[NTG-context] Mixed Normal and Bold Math -- Problem with Lucida
Taco Hoekwater
taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Aug 6 09:15:46 CEST 2006
Hi,
Hans Hagen wrote:
>
> it's a matter of lack of tex families; once we have bold, something else
> has to be dropped
More precisely, here is the font family setup of ConTeXt
\fam
0 math roman (with uppercase greek)
1 math italic
2 math symbols
3 math extension
4 italic
5 slanted
6 bold
7 --
8 bold slanted
9 bold italic
10 smallcaps
11 typeface (sans serif or typewriter or ..., text font)
12 math symbols a (ams)
13 math symbols b (ams)
14 math symbols c (mathtime script)
15 math symbols d (mathtime greek upright)
Only family 7 is really empty, and only 14 and 15 can easily be
redefined (\newfamily always returns 15)
> the best thing (nowadays) is to have two typefaces defined, one normal,
> and one bold
>
> future versions of context may have more support (soon pdftex will have
> >16 families)
256 families of fonts with 65536 possible characters each, just like
in Aleph.
> btw, one of the problems is that several passed over the math list are
> made, which means that font switches are not treated as in text (think
> of \bf test \sl test)
>
> (i dunno if that can be solved in future tex's)
Not sure that would make sense. Font switches in math mode are in fact
different from ones in ordinary text. {\sl A} and {\bs A} may well have
completely a different meaning.
Cheers, Taco
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