[NTG-context] (RSFS) font installation

Stefan Müller warrence.stm at gmx.de
Wed Mar 16 15:00:49 CET 2011


like others before, I tried to get the script alphabet from Ralph 
Smith's Formal Font to work in MkIV (minimals) and failed. There seems 
to be only outdated or unclear and unspecific information about where to 
start with fonts available. Or: there is information everywhere but I 
can't put it together.

I downloaded a rsfs.zip from [1] containing .mf, .pfb, .afm, .pfm files 
and a .map file. It seems to be a type1 font.

The manual [2] states, that a script texfont.pl can do install the font. 
Mojca said [3] on the mailing list that texfont is not the way to go, so 
I didn't try to go further in that direction.

Do I need .tfm files? If so, how to get them?

I put the "rsfs" directory with its subdirs from the .zip to the folder
c:\context\tex\texmf-fonts\fonts\data\ as Wolfgang suggested [4] and ran 
"context --generate". I seems as if this did not install the font, but I 
have no idea. How can I check this?


just gave me the alphabet in default font. Is there a way to ask ConTeXt 
which fonts (or does ConTeXt "know" typescripts?) it knows?

In addition, I tried the example from Hans and Otared at [5] which 
crashes on my installation (error log appended at the end).

I don't know how to proceed here. Hopefully someone from this list can 
assist me. Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

[1] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/rsfs/
[2] http://pmrb.free.fr/contextref.pdf

mtx-context     | warning: syntex is enabled
mtx-context     | run 1: luatex --synctex=1 
--backend="pdf" "./rsfs_test.tex"
This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.66.0-2011021923 (rev 4086)
  \write18 enabled.

ConTeXt  ver: 2011.02.25 22:03 MKIV  fmt: 2011.3.16  int: english/english

system          > cont-new.mkiv loaded
system          > beware: some patches loaded from cont-new.mkiv
system          > rsfs_test.top loaded
fonts           > latin modern fonts are not preloaded
languages       > language en is active
system          > begin file rsfs_test.tex at line 41
backend         > xmp > using file 
pages           > flushing realpage 1, userpage 1, subpage 1
system          > end file rsfs_test.tex at line 57
Could not understand Type1 font: 
mtx-context     | fatal error: return code: 1

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