Corners and edges are worn and creased. Previous owner's name penned on front inside cover. Small tears and creases on title pages. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 440116
Inhaltsangabe: '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 METAFONT book 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. With this manual, readers will learn how to write a program using METAFONT that can customize a type design that already exists, create an entire alphabet from scratch, and create logos or special symbols.
METAFONT, created by author Donald E. Knuth, is a computer language that allows you to produce professional quality typefaces using mathematical type design. The METAFONTbook, a users guide and reference manual, enables readers with only minimal computer science or word processing experience to master the basic as well as the more advanced areas of METAFONT programming.
Readers will learn how to write a program for each letter or symbol of a typeface. Using METAFONT, it is possible to customize a type design that already exists, or even to create an entire alphabet from scratch. It is particularly easy to create logos or special symbols. Advanced users will enjoy the freedom and artistry that METAFONT allows in creating original typefaces.
The METAFONTbook is the third in a five-volume series on Computers and Typesetting, all authored by Knuth.
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