update / punctuation / math
Hi, There have been some mails about punctuation spacing and a fix was added to the engine that related to that. As tests showed it to be okay so we made an update. It took a bit longer than normal because we were in the middle of some other math stuff: additional fonts and extensibles. Daniel Flipo maintains a few math fonts (like concrete, xcharter, erewhon, kp, euler) and the last few weeks more extensive support for extensibles was added and concrete became quite nice too, so these fonts make a nice benchmark. As they are part of the lmtx install and we made sure to support them. In the process we adapted our 2023 roadmap of which part is attached (we included an example end then decided to show of concrete). When we go through the process of 'upgrading' we noticed some interesting names for symbols and 'constructs'. Quite some come from plain and/or amsmath (in the past taco and aditya did some porting to context) and we're not always sure if something is really used (or even what it was intended for) so if you notice something weird or missing, let us know. Examples are welcome too. It might also be that something can go away because it's obsolete or never needed (so far we could resist te kickoutsymbolename temptation when it comes to symbol names that we think no sane user can remember or imagine to be there). When often add extra tests to the test suite (math subsection). Hans & Mikael ps. Alan and I are still messing around with some cross referencing. That code is still experimental and can have issues that we're looking at but hard to nail down (huge complex crossreferencing documents). More about that later. ================================== We added the tex of the pdf below ====== extract from roadmap ====== \usemodule[articlebasic,abbreviationslogos] \setupbodyfont[concrete] \starttext \startsubject[title=Math in \CONTEXT\ roadmap] \startitemize[n] \startitem After playing with math support for more than a year, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on. We have already discarded italic correction and now are replacing rules with extensibles. Much was already in place (and applied) but experiences with type one antykwas made us review some \OPENTYPE\ fonts. Not using rules makes some of them look better. The effect is subtle and probably not \AMS\ compliant, but we think that it will work out well for simple math like fractions of decimal numbers. Consequently, we have added to our shrinking todo list the burden to investigate whether we can remove those obsolete code paths from the engine. After all, who needs italic correction, who prefers ugly rules to beautiful glyphs, and who understands all these font parameters? Furthermore, after all these years, we don't expect \OPENTYPE\ font and \UNICODE\ math technologies to improve much; we don't know if \MICROSOFT\ is developing their technology further at all. Therefore, we are confident that what we are doing is the way it should have been done when math was upgraded. Hopefully users will notice the improvements. \stopitem \startitem Math also means physics and units (that topic was brought up recently on the list by Gavin). Therefore, because we're in cleanup mode, we decided to eliminate some more. With \ISO\ now in place for a long time, we are going to ignore the existence of the inch as unit from now on. The unit will probably remain in the engine for nostalgic reasons, but it will no be accepted in MWE. Instead, we will provide some more modern, culturally correct, kidfriendly units that we will use in examples, manuals and such. Because the fourperson strong team dealing with this wants to avoid making mistakes, we will go through a careful and scientifically sound process of calibration first, using a selected tex savvy audience. We expect these new units to be stable a month from now. Believe it or not, in the process of documenting all this, we found a buglet in the new math dimension spacing, so it has already paid off. Expect to hear more in a month or so, and enjoy your inches as long as you still can. In case you wonder how this relates to math other than mentioned: the math subsystem has 'mu' as adaptive unit, and that inspired is to come up with one for text (in addition to two new more or less fixed units). \stopitem \startitem The math family model is a fundamental concept in \TEX\ but we think we can do without. First of all, \OPENTYPE\ math fonts have (design) script and scriptscript sizes built in, so for that we have one family. Second, only full bold (heavy) makes sense as companion for regular math which is something that in practice we can support otherwise. So, this makes us consider dropping families