[NTG-context] Context 2006.07.13 released

Hans van der Meer hansm at science.uva.nl
Fri Jul 14 15:24:25 CEST 2006

On Jul 14, 2006, at 11:54, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> New features since  2006.05.11:
> * The use of \sometxt in MetaPost figures (instead of \textext) can
>    remove the need for indirect "texexec" runs, resulting in a massive
>    speed improvement for heavy documents.

Do I understand correct that this is meant to generally replace  
\textext from inside metapost figures?

Is the following change correct, for example:
	% prevent wobbling of text boxes with uneven depth
	pic := textext("\setbox0=\hbox{"&labeltext&"}\dp0=0pt\box0");
	pic := sometxt("\setbox0=\hbox{"&labeltext&"}\dp0=0pt\box0");

Are there restrictions? When to use \sometxt and when is there need  
for \textext?

Hans van der Meer

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