[NTG-context] announcement and call

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Thu Nov 14 21:55:19 CET 2013

On 11/14/2013 09:40 PM, Philipp Gesang wrote:
> What I’d consider the most pressing issue, pertaining both to
> Context and to TeX as a whole, would be text streams a.k.a.
> parallel typesetting. It was discussed on the list a couple times
> already and at one point someone collected examples [1]. Also, I
> sketched the current state of parallel texts elsewhere [2].

For certain values of "pressing" :-) Two pessimistic remarks about that: 
(1) I experimented with a mechanism that Hans build for mkii a while 
ago, and I found it difficult to decide how to define what was expected 
of parallel typesetting. In the end, I wasn't convinced that an entirely 
automated version was possible at all. (2) I'm afraid that's not part of 
the present project and is related neither to critical editions nor to 

> Looking forward to status reports! Will the improvements be
> directly merged into Context or do you prefer releasing it as a
> self-contained module?

During development, we need to keep the code separate since we need to 
document what we do for our funding agency, but it will be part of ConTeXt.


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