[NTG-context] format generation -- again!

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri May 26 23:12:37 CEST 2006

Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
> Alan's log:
> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5) (INITEX)   
> 24 MAY 2006 06:40
> entering extended mode
> ***cont-en.ini
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/context/config/cont-en.ini
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/context/base/cont-en.tex
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/context/base/context.tex
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/context/base/syst-pln.tex
> Both have the latest release. So the only difference that really  
> could matter:
> 1. older version of pdf(e)tex;
no problem here
> 2. natural.tcx is not called.
probably the problem
> Can anybody help? I'm unable to reproduce the problem here; I can  
> generate formats both with texmfstart texexec --make --all and with  
> fmtutil-sys --byfmt cont-en.
i dunno how fmtutil works, but maybe you can pass the -8bit switch to pdftex somehow (or translate-file=natural.tcx) 

an alternative is to regenerate the patterns 

  ctxtools --pat  

will generate them, given that in the meantime the original names/content of pattern sources hasn't changed) 

i know from discussion on the tex live list that tetex was ot that fond of being 8 bit clean (all this locale stuff and wanting to have ^^X kind dof output on the terminal) but because context (sometimes) need a round trip 8 bit, i assume an 8 bit clean tex

(btw, fmtutil does not support the engine subpath either - which was reported to be too complex to implement) 


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