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Lessons from MetaFont

10th July 2019 in London at Business Design Centre

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Why is Donald Knuth’s multivolume masterpiece, the Art of Computer Programming, still unfinished? The answer is that dissatisfied with his books’ physical form, Knuth paused work in order to automate some of the more toilsome aspects of book production: typesetting and font creation. So were born LaTeX and MetaFont. Join me for a whirlwind tour of publishing automation from Gutenberg to the web, culminating with an in-depth analysis of Knuth's writings on MetaFont--an extraordinary language for designing parametric fonts.

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Lessons from MetaFont

Sam Galson

Sam is a software engineer at YLD, specialising in full stack JavaScript and Kubernetes. Most recently, he has been working with eLife Sciences and the Coko Foundation to build a set of open-source tools for scholarly publishing.

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Why is Donald Knuth’s multivolume masterpiece, the Art of Computer Programming, still unfinished? The answer is that dissatisfied with his books’ physical form, Knuth paused work in order to automate some of the more toilsome aspects of book production: typesetting and font creation. So were born LaTeX and MetaFont. Join me for a whirlwind tour of publishing automation from Gutenberg to the web, culminating with an in-depth analysis of Knuth's writings on MetaFont--an extraordinary language for designing parametric fonts.

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About the Speaker

Lessons from MetaFont

Sam Galson

Sam is a software engineer at YLD, specialising in full stack JavaScript and Kubernetes. Most recently, he has been working with eLife Sciences and the Coko Foundation to build a set of open-source tools for scholarly publishing.

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