[NTG-context] syntax for \definesimplefont in TeX Live version of simplefonts

Lars Huttar lars_huttar at sil.org
Thu Nov 14 17:51:35 CET 2013


On 11/14/2013 11:31 AM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> Am 14.11.2013 um 16:42 schrieb Lars Huttar <lars_huttar at sil.org>:
>
>> Hello,
>> We are using simplefonts, the version included with TeX Live 2013. As
>> mentioned in another email, we don't have the freedom to experiment with
>> potentially unstable versions.
>>
>> I've been reading
>> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/simplefonts
>> and have it working well so far with the mainfont, sansfont, and
>> mainfontfallback.
>>
>> The part I need help with is for using another font.
>> http://wiki.contextgarden.net/simplefonts#Defining_other_typefaces_and_fonts
>> says we can use
>>
>>  * |\definesimplefont|, defines a font for the use in headers or other
>>    style elements.
>>  * |\simplefont|, defines a font for inline use.
>>
>> Can anyone tell me the syntax for these commands - and for using them?
>> I tried
>> \definesimplefont[titleface][Gentium Basic]
>> ...
>> \setupbodyfont[titleface]
>>
>> There are no complaints and the \definesimplefont line, but I don't know
>> if it's the right syntax. And the \setupbodyfont line is giving the warning
>>  fonts > typescripts > unknown library 'titleface'
>>
>>
>>
>> So I'm guessing that the \definesimplefont line is correct, but I just
>> don't know how to use the defined font.
> The \definesimplefont command can be used when you want a certain font
> for the chapter, section etc. heading, e.g.
>
>   \definesimplefont[ChapterFont][Gentium Basic][size=24pt]
>
>   \setuphead[chapter][style=ChapterFont]
>
> but I don’t recommend this command anymore (and removed it from the new version)
> because you can get the same result with a custom typeface, e.g.
>
>   \definesimplefonttypeface[chapterfont][Gentium Basic]
>
>   \definefont[ChapterFont][\classfont{chapterfont}{Serif} at 24pt]
>
>   \setuphead[chapter][style=ChapterFont]
>
>
> When you want to change only the global font for your document you
> need the \definesimplefonttypeface command, e.g.
>
>   \definesimplefonttypeface[documentfont][Gentium Basic]
>
>   \setupbodyfont[documentfont]
>
>
> Wolfgang

Thanks, very helpful.
I will update the wiki page with this.

Lars



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