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Guide to the Stanford University, Euler Project, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0362
    Creator: Stanford University. Euler Project.
    Creator: Zapf, Hermann
    Title: Stanford University, Euler Project, records
    Dates: 1979-1988
    Physical Description: 2.25 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection consists of Hermann Zapf's original drawings used to develop the Euler typeface, as well as computer printouts and proofs; correspondence between Zapf and Donald E. Knuth concerning the typeface design; and the working papers of the Digital Typography Group, which produced the final digital typeface, including correspondence, character proofs, galleys, computer programs, notebooks, logs, and research notes.
    Language(s): In English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Hermann Zapf, 1988, and Donald E. Knuth, 1989.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Stanford University, Euler Project, Records (SC0362). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    The Euler Project at Stanford produced a digital typeface, consisting of over 500 mathematical characters, for the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The typeface, named after the 18th century mathematician Leonhard Euler, was designed by German type designer Hermann Zapf. The typeface was produced using the METAFONT type design language, developed by Donald E. Knuth at Stanford University, and formulated by the Digital Typography Group at Stanford University.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection consists of Hermann Zapf's original drawings used to develop the Euler typeface, as well as computer printouts and proofs; correspondence between Zapf and Donald E. Knuth concerning the typeface design; and the working papers of the Digital Typography Group, which produced the final digital typeface, including correspondence, character proofs, galleys, computer programs, notebooks, logs, and research notes.

    Access Terms

    American Mathematical Society.
    Kim, Scott.
    Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938-
    Stanford University. Digital Typography Group.
    Stanford University. Euler Project.
    Zapf, Hermann.
    Zapf, Hermann
    Computerized typesetting.
    METAFONT (Computer system).