METAFONT (Was: Re: Yivríndil Script Sample)
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 23, 2002, 12:20|
On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 09:55:15AM +0200, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> I'm seeing METAFONT!!! DO you know how to use it? Do you have any resource you
> could share that could teach me the basics of METAFONT and how to use it? I'm
> desperate of finding a beginner's guide which teaches the basics of the
> METAFONT language and how it works!!![snip]
Well, I've used METAFONT only a little, so I can't claim that I "know" it.
The one (and possibly only) resource on METAFONT is the definitive book by
the creator of METAFONT itself, Donald Knuth. It is one of the volumes of
his magnum opus, "TeX, a typesetting system" (or something to that
effect). IIRC, it's titled "The METAFONT book".
Unfortunately, none of the bookstores in my locality carry any of those
volumes any more. (Heck, they don't even carry Leslie Lamport's LaTeX 2e
book any more, either.) The only sure place you can find them is at a
university's library. Search for 'Knuth' and 'METAFONT' and you should
find it. If you *do* find a place that actually sells these books, please
do tell me!! I'm dying to purchase a copy of that work.
Why can't you just be a nonconformist like everyone else? -- YHL