texbook – The source of The TeXbook. This file provides Sources, /systems/ knuth/dist/tex/ Version Maintainer, Donald E. Knuth. Computers & Typesetting, Volume A: The TeXBook Donald Ervin Knuth, . A documentation for a program couldn’t be done better than Knuth does it for his. by Donald E. Knuth (Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, ), x+pp. French translation by Jean-Côme Charpentier, Le TeXbook: Composition.

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The TeXbook is the first in a five-volume series on Computers and Typesetting, all authored by Knuth.

You have a typo “electric versions” should be ‘electronic versions’shouldn’t it. Back cover copy Here is the definitive guide to the use of TeX, written by the system’s creator, Donald E.

Nobody rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Kgeorgiy rated it liked it May 16, The complete electronic source for The TeXbook is file texbook. John rated it really liked texboook Jan 18, Books by Donald Ervin Knuth. It includes major revisions to text, figures, tables, definitions, and conformance clauses, and provides clear and practical answers to common questions.

Blume rated it liked it Dec 08, Reviewed for TUGboat starting on p. But finally at the end ofwhen it became necessary to reprint these books again with all of the latest corrections that have been suggested by the world’s best nitpickers, the publishers discovered that the original films had been lost!

Books about TeX, typography and friends

All seven books are available from the publisher, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. G Generating Boxes from Formulas. What does it cover? Like any style of language imperative, functional, logical, etc.

This popular book shows you how to begin using LaTeX to create high-quality documents. As for first reading alternative texts, I think there is something to be said about reading the manual written by the guy who created TeX in the first place.


What does your favorite font say about you? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The TeXbook

TeX may have some flaws, but its macro expansion seems pretty solid to me. Refresh and try again. Knuth warns newcomers away from the more difficult areas, while he entices experienced users with new challenges.

Highlights for me included a selection of exercises that I could mostly accomplish, a perspective on how the interaction with the program is an iterative Going full on five stars, as I know I will read this again.

The TeXbook – Donald Ervin Knuth – Google Books

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Looking for beautiful books? Hanaa rated it it was amazing Oct 06, The secret life of punctuation, symbols, and other typographical marks Reviewed for TUGboat. But for the preparation of more complex documents, The TeXbook contains all the detail required.

All of these files contain up-to-date information, including all corrections in the errata lists. Matthew Kirschenbaum examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. Skim Chapter 20 on macros and Appendix F on font glyphs and their classification.

Computers & Typesetting, Volume A: The TeXBook

Siddhant Shrivastava rated it it was amazing Jul 04, 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 rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms, and in the process popularizing asymptotic notation.

Plain TeX offers the greatest flexibility in controlling font sizes, page layout and control of headers and footers without some of the constraints that are imposed by LaTeX packages. Metafont is a computer language that allows you to produce professional quality typefaces using mathematical type design. I don’t really recall Tfxbook TeXbook jumping from topic to topic.


This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June And, I am not sure there teexbook broad computer science added value to the book.

Since this question asks for impressions and experiences of several users, not for a best answer or solution, I suggest converting it to community wiki. Written and designed by Robert Bringhurst, this limited edition is carefully crafted and letterpress printed. TeX represents the state-of-the-art in computer typesetting.

However, if you want to really understand TeX then there is no way to avoid the great Texbook A Answers to All the Exercises. Knuthh warns newcomers away from the more difficult areas, while he entices experienced users with new challenges.

The using of double quotes is just a custom. A short example-based book covering core LaTeX and a few packages.

It is particularly valuable where the document, article, or book to be produced contains a lot of mathematics, and where the user is concerned about typographic quality. And it has very useful examples. Tak lupa bertanya teman, bila tak kunjungn menemukan jawaban. Tim Poston rated it it was amazing Dec 09, TeX software offers both writers and publishers the opportunity to produce technical text of all kinds, in an attractive form, with the speed and efficiency of a computer system.

The first biography in English of the incomparable type designer, punch cutter, and printer, Giambattista Bodoni It explains a lot of how the TeX engine works.

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