Digital Typography

      Digital Typography
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 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. Download Digital Typography author Donald Ervin Knuth –

Donald Ervin Knuth, born January 10th 1938, is a renowned computer scientist and Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.Author of the seminal multi volume work The Art of Computer Programming TAOCP , Knuth has been called the father of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms, and in the process popularizing asymptotic notation.In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.A prolific writer and scholar, Knuth created the WEB CWEB computer programming systems designed to encourage and facilitate literate programming, and designed the MMIX instruction set architecture.

      Digital Typography
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  • Paperback
  • 685 pages
  • Digital Typography
  • Donald Ervin Knuth
  • English
  • 19 July 2018
  • 1575860104

10 thoughts on “ Digital Typography

  1. says:

    Knuth s passion and attention to detail are inspiring The thread running through this book goes I have a problem, I have a computer, I think this problem can be solved using a computer.

  2. says:

    Excellent reading for font fans and those interested in digital typesetting, document processing, and so on.

  3. says:

    I read this a few years ago probably 2004 and I didn t read the whole thing since it s a Knuth book I d be lying if I said I did Still, it s an interesting book, the highlight for me was the included correspondence back and forth between Knuth and Hermann Zapf about font design It also goes in depth on the dynamic programming algorithms TeX uses to do typesetting, so if you re a big brain type and you have tons of excess...

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