altogether which then provides (mem) space for even more classes or dictionaries. If we nevertheless decide to keep families, we can certainly go with less than we have now, maybe two (or four if we want to be generous and also resemble original tex) of them is enough. We cannot imagine users wanting more. As a side note: completely divorcing families could make the math engine a bit leaner. It is hard to explain and users only care about the outcome. So more on this later. \stopitem \startitem Another path to explore is to identify the few building blocks that are needed for typesetting math, and then doing a bit more at the tex end. Of course that would nil quite some earlier effort, which is a bit frustrating, but still \unknown\ maybe the math engine can be reduced to a fraction of what is is now. \stopitem \startitem When we look at the math fonts and some characters in there, we sometimes wonder what makes sense. For some, searching in e.g. arXiv brings no hit. Basically we have obsolete math symbols and currently used one. That made us think about ancient math versus modern math, just like there is ancient greek and modern greek. Because math is a script one can wonder about obsolete math dialects with symbols just like there are plenty deal scripts in \UNICODE. We already are working on dictionaries but another axis is useability. \stopitem \startitem We no longer have the small / large extensible family model so we can simplify delimiters in the engine. Not something users should worry about. \stopitem \startitem We're not sure why math is considered stable because everything moved forward. Therefore we're preparing a bid for extra math symbols as needed in modern explorative and daring math thesis. When symbols are really used, and we have proof of that, it should be possible to get them un \UNICODE, just like all these emoji. We welcome input and as an example of currently faked symbols we added some to the distribution as easter eggs. One example: Mikael got contacted by a stressed student working on a thesis on probability. This student needed to typeset the characteristic function of a random variable \im {X} with density function \im {f_{X}}, and it was insisted to use another notation than the (wide) hat, that was already used for something else. For this reason the \tex {widerandomhat} was introduced, \useMPlibrary[newmath] \startformula E[\ee^{\ii tX}] = \widerandomhat{f_{X}}(t)\mtp{,} E[\ee^{\ii t(X_1+X_2)}] = \widerandomhat{f_{X_1} \ast f_{X_2}}(t)\mtp{.} \stopformula Naturally, it is automatically scaled, just like the ordinary wide hat \startformula \widehat{a+b+c+d+e+f} \neq \widerandomhat{a+b+c+d+e+f} \stopformula Once the thesis is printed, we will contact the \UNICODE\ Consortium to suggest that it gets a slot. \stopitem \startitem Our most ambitious project is a reverse engineering one, which is why it is conducted at the engineering faculty of the Dnul university (we cannot reveal the real name yet). In math articles one can find visualizing like $x\leftarrow x$ and there are plenty of \TEX\ commands that have arrow or hook in their names. If you look at the names of math symbols plenty are kind of weird. We think it is not natural and are considering a \quote {natural language math input} project, where you tell what it is and get the symbols you expect. For that we need to analyze typeset math and from the context as well as visualization derive a dataset that we can feed into a machine learning subsystem that then can be used to turn input into type. We have several stages in mind spanning years but it can be fun. Think of it like \quote {untagged math} which then of course results in \quote {untagged pdf}, but better! \stopitem \stopitemize Mikael & Hans \stopsubject \stoptext  Hans Hagen  PRAGMA ADE Ridderstraat 27  8061 GH Hasselt  The Netherlands tel: 038 477 53 69  www.pragmaade.nl  www.pragmapod.nl 
Cute, as always today :) Willi
On 1 Apr 2023, at 10:27, Hans Hagen via ntgcontext
wrote: Hi,
There have been some mails about punctuation spacing and a fix was added to the engine that related to that. As tests showed it to be okay so we made an update. It took a bit longer than normal because we were in the middle of some other math stuff: additional fonts and extensibles.
Daniel Flipo maintains a few math fonts (like concrete, xcharter, erewhon, kp, euler) and the last few weeks more extensive support for extensibles was added and concrete became quite nice too, so these fonts make a nice benchmark. As they are part of the lmtx install and we made sure to support them.
In the process we adapted our 2023 roadmap of which part is attached (we included an example end then decided to show of concrete).
