Re: [NTG-context] German ß

Adam Lindsay atl at
Mon Oct 17 13:39:19 CEST 2005

Wolfgang Zillig said this at Sun, 16 Oct 2005 19:57:35 +0200:

>The font I use is from
>the hfbright package (the hfbright package is a free version of the
>cmbright font) but when I created that typescript I did't relalize that
>a full font package was available and I renamed the fonts (therefore I
>will not provide that ugly typescript file here). I don't know what has
>changed but the german ß is not working any more. I use as font encoding
>ec and as regime win.

Hi. I'm just catching up with this issue.
Mojca is giving you the right information. I've installed hfbright on my
machine and can confirm that it is OT1 (context's `default' encoding)
only. The easiest way to fix this for you is to return to the
typescripts and make sure they say:
  [encoding=default] instead of

As you are probably aware, there are issues with hyphenation and the OT1
encoding. However, the TFMs and free Type 1 glyphs for this font simply
are not around.

May I suggest looking at the new Latin Modern light sans fonts for text,
and using hfbright for mathematics only?

 Adam T. Lindsay, Computing Dept.     atl at
 Lancaster University, InfoLab21        +44(0)1524/510.514
 Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK             Fax:+44(0)1524/510.492

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