[NTG-context] Ideas for restructuring the ConTeXt garden?

Philipp Gesang pgesang at ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Mar 14 11:42:43 CET 2011


On 2011-03-13 <23:12:36>, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Alasdair McAndrew wrote:
> 
> >Speaking as a raw ConTeXt beginner, I would find it very helpful to have a
> >library of different styles: LaTeX, journal, conference and book styles.
> >Although all the information is probably there, it is very scattered around
> >though manuals, the wiki, and other documents, and so is in consequence not
> >always easy to find.
> 
> Why don't you create a wiki page with the **exact** specifications.
> Then others can write the ConTeXt code to show how to achieve that
> specification.

> We can perhaps have a cookbook section on the wiki, which can use
> these specification as exercise.

+1, best idea so far. Not only regarding latex-specific
commonplaces but for typographical tasks in general (along the
lines of “how I implemented Bringhurst’s chapter enumeration”
&c.). Would it suffice to just create another wiki namespace
like the command reference has?

(Entries should have a date stamp and state the context version
they were written for.)

Philipp

>                                  Without the exact specification,
> it is very difficult to understand what a "journal" style or a
> "book" style means. Not all journals and books have the same style.
> 
> Aditya
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