# [metapost] envelope proposal 4

Laurence Finston lfinsto1 at gwdg.de
Mon Mar 21 11:40:31 CET 2005

On Sat, 19 Mar 2005, Larry Siebenmann wrote:

> PS.  I fear that much of the literature on rasterization
> is unavailable for commercial reasons of various sorts.
> Knuth's consistently well documented work
> is an island in a sea of fire.

This may not be what you're looking for (I haven't been
following your discussion).  However, in hopes that it
will be useful, I recommend the following sources of
information on rasterization:

The documentation for the PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
format:
http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/index.html

The documentation for the GNU Plotutils package:
http://www.gnu.org/software/plotutils/plotutils.html

The following book may also contain useful information:

Miano, John.
{\it Compressed Image File Formats}.
ISBN 0-201-60443-4

David Salomon's book, which has come up on this list
before, also discusses rasterization:

Salomon, David.
@i{Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling}.
Berlin 1999.
Springer-Verlag.
@w{ISBN: 0-387-98682-0.}

Laurence