[NTG-context] font catalogue (re)

R. Bastian rbastian at free.fr
Thu Aug 5 21:55:48 CEST 2010


On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:13:47 +0200
Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com> scribit:

>   Am 05.08.10 12:47, schrieb R. Bastian:
> > Hello,
> >
> > it is not a list of available fonts i need, but a catalogue where one can see the typefaces.
> >
> > In the Minimal directory there are 91 tfm files, 309 pfb files and 2043 thm files.
> >
> > Chap 31 'Fonts and font switches' of ".. an excursion" or
> > Sect 5.1.1 in '...the 'Manual' gives no example hwo to go from a tfm fil (say "tcxr.tfm")
> 
> There are manuals for this:
> 
> - Fonts in ConTeXt: http://pragma-ade.com/show-man-6.htm
> - TeXfont explained: http://pragma-ade.com/show-man-8.htm
> 
> A overview over the fonts in the minimals would be nice but we should it 
> keep then simple:
> 
> - name of the font
> - short sample text
> - characater chart (limited to ascii and a few diacritics)
> - example how to use it in context
> (- for mkiv a list of the available features, there is a free symbol 
> font from adobe for this)
> 
> Wolfgang

Thanks Wolfgang.

I copied the PDFs and played with the rules given in showfont.pdf, using a very short
sample text ( azert, capitals + the diacritics used in french & german). 

But I am not clear with the .map, .tfm etc.

-- 
René Bastian
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