When we go through the process of 'upgrading' we noticed some interesting names for symbols and 'constructs'. Quite some come from plain and/or amsmath (in the past taco and aditya did some porting to context) and we're not always sure if something is really used (or even what it was intended for) so if you notice something weird or missing, let us know. Examples are welcome too. It might also be that something can go away because it's obsolete or never needed (so far we could resist te kickoutsymbolename temptation when it comes to symbol names that we think no sane user can remember or imagine to be there).
When often add extra tests to the test suite (math subsection).
Hans & Mikael
ps. Alan and I are still messing around with some cross referencing. That code is still experimental and can have issues that we're looking at but hard to nail down (huge complex crossreferencing documents). More about that later.
==================================
We added the tex of the pdf below
====== extract from roadmap ======
\usemodule[articlebasic,abbreviationslogos]
\setupbodyfont[concrete]
\starttext
\startsubject[title=Math in \CONTEXT\ roadmap]
\startitemize[n]
\startitem After playing with math support for more than a year, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on. We have already discarded italic correction and now are replacing rules with extensibles. Much was already in place (and applied) but experiences with type one antykwas made us review some \OPENTYPE\ fonts. Not using rules makes some of them look better. The effect is subtle and probably not \AMS\ compliant, but we think that it will work out well for simple math like fractions of decimal numbers. Consequently, we have added to our shrinking todo list the burden to investigate whether we can remove those obsolete code paths from the engine. After all, who needs italic correction, who prefers ugly rules to beautiful glyphs, and who understands all these font parameters? Furthermore, after all these years, we don't expect \OPENTYPE\ font and \UNICODE\ math technologies to improve much; we don't know if \MICROSOFT\ is developing their technology further at all. Therefore, we are confident that what we are doing is the way it should have been done when math was upgraded. Hopefully users will notice the improvements. \stopitem
\startitem Math also means physics and units (that topic was brought up recently on the list by Gavin). Therefore, because we're in cleanup mode, we decided to eliminate some more. With \ISO\ now in place for a long time, we are going to ignore the existence of the inch as unit from now on. The unit will probably remain in the engine for nostalgic reasons, but it will no be accepted in MWE. Instead, we will provide some more modern, culturally correct, kidfriendly units that we will use in examples, manuals and such. Because the fourperson strong team dealing with this wants to avoid making mistakes, we will go through a careful and scientifically sound process of calibration first, using a selected tex savvy audience. We expect these new units to be stable a month from now. Believe it or not, in the process of documenting all this, we found a buglet in the new math dimension spacing, so it has already paid off. Expect to hear more in a month or so, and enjoy your inches as long as you still can. In case you wonder how this relates to math other than mentioned: the math subsystem has 'mu' as adaptive unit, and that inspired is to come up with one for text (in addition to two new more or less fixed units). \stopitem
\startitem The math family model is a fundamental concept in \TEX\ but we think we can do without. First of all, \OPENTYPE\ math fonts have (design) script and scriptscript sizes built in, so for that we have one family. Second, only full bold (heavy) makes sense as companion for regular math which is something that in practice we can support otherwise. So, this makes us consider dropping families altogether which then provides (mem) space for even more classes or dictionaries. If we nevertheless decide to keep families, we can certainly go with less than we have now, maybe two (or four if we want to be generous and also resemble original tex) of them is enough. We cannot imagine users wanting more. As a side note: completely divorcing families could make the math engine a bit leaner. It is hard to explain and users only care about the outcome. So more on this later. \stopitem
\startitem Another path to explore is to identify the few building blocks that are needed for typesetting math, and then doing a bit more at the tex end. Of course that would nil quite some earlier effort, which is a bit frustrating, but still \unknown\ maybe the math engine can be reduced to a fraction of what is is now. \stopitem
