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Amine Anane
[Digital Khatt]

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Andreas Scherer

Curves in metapost. By Andreas Scherer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archives of MetaFont--MetaPost list

Gutenberg archives on metapost and metafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Benjamin Miller

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Daniel H. Luecking

A researcher in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Arkansas, who specializes in metafont. He made the travel dingbat typeface "nkarta15", a correction and extension of the free metafont "karta" which in turn is of unknown origin. He also made a metapost file out of it. Download these fonts here. I took the liberty of making a tfm file with tfmpktest.pl, and from the tfm abd mf files, with the help of mftrace and t1utils, I made afm and pfb files: nkarta15 (type 1) (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Khatt
[Amine Anane]

Amine Anane obtained his PhD in 2012 from the University of Montreal. In 2017, he developed a Metafont / Metapost font with variable widths for the justification of Arabic texts, and in particular the Quran. He started the Digital Khatt project amd wrote: DigitalKhatt is an advanced Arabic typesetter based on a Metafont-designed parametric font that can generate a glyph with a given width during layout and justification while respecting the curvilinear nature of Arabic letters. The typesetter extends the OpenType layout engine to support the varying width and shape of the glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Hagen

Puzzles and geometrical constructions in metapost. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Michel Sarlat

Geometrical constructions and metapost. In French, by Jean-Michel Sarlat. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Hobby's MetaPost language

Also, the mauals of metapost, "A MetaFont like system with PostScript output" (article by John Hobby), A user's manual, and "Drawing graphs with MetaPost (John Hobby)". TUG link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Daniel Benjamin Miller]

The Computer Modern fonts are available in Type 1 format, but these renditions are somewhat thin and spindly, and produce much lighter results than the originals. It is alternatively possible to use METAFONT bitmaps, but this has its disadvantages in comparison with vector fonts. These fonts are conversions to Type 3 fonts, done entirely in METAPOST; they are vector fonts which are a direct conversion from the original METAFONT files, so they are the design most authentic to the originals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spalek's metapost tutorial

Robert Spalek's Czech tutorial on metapost. [Google] [More]  ⦿


TeX can use any font for which it has metrics (character widths, kerning, etc.), and shapes (these days, generally PostScript or TrueType outlines). This page explains the start. Other subpages are here, here, here, here (MetaPost), and here,">here. [Google] [More]  ⦿