[NTG-context] new to ConTeXt

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Tue Nov 7 22:31:56 CET 2006


On Nov 7, 2006, at 9:20 PM, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:

> It seems that the task is more difficult than I thought (although
> x-contm.tex seems a very interesting example to begin with).
>
> But my problem right now is ConTeXt itself. My PhD thesis (that was
> typeset with LaTeX [for the examination board], Lambda [for the
> electronic publication] and XeLaTeX [just for fun ;-)]) contains  
> quotes
> and some fragments in ancient Greek. And I would like to be able to do
> similar things (in a fancier way, of course ;-)) with ConTeXt.
>
> For those ones who were newbies not so long ago or that come from a
> humanities background, which are the best documents to start learning
> ConTeXt?
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
>
> Pablo

Difficult to answer this question because it's a bit vague. What kind  
of documents do you want to produce with ConTeXt? Articles,  
presentations, textbooks, lists, interactive screen documents?
But to give you a few pointers that may or may not be useful:

- The first stop would be the wiki http://wiki.contextgarden.net .  
There is a section called "Sample documents" that may be a good  
starting point.

- You could have a look at recent issues of the PracTeX journal;  
there is some stuff about ConTeXt in there, and it should be good for  
beginners.

- Of course, the Pragma website, but I guess you know that already.

- Finally, for ancient Greek, there is the ancientgreek module http:// 
modules.contextgarden.net/t-greek which I find superior to all Greek  
typesetting in LaTeX (because I wrote the module).

Don't hesitate to ask here when you have specific questions, but  
maybe that can get you started. I am a humanities guy and do all my  
work in ConTeXt...

HTH

Thomas


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