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Re: METAFONT (Was: Re: Yivríndil Script Sample)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, May 23, 2002, 13:20
En réponse à "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...>:

> > 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". >
I know, I have the source of it (it's part of my distribution of LaTeX, but it's locked so that I cannot compile it :((( . It probably also lacks components...).
> 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. >
I was afraid you would have the same problem as me. I have to look. Probably the university here owns a copy of it, but I'm not sure. It's not as if it had any use for scientific students... Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.