[NTG-context] Can I use OpenType fonts with ConTeXt on Windows right now

Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky yatskovsky at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 15:56:59 CEST 2007

Hello Mojca,

Thanks a lot. In other words, XeTeX handles Unicode-coded fonts and the author creates UTF-coded documents.  Then those encodings are merged somewhere inside. Do I think right?

> On 4/13/07, Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky wrote:
>> Hello Paul,

>> Thanks a lot for help with Xetex+Context on Windows.

>> And by the way, what is the "uc" encoding? It is not mentioned on http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Encodings_and_Regimes

> That page should be improved. "uc" stands for Unicode. It might be
> that it will become the default encoding for XeTeX in future anyway
> (so that it will be possible to drop the explicit usage). "uc" is the
> only encoding that makes sense in XeTeX since no other (except
> texnansi by a pure chance) is supported there. And you cannot use "uc"
> encoding in 8bit TeX (pdfTeX).

> Btw: \enableregime[utf-8] is ignored in XeTeX: utf-8 is already the
> default input regime.

> Perhaps it might make sense to support other 8-bit regimes (it's only
> one or two lines of modifications), but well ... the purpose of XeTeX
> is too head towards future, not to look back into the past mess of
> encodings.

> Mojca

Best regards,
Vyatcheslav Yatskovsky

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