“Mathematical Typography” (After Donald Knuth, 1978)

  • Dexter Sinister
  • D. ReinfurtEmail author
  • S. Bailey
Part of the Mathematics, Culture, and the Arts book series (MACUAR)


The type you are reading right *now* is called Meta-the-difference-between-the-two-font. It was designed by Dexter Sinister in 2010, and derived using MetaFont, the now-thirty-five-year-old computer typography system programmed by Donald Knuth in 1979.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Visual ArtsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Haute École d’Art et de DesignGenevaSwitzerland

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