[NTG-context] Installing Cyrillic font

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 01:06:00 CET 2006


On 12/26/06, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky wrote:
> > I am sorry to say that this really looks like the INF of the standard
> > Times-Roman font that does not have cyrillic glyphs (and the same was
> > true of your log file).
>
> Yes, Taco, you are right. I was muddled by Extensis Suitcase which displayed Cyrillic text in a font preview mode (probably, substituted?). The font (tir_____.pfb) itself doesn't contain any Cyrillic glyphs, indeed. Thanks a lot for your point.
>
> I've abandon the Adobe font and installed Times-Roman from the  collection located at at http://freshmeat.net/projects/urw-fonts-cyrillic. Texfont has performed its job excellent and now I'm able to typeset Russian. (The filenames for Times-Roman are n021003l.afm, n021004l.afm, n021023l.afm and n021024l.afm)
>
> However, now that Russian seems OK I have stuck with Ukrainian. Despite the fact that this font DOES contain all Ukrainian-specific glyphs (Ie, I, and Yi; if you never saw them then see http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wgl4.html), They cause errors and are replaced by wrong symbols in the output pdf file.
>
> My test script is the following
> ...........................................
>
> \loadmapfile[t2a-urw-timescyr.map]
>
> \font\myfirstfont=t2a-n021003l
> \myfirstfont
>
> \starttext
>
>  Hello world!
>
>  Привет, мир!
>
>  Добрий день, свiтове!
>
>  Ukrainian-specific letter are {ЄєIiЇї}
>
> % \showcharacters
>
> \stoptext

I might have missed the point completely, but do you set the file
encoding anywhere, such as \enableregime[cp1251] (= windows-1251)
anywhere? I didn't try your examples, but unless you set this
somewhere cyrilic glyphs unlikely to work properly.

Mojca


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