\startitem When we look at the math fonts and some characters in there, we sometimes wonder what makes sense. For some, searching in e.g. arXiv brings no hit. Basically we have obsolete math symbols and currently used one. That made us think about ancient math versus modern math, just like there is ancient greek and modern greek. Because math is a script one can wonder about obsolete math dialects with symbols just like there are plenty deal scripts in \UNICODE. We already are working on dictionaries but another axis is useability. \stopitem
\startitem We no longer have the small / large extensible family model so we can simplify delimiters in the engine. Not something users should worry about. \stopitem
\startitem We're not sure why math is considered stable because everything moved forward. Therefore we're preparing a bid for extra math symbols as needed in modern explorative and daring math thesis. When symbols are really used, and we have proof of that, it should be possible to get them un \UNICODE, just like all these emoji. We welcome input and as an example of currently faked symbols we added some to the distribution as easter eggs. One example:
Mikael got contacted by a stressed student working on a thesis on probability. This student needed to typeset the characteristic function of a random variable \im {X} with density function \im {f_{X}}, and it was insisted to use another notation than the (wide) hat, that was already used for something else. For this reason the \tex {widerandomhat} was introduced,
\useMPlibrary[newmath]
\startformula E[\ee^{\ii tX}] = \widerandomhat{f_{X}}(t)\mtp{,} E[\ee^{\ii t(X_1+X_2)}] = \widerandomhat{f_{X_1} \ast f_{X_2}}(t)\mtp{.} \stopformula
Naturally, it is automatically scaled, just like the ordinary wide hat
\startformula \widehat{a+b+c+d+e+f} \neq \widerandomhat{a+b+c+d+e+f} \stopformula
Once the thesis is printed, we will contact the \UNICODE\ Consortium to suggest that it gets a slot. \stopitem
\startitem Our most ambitious project is a reverse engineering one, which is why it is conducted at the engineering faculty of the Dnul university (we cannot reveal the real name yet). In math articles one can find visualizing like $x\leftarrow x$ and there are plenty of \TEX\ commands that have arrow or hook in their names. If you look at the names of math symbols plenty are kind of weird. We think it is not natural and are considering a \quote {natural language math input} project, where you tell what it is and get the symbols you expect. For that we need to analyze typeset math and from the context as well as visualization derive a dataset that we can feed into a machine learning subsystem that then can be used to turn input into type. We have several stages in mind spanning years but it can be fun. Think of it like \quote {untagged math} which then of course results in \quote {untagged pdf}, but better! \stopitem
\stopitemize
Mikael & Hans
\stopsubject
\stoptext
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Here in Colorado, we need $\widecowboyhat$.
Of course, care should be taken so that it typeset properly in
righttoleft as well.
Alan
On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 10:27:41 +0200
Hans Hagen via ntgcontext
Hi,
There have been some mails about punctuation spacing and a fix was added to the engine that related to that. As tests showed it to be okay so we made an update. It took a bit longer than normal because we were in the middle of some other math stuff: additional fonts and extensibles.
Daniel Flipo maintains a few math fonts (like concrete, xcharter, erewhon, kp, euler) and the last few weeks more extensive support for extensibles was added and concrete became quite nice too, so these fonts make a nice benchmark. As they are part of the lmtx install and we made sure to support them.
In the process we adapted our 2023 roadmap of which part is attached (we included an example end then decided to show of concrete).
When we go through the process of 'upgrading' we noticed some interesting names for symbols and 'constructs'. Quite some come from plain and/or amsmath (in the past taco and aditya did some porting to context) and we're not always sure if something is really used (or even what it was intended for) so if you notice something weird or missing, let us know. Examples are welcome too. It might also be that something can go away because it's obsolete or never needed (so far we could resist te kickoutsymbolename temptation when it comes to symbol names that we think no sane user can remember or imagine to be there).
When often add extra tests to the test suite (math subsection).
Hans & Mikael
ps. Alan and I are still messing around with some cross referencing. That code is still experimental and can have issues that we're looking at but hard to nail down (huge complex crossreferencing documents). More about that later.
