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

Alasdair McAndrew amca01 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 11:43:16 CET 2011


FWIW, specifications of standard LaTeX styles can be found
here<http://www.tug.org/texlive/devsrc/Master/texmf-dist/doc/latex/base/classes.pdf>.
It's a closely written 66 page document.

-Alasdair

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2011/3/14 Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu>:
> > The hard part is figuring out the values (font size, spaces after
> sections,
> > etc) from the LaTeX code. It is difficult to look at
> > http://mirror.hmc.edu/ctan/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran/IEEEtran.clsand
> > figure out what is the title size for a 10pt document, or how much space
> > should come between the author block and the start of the two column
> text,
> > etc.
>
> Erm - is that really needed? Today a typical journal's workflow should
> accept articles in LaTeX _markup_, convert that to XML and feed it to an
> XML formatter (which may well use TeX) eventually. I see ConTeXt's role
> there as the XML formatter. Or it could digest LaTeX markup - but then
> it would need more than just the layout.
>
> Best
>    Martin
>
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