[NTG-context] first steps with XeTeX
mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 00:53:28 CEST 2008
> > Else you need to ask on the XeTeX mailing list. (But indeed: why not
> > trying out LuaTeX?)
> I'm too lazy to recompile my binaries all the time; my old Mac is
> rather slow...
That's why the "minimal distribution" (minimals.contextgarden.net) has
been created. A single command should update everything.
> >> Tomorrow I'll try to use an additional PostScript font - is that
> >> even
> >> possible? Otherwise I must convert it to OpenType.
> > It is, but which OS and what kind of PostScript font are you using?
> > Mac type of PostScript fonts doesn't work (or better: it only works
> > with xdv2pdf, which isn't supported in ConTeXt any more). You can use
> > the "windows type" Type1 fonts (i.e. just the normal .pfb files). That
> > should work on any system, but on Mac you need to reference it by
> > filename. Font name won't work.
> Ok, thanks.
> I guess I could have found out on my own, but was too tired yesterday...
> I knew that resource fork fonts don't work.
Conditionally they do, but there are too many problems - it really
doesn't pay out to try to use them.
> But I installed all necessary fonts for pdfTeX anyway.
> Lots of them, back in 2004/2005, see my typescripts collection:
Those should work, I guess. Not when called by name, but calling them
by filename should be no problem.
> BTW: I'd love to come to the gathering in Slovenija, but I must
> typeset my main project (a monthly city magazine) at that time.
But that's a remote job, right? ;-)
(We will have internet connection there :)
Besides that - BachoTeX might be interesting to visit as well.
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