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A Beginner’s Book of TEX

  • Raymond Seroul
  • Silvio Levy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 1-16
  3. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 17-21
  4. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 22-26
  5. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 27-37
  6. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 38-51
  7. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 52-63
  8. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 64-77
  9. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 78-101
  10. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 102-121
  11. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 122-129
  12. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 130-163
  13. Raymond Seroul, Silvio Levy
    Pages 164-190
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 191-284

About this book

Introduction

The last two decades have witnessed a revolution in the realm of typography, with the virtual disappearance of hot-lead typesetting in favor of the so-called digital typesetting. The principle behind the new technology is simple: imagine a very fine mesh superimposed on a sheet of paper. Digital typesetting consists in darkening the appropriate pixels (tiny squares) of this mesh, in patterns corresponding to each character and symbol of the text being set. The actual darkening is done by some printing device, say a laser printer or phototypesetter, which must be told exactly where the ink should go. Since the mesh is very fine-the dashes surrounding this sentence are some six pixels thick, and more than 200 pixels long-the printer can only be controlled by a computer program, which takes a "high-level" description of the page in terms of text, fonts, and formatting commands, and digests all of that into "low-level" commands for the printer. TEX is such a program, created by Donald E. Knuth, a computer scientist at Stanford University.

Keywords

Alignment Layout function mathematics programming

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond Seroul
    • 1
  • Silvio Levy
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Typographie InformatiqueUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Geometry CenterMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8654-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97562-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8654-2
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