==================================
We added the tex of the pdf below
====== extract from roadmap ======
\usemodule[articlebasic,abbreviationslogos]
\setupbodyfont[concrete]
\starttext
\startsubject[title=Math in \CONTEXT\ roadmap]
\startitemize[n]
\startitem After playing with math support for more than a year, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on. We have already discarded italic correction and now are replacing rules with extensibles. Much was already in place (and applied) but experiences with type one antykwas made us review some \OPENTYPE\ fonts. Not using rules makes some of them look better. The effect is subtle and probably not \AMS\ compliant, but we think that it will work out well for simple math like fractions of decimal numbers. Consequently, we have added to our shrinking todo list the burden to investigate whether we can remove those obsolete code paths from the engine. After all, who needs italic correction, who prefers ugly rules to beautiful glyphs, and who understands all these font parameters? Furthermore, after all these years, we don't expect \OPENTYPE\ font and \UNICODE\ math technologies to improve much; we don't know if \MICROSOFT\ is developing their technology further at all. Therefore, we are confident that what we are doing is the way it should have been done when math was upgraded. Hopefully users will notice the improvements. \stopitem
\startitem Math also means physics and units (that topic was brought up recently on the list by Gavin). Therefore, because we're in cleanup mode, we decided to eliminate some more. With \ISO\ now in place for a long time, we are going to ignore the existence of the inch as unit from now on. The unit will probably remain in the engine for nostalgic reasons, but it will no be accepted in MWE. Instead, we will provide some more modern, culturally correct, kidfriendly units that we will use in examples, manuals and such. Because the fourperson strong team dealing with this wants to avoid making mistakes, we will go through a careful and scientifically sound process of calibration first, using a selected tex savvy audience. We expect these new units to be stable a month from now. Believe it or not, in the process of documenting all this, we found a buglet in the new math dimension spacing, so it has already paid off. Expect to hear more in a month or so, and enjoy your inches as long as you still can. In case you wonder how this relates to math other than mentioned: the math subsystem has 'mu' as adaptive unit, and that inspired is to come up with one for text (in addition to two new more or less fixed units). \stopitem
\startitem The math family model is a fundamental concept in \TEX\ but we think we can do without. First of all, \OPENTYPE\ math fonts have (design) script and scriptscript sizes built in, so for that we have one family. Second, only full bold (heavy) makes sense as companion for regular math which is something that in practice we can support otherwise. So, this makes us consider dropping families altogether which then provides (mem) space for even more classes or dictionaries. If we nevertheless decide to keep families, we can certainly go with less than we have now, maybe two (or four if we want to be generous and also resemble original tex) of them is enough. We cannot imagine users wanting more. As a side note: completely divorcing families could make the math engine a bit leaner. It is hard to explain and users only care about the outcome. So more on this later. \stopitem
\startitem Another path to explore is to identify the few building blocks that are needed for typesetting math, and then doing a bit more at the tex end. Of course that would nil quite some earlier effort, which is a bit frustrating, but still \unknown\ maybe the math engine can be reduced to a fraction of what is is now. \stopitem
\startitem When we look at the math fonts and some characters in there, we sometimes wonder what makes sense. For some, searching in e.g. arXiv brings no hit. Basically we have obsolete math symbols and currently used one. That made us think about ancient math versus modern math, just like there is ancient greek and modern greek. Because math is a script one can wonder about obsolete math dialects with symbols just like there are plenty deal scripts in \UNICODE. We already are working on dictionaries but another axis is useability. \stopitem
