Zapf, Hermann.

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German graphic artist, calligrapher and designer of typefaces.

From the guide to the Associates of the Stanford University Libraries logo and related correspondence, 1981-1982, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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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.

From the guide to the Stanford University, Euler Project, records, 1979-1988, (Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Noel Martin papers, 1948-2008, 1948-2008 University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
referencedIn 3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated, Bulk, 1985-1996, 1978-1996 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Stanford University, Euler Project, records, 1979-1988 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn E. Maurice Bloch papers, circa 1925-1989 getty research institute
referencedIn Miscellaneous European calligraphy, 1591-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stanford University print collection, 1862-2001 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Associates of the Stanford University Libraries logo and related correspondence, 1981-1982 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Theodor Jung Calligraphy examples, 1950-1981 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith American Mathematical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bloch, E. Maurice. person
associatedWith Jung, Theodor, 1906- person
associatedWith Kim, Scott. person
associatedWith Knuth, Donald person
associatedWith Knuth, Donald Ervin, 1938- person
associatedWith Martin, Noel person
associatedWith Stanford University. Digital Typography Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Euler Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Zapf, Herman person
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Computerized typesetting
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Birth 1918-11-08

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