[NTG-context] item bullet processing / font problem

hwitloc at gmail.com hwitloc at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 01:23:37 CEST 2013

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> On 6/18/2013 1:38 PM, hwitloc at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > Aditya,
> >     thanks for the information adding  \setmathfont[modern]   It fixed the problem for the default bullet symbols.  But, it did not fix the case where I'm trying to use the $\diamond$ symbol as the bullet, and compile time errors occur.  I will attach the log file.  Hopefully you can identify what is missing.
> >
> >    I apologize for my lack of knowledge about fonts details and handling at this poing, but am learning.  Here is the minimal exampple:
> the names of lm math fonts have changed a few times ... if you use the
> file: prefix and goodie files are loaded the logic makes sure that at
> least one is found
> so, the question is: does simplefonts (the one on your machine) define
> the lm math font in the right way (read: adapted to the latest
> fashion)
> Hans

Good question.  How should I go about finding the answer to this?

Updated all TeXLive 2011 a week ago.

mkiv says: contextunable to define latinmodernmath-regular.otf as [simplefonts:1-12pt-mm-mr--2]

And as you say 
   "! Math error: parameter \Umathquad\displaystyle is not set.
      system          > tex > error on line 19 in file bullet-problem.tex: 
      Math error: parameter \Umathquad\displaystyle is not set ...
  "l.19        \item 此
   Sorry, but I can't typeset math unless various parameters have
   been set. This is normally done by loading special math fonts
   into the math family slots. Your font set is lacking at least
   the parameter mentioned earlier.

   ! Math error: parameter \Umathquad\displaystyle is not set.

The item text is getting properly placed and there is actually no problem there. The parsing is getting out of step, probably because of a missing parameter.

I don't know if this is relevant but the below produces a null output.  

$ mtxrun --locate lmmath-regular.otf

Ref: "(read: adapted to the latest> fashion)"

Is there a way to ascertain version information about simplefonts if there are different ones floating around?

Getting to your main question:
How can I find out if simplefonts, the one here on this machine, defines a lm math font in the right way?

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