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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 mo ...more
Paperback, 685 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Center for the Study of Language and Inf (first published 1998)
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Graham Lee
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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". ...more
Dave
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent reading for font fans and those interested in digital typesetting, document processing, and so on.
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Jan 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 time on your hands you can sit and study those. However, you can sk ...more
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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
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