\startitem We no longer have the small / large extensible family model so we can simplify delimiters in the engine. Not something users should worry about. \stopitem
\startitem We're not sure why math is considered stable because everything moved forward. Therefore we're preparing a bid for extra math symbols as needed in modern explorative and daring math thesis. When symbols are really used, and we have proof of that, it should be possible to get them un \UNICODE, just like all these emoji. We welcome input and as an example of currently faked symbols we added some to the distribution as easter eggs. One example:
Mikael got contacted by a stressed student working on a thesis on probability. This student needed to typeset the characteristic function of a random variable \im {X} with density function \im {f_{X}}, and it was insisted to use another notation than the (wide) hat, that was already used for something else. For this reason the \tex {widerandomhat} was introduced,
\useMPlibrary[newmath]
\startformula E[\ee^{\ii tX}] = \widerandomhat{f_{X}}(t)\mtp{,} E[\ee^{\ii t(X_1+X_2)}] = \widerandomhat{f_{X_1} \ast f_{X_2}}(t)\mtp{.} \stopformula
Naturally, it is automatically scaled, just like the ordinary wide hat
\startformula \widehat{a+b+c+d+e+f} \neq \widerandomhat{a+b+c+d+e+f} \stopformula
Once the thesis is printed, we will contact the \UNICODE\ Consortium to suggest that it gets a slot. \stopitem
\startitem Our most ambitious project is a reverse engineering one, which is why it is conducted at the engineering faculty of the Dnul university (we cannot reveal the real name yet). In math articles one can find visualizing like $x\leftarrow x$ and there are plenty of \TEX\ commands that have arrow or hook in their names. If you look at the names of math symbols plenty are kind of weird. We think it is not natural and are considering a \quote {natural language math input} project, where you tell what it is and get the symbols you expect. For that we need to analyze typeset math and from the context as well as visualization derive a dataset that we can feed into a machine learning subsystem that then can be used to turn input into type. We have several stages in mind spanning years but it can be fun. Think of it like \quote {untagged math} which then of course results in \quote {untagged pdf}, but better! \stopitem
\stopitemize
Mikael & Hans
\stopsubject
\stoptext
 Hans Hagen  PRAGMA ADE Ridderstraat 27  8061 GH Hasselt  The Netherlands tel: 038 477 53 69  www.pragmaade.nl  www.pragmapod.nl 
On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 at 10:28, Hans Hagen via ntgcontext
Hi,
As a side note (it's 2 april now) the concrete font of the pdf is not rendered well both on web and t on win/linux desktop . No surprise, I did some experiments with mflua years ago and my results had the same problem. Is it a known issue?  luigi
Hi,
On Sun, Apr 2, 2023 at 10:35 AM luigi scarso via ntgcontext
On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 at 10:28, Hans Hagen via ntgcontext
wrote: Hi,
As a side note (it's 2 april now) the concrete font of the pdf is not rendered well both on web and t on win/linux desktop . No surprise, I did some experiments with mflua years ago and my results had the same problem. Is it a known issue?
If you talk about the math font, I do not see what you mean. Daniel has worked a lot on his fonts, and they now work well. If you talk about the text font, Hans changed the concrete typescript so that it uses the variable "mono" Latin modern instead of the concrete text font that comes from Computer modern unicode. But the font is also boldened slightly, and perhaps that is what causes your problem (It did look weird on my phone for half a second or so before it "got normal"). In okular I see no problems. /Mikael
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 11:06, Mikael Sundqvist via ntgcontext < ntgcontext@ntg.nl> wrote:
If you talk about the math font, I do not see what you mean. Daniel has worked a lot on his fonts, and they now work well.
indeed the body font is not concrete opentype math but it looks very similar at first sight (of course... ). I was deceived because I remember its shapes quite well (C ,g a ).
