[NTG-context] Hyphenation patterns and adjusted kerning: ConTeXt vs. LuaTeX

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Feb 25 16:45:31 CET 2011

Am Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:37:26 +0100 schrieb Heilmann, Till A.:

> Am Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:41:10 +0100 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:
>>> In base mode kerning and and hyphenation 
>>> happen in the traditional tex way, so there is not much extra trickery 
>>> taking place.
>> Well, as you mention "base mode": This reminded me that I had to
>> force base mode to get my reencoding to work in latex. So I tried in
>> context + latex/luaotfload (with german hyphenation patterns):
>> [...]
>> And bingo: with mode=base it works in both formats, with mode=node
>> the kern disappears. Without mode declaration the kern disappears in
>> latex.
> Ah, yes, the transcript of my first example clearly shows fontspec operating in node mode.
> Please excuse my naive asking: Is there any way to continue using
> fontspec's setmainfont command (it is convenient for someone
> unexperienced like me) and at the same force luaotfload into
> using base mode?

The following seems to work:

\setmainfont[RawFeature={mode=base},FeatureFile=bonum.fea]{TeX Gyre
fh aufhalten

Ulrike Fischer 

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