[NTG-context] OT: Reflections on usability ConTeXt for typesetting of mathematics

Xan dxpublica at telefonica.net
Wed Feb 26 10:09:01 CET 2014


> Hello ConTeXist.
> 
> 0. Do you think that this is only a problem for beginners of ConText or 
> it is a general problem of ConTeXt?
> 1. How many of ConTeXt users use this tool for typesetting of 
> non-elementary mathematics?
> 2. Are you satisfied with the results, which produces ConTeXt (thinking 
> in the field of mathematics rate)?

In general, yes. But there are some issues with TiKZ [http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2013/076384.html] and in some ocasions with columns (not balanced).

Perhaps we could have a bug triage system for that?

> 3. What things do you need to have in ConTeXt study that one could bet 
> mathematics at a reasonable level?
One reason for ConTeXt is the ability of deal with XML and produce several outputs.
Separation of content and presentation is also good.

> 4. Is ConTeXt able to substitute LaTeX to typesetting of math (e.g. in 
> the future)?

I join one person (I don't remember who) who says there could be more examples for learning people. I think an ideal think could be to have an equivalent "The not so short introduction to LaTeX".

> 5. Can you think of any more questions that should be here?
> 
The community is good. All posted questions have posted answers. And Hans is the boss ;-)


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