[NTG-context] Context 2006.08.08 released

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Aug 8 19:43:05 CEST 2006

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that the new ConTeXt release from Hans Hagen
can be downloaded as of now from the Pragma ADE website or one of its


The current release has version 2006.08.08

A very short list of changes is given below. As usual, there is an
html page with more detailed release notes available on the Wiki, see:


New features:
* The first release of the cow font
* Support for strikethrough text using metapost
* Macros can register temporary files that are automatically cleaned up
* A few small math extensions:
   * matrix option style=\textstyle|\displaystyle so that each entry
     is in that style
   * matrix option location=low|lohi|high for the baseline placement
     of the matrix
   * macro \intertext added
* Sorting of alphabetic commalists (\sortalphacommacommand) is
   now possible
* Included metapost figures start out using black instead of the text
   color now, and \MPcolor{currentcolor} can be used for selecting the
   current text color outside figure
* Page ranges in registers can optionally be compressed using
* The bib module automatically runs bibtex now
* SciTE on Windows now uses ComSpec instead of calling cmd.exe directly

* A bugfix in defined (named) buffer handling
* Some french messages fixed
* Some fixes for character alignment errors in natural tables
* In grid mode, \displaywidowpenalty and \brokenpenalty are now set
   to zero
* Figure numbers in captions fixed (separator, stopper, suffix)
* LucidaNewMath-Demi (bold) font fixed

Happy TeXing,

Taco Hoekwater

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