[NTG-context] greek

Jörg Hagmann joerg.hagmann at unibas.ch
Mon Aug 4 16:49:04 CEST 2008

Two questions concerning greek modules:

1. I switched to the new minimal installation (on a Mac and an ubuntu 
system) and noticed that I had to install the cb-fonts (for 
\usemodule[greek]) myself. Will the fonts be included in the future? 
(Just a question; I think they should be).

2. I wanted to try the t-greek-2008.05.11 module and unzipped in 
texmf-local (where I keep my fonts). The  "Greek in  proper context" 
etc. articles seem to be outdated, but  from the sources I gathered that 
\usemodule[ancientgreek] or \usemodule[oldgreek] may be used, the latter 
only if the former doesn't work. I have the following problems/questions:

A. \usemodule[ancientgreek] doesn't work (mark ii or mark iv). It gives 
me, e.g.:

    ! Missing number, treated as zero.
    <to be read again>
    \CCC:4:126 ->\penalty
                          \plustenthousand \space
    \defineactivecharacter ... {\string #1#2}\empty #1
                                                      #2\else \uccode

    \@@su:enablegreek ...vecharacter ~ {\lettertilde }
    \defineactivecharacter | {...

    \localgreek #1->\bgroup \directsetup {enablegreek}
    l.6 \localgreek{mo~usa,}

B. \usemodule[oldgreek] works with the default font or with Teubner 
(mark ii and mark iv). But not with Gentium, although the TrueType fonts 
are installed in texmf-local>fonts>truetype>greek>gentium:

    !pdfTeX error: pdftex (file gentium): Font gentium at 720 not found
     ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

There is no pdf file in the "doc" directory. Maybe a new version is 
under construction?
Why is it better to use the module "ancientgreek"?

Thanks, Jörg

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