[texhax] Fonts for Beginners
will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jul 25 14:00:15 CEST 2012
On Jul 24, 2012, at 10:46 AM, Paul Stanley wrote:
> Does the list recommend a text on the subject of fonts for a complete beginner?
If you mean for installation into old styles of TeX, then Philipp
Lehman's Font Installation Guide:
If you mean ``just'' using them, then von Bechtolsheim's _TeX in Practice_ Vol. 2: Paragraphs, Math, and Fonts_ is quite good.
If you mean installing and using them in interesting ways, then Alan Hoenig's _TeX Unbound_:
If you mean using them in a ``modern'' TeX system then Will Robertson's FontSpec:
If you haven't read _The Elements of Typographic Style_ by Robert Bringhurst, it should go to the top of the list.
I list a couple of books here:
Other good background materials, Simon Oliver's _Introduction to Typography_.
I also list some books which you may find of interest on this broadside:
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