Donald Knuth

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Donald Knuth

(person)
Donald E. Knuth, the author of the TeX document formatting system, Metafont its font-design program and the 3 volume computer science "Bible" of algorithms, "The Art of Computer Programming".

Knuth suggested the name "Backus-Naur Form" and was also involved in the SOL simulation language, and developed the WEB literate programming system.

See also MIX, Turingol.
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(27.) Donald Ervin Knuth, Digital Typography (Stanford, Calif.: CSLI Publications, 1999), chapter one.
Nevertheless, scientists and mathematicians have always had requirements to publish this material professionally and intelligibly, and Price explains some of the adaptations that were first invoked in the world of metal type and then eventually in the digital sphere with the innovations of people such as Donald Ervin Knuth.