[NTG-context] followup metapost textext?

Hans van der Meer hansm at science.uva.nl
Thu Dec 22 18:11:21 CET 2005

I am surprised, but somehow the problem seems to be gone.

In my cont-sys.tex I had

Trying everything seemingly connected to metapost I tried diverse  
combinations with these macros either commented-out or not-commented- 
At one moment texexec started functioning.
I was thinking both these macros were for efficiency only, or is that  
a wrong thought? Because the comment in cont-sys.tex after these  
lines says "% This saves some runtime,...".
But the \runMPTEXgraphicstrue seems crucial.

Would you please answer the next questions too:

(1) Although my outer font is Lucida, these are used in textext 
(normal) but not used in textext($math$) where lm- en cm-math fonts  
are used; these mixed fonts make the pictures ugly.

(2) I would like to have standalone pictures, as produced by "texexec  
--mptex" but then I do not know how to set the fonts. Is there a  
simple way to export the pictures from a ConTeXt run with embedded MP- 
graphics? Or keep intermediate pdf's?

yours sincerely,
dr. H. van der Meer

On Dec 22, 2005, at 8:49, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Hans van der Meer wrote:
>> Followup to my previous post (see below)
>> I executed the code on the "live tex site" and, mirabile dictu,  
>> there it works.
>> The difference I can see is a much older pdfetex (Version  
>> 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)) on the live site, whereas I have  
>> a newer one (Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)).
>> Could that be the problem or must I dig deeper?
> It is not likely that this is the problem, unless you have
> 'stray' pdfetex executables floating around (with different
> version numbers) in other folders.
> It is more likely there is some interference with your pre-existing
> teTeX 3, but without the actual output and log files I do not know
> what to suggest as next step.
> Taco
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