[NTG-context] ntg-context Digest, Vol 69, Issue 77

Michael Saunders odradek5 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 17:21:41 CET 2010

Henning Hraban Ramm:

>> \usetypsecript [GaramondPrem]
> Here's a typo.

Yes, that was it, thank you.  Now when I run it it gives me...

... Latin Modern.

> ------------------------------

Hans Hagen:

>> My guess is:
>> <typeface>      switch
>> serif              \rm
>> sans              \ss
>> mono            \tt
>> math             \mm
>> ??                 \hw
>> ??                 \cg
>> and that Context only permits these six families?
> it can support as many as you want but only a few make sense

If you say so!

> you can combine such combinations in typefaces and mix then any way and
> use multiple such mixtures in one document

I'm sure it's easy if you know how.  I'm just trying to find out how.

>> (major axis: rm, it, sl, ui; minor axis:  rg, ac, sc, sw, in, su, nu,
>> de, po, pl, to, tl  +  ornaments, which handles all of the variations
>> that Adobe makes, anyway).  Maybe I'll be able to reproduce it once I
>> get this working.
> sounds complex ..

It's very easy to use, and it allows me to access any feature of my
fonts with a digraph switch.  Also, it keeps the different kinds of
shapes on independent axes, so I can say:
\it 123 \in 456 \bd 238 \rm 909
to get the numbers set in:
italic; italic inferiors; bold italic inferiors; bold roman inferiors,
because I also have the weight and width on separate axes.
I can't imagine anything simpler to use.

> it's more like:
> [typefaceone|typefacetwo|...| [rm|ss|tt|..] [tf|it|..]

That looks like a much more complicated font switch.
What command are those arguments to?

> so if you want a smallcaps set, you'd best do something
> \definetypeface[Whatever]         [....]
> \definetypeface[WhateverSmallcaps][....]
> and then switch the lot to smallcaps using a typeface switch (which is
> quite fast) instead of defining all kind of extra smallcaps instances
> within the main typeface

You are saying that putting:
\definetypeface[WhateverSmallcaps] [undocumented argument]
[undocumented argument] [some other typescript somewhere]

in one file and then invoking it in another with (I think maybe?):
\usetypescript[that other typescript from somewhere]

is easier than saying:



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