Metafont is a programming language used to define vector fonts, originally devised by Donald Knuth as counterpart to his TeX typesetting system.

Analysis of the evolution of typographic technology and the nature of digital fonts, and introduces Donald E. Knuth’s groundbreaking TeX and Metafont systems. An essay complemented by interviews with Peter Biľak, Erik Spiekermann and Dimitri Bruni (NORM).
14 April 2011