[NTG-context] A few questions (mostly about fonts)

Jeff Smith ascarel at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 18:12:14 CEST 2006


Thank you yet another time for the helpful replies. You guys rock! A
couple of things:

Aditya, the \startMYLAYOUT .... \stopMYLAYOUT strategy seems to be
perfect. Thanks!

Now, from Mojca's reply:

> MB, but it's been updated to the new version today anyway, so it might
> be worth refreshing it anyway)

Is it? I still see 2006-08-05 on the download page.... Anyway, I
didn't really think I could come here and ask things directly to Hans!
It seems a good idea, but first I'll try it with your instructions
(see below). I want/need to familiarize myself with at least some of
the technicalities.

> \let\normalquotation=\quotation
> \def\quotation#1
>        {\bgroup\def\quotation##1{\quote{##1}}\normalquotation{#1}\egroup}

This almost works like a charm! I say almost because the command
\mainlanguage[fr] seems to interfere with it. When I comment out this
line, it works, with single quotes (precisly, the six/nine single
quotes) inside English double quotes (" and "). However, the outer
quotes must be the French guillemets « » instead of " " (the inner
ones are fine). That's why I used \mainlanguage[fr]. Can both work

Now, about the XeTeX installation. A few things didn't go as smoothly
as expected. Running fc-cache (with the appropriate parameters, of
course) returned this:

Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file
fc-cache: "": skipping, no such directory
ret = 0
fc-cache: succeeded

And compiling the document returned the following:

TeXExec | processing document 'd:\context\tex\quotes.tex'
TeXExec | no ctx file found
TeXExec | utf mode forced (bom found)
TeXExec | tex processing method: context
TeXExec | TeX run 1
TeXExec | writing option file quotes.top
TeXExec | using randomseed 412
TeXExec | tex engine: xetex
TeXExec | tex format: cont-en
TeXExec | progname: context
This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.995 (Web2C 7.5.5)
 \write18 enabled.
 (WARNING: translate-file "natural.tcx" ignored)
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt cont-en.fmt
I can't find the format file `cont-en.fmt'!
TeXExec | runtime: 0.321

By the way, I'm still unsure about what sort of resulting file this
compiling is supposed to give, and how this integrates with my normal
way of building a PDF output with SciTE.

Again, thank you for your patience!
Jeff Smith

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