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There’s a nicely-presented list of of “recommended books” to be had
on the web: http://www.macrotex.net/texbooks/
The list of Metafont books is rather short:
- The Metafontbook
- by Donald Knuth (Addison Wesley, 1986,
ISBN 0-201-13445-4, ISBN 0-201-52983-1 paperback)
Alan Hoenig’s ‘TeX Unbound
’ includes some discussion and
examples of using Metafont.
A book covering a wide range of topics (including installation and
- Making TeX Work
- by Norman Walsh (O’Reilly and Associates,
Inc, 1994, ISBN 1-56592-051-1)
The book is decidedly dated, and is now out of print, but a copy is
and on CTAN,
and we list it under “online books
This answer was added: 2011-06-01
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