If you talk about the text font, Hans changed the concrete typescript so that it uses the variable "mono" Latin modern instead of the concrete text font that comes from Computer modern unicode. But the font is also boldened slightly, and perhaps that is what causes your problem (It did look weird on my phone for half a second or so before it "got normal"). In okular I see no problems.
here evince & mupdf are quite ok (evince somewhat bolder than mupdf), okular looks not so good. They all have a cachingsomething, after the first zooms the pdf is rendered differently.  luigi
On 4/2/23 11:19, luigi scarso via ntgcontext wrote:
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 11:06, Mikael Sundqvist via ntgcontext
mailto:ntgcontext@ntg.nl> wrote: If you talk about the math font, I do not see what you mean. Daniel has worked a lot on his fonts, and they now work well.
indeed the body font is not concrete opentype math but it looks very similar at first sight
Hi Luigi, according to typeimpconcrete.mkiv, ConcreteMath.otf seems to be only used for the math font.
here evince & mupdf are quite ok (evince somewhat bolder than mupdf),
Well, evince displays it wrong (this is an already known issue with fake bold fonts in evince/poppler, reported years ago [https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler//issues/645]). Just in case it might help, Pablo
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 13:57, Pablo Rodriguez via ntgcontext < ntgcontext@ntg.nl> wrote:
On 4/2/23 11:19, luigi scarso via ntgcontext wrote:
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 11:06, Mikael Sundqvist via ntgcontext
mailto:ntgcontext@ntg.nl> wrote: If you talk about the math font, I do not see what you mean. Daniel has worked a lot on his fonts, and they now work well.
indeed the body font is not concrete opentype math but it looks very similar at first sight
Hi Luigi,
according to typeimpconcrete.mkiv, ConcreteMath.otf seems to be only used for the math font.
here evince & mupdf are quite ok (evince somewhat bolder than mupdf),
Well, evince displays it wrong (this is an already known issue with fake bold fonts in evince/poppler, reported years ago [https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler//issues/645]).
hm, 4years ago, quite old... and this is not a fake bold, this is an instance of a variable font. But yes, it seems that evince still has the same problem.  luigi
On 4/2/23 14:21, luigi scarso via ntgcontext wrote:
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 13:57, Pablo Rodriguez via ntgcontext wrote:
Well, evince displays it wrong (this is an already known issue with fake bold fonts in evince/poppler, reported years ago https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler//issues/645).
hm, 4years ago, quite old... and this is not a fake bold, this is an instance of a variable font. But yes, it seems that evince still has the same problem.
Sorry, Luigi, I meant http://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntgcontext/attachments/20230401/1f8c6cc9/at.... According to typeimpconcrete.mkiv, text has the feature boldened10 applied to it. Even with a variable font (which might not be the case in the link above), extending the font fakes the bold, such as in: \definefontfamily [mainface] [rm] [Source Sans 3 VF] [features={default, boldened10}] \setupbodyfont[mainface] \starttext \input zapf \stoptext Evince displays it poorly and this is what happens in the link above. Pablo
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 10:35, luigi scarso
On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 at 10:28, Hans Hagen via ntgcontext < ntgcontext@ntg.nl> wrote:
Hi,
As a side note (it's 2 april now) the concrete font of the pdf is not rendered well both on web and t on win/linux desktop . No surprise, I did some experiments with mflua years ago and my results had the same problem.
getting old... the pdf doesn't look so bad as I was used to remember https://meeting.contextgarden.net/2017/talks/20170914luigimflua/slides.p... So yes , it's the instance of the variable font.  luigi
Hi,
On Sun, Apr 2, 2023 at 11:29 AM luigi scarso via ntgcontext
On Sun, 2 Apr 2023 at 10:35, luigi scarso
wrote: On Sat, 1 Apr 2023 at 10:28, Hans Hagen via ntgcontext
wrote: Hi,
As a side note (it's 2 april now) the concrete font of the pdf is not rendered well both on web and t on win/linux desktop . No surprise, I did some experiments with mflua years ago and my results had the same problem.
getting old... the pdf doesn't look so bad as I was used to remember https://meeting.contextgarden.net/2017/talks/20170914luigimflua/slides.p...
So yes , it's the instance of the variable font.
Oh, that looks like a very nice talk, I wish I had been there. /Mikael
participants (6)

Alan Braslau

Hans Hagen

luigi scarso

Mikael Sundqvist

Pablo Rodriguez

Willi Egger