[NTG-context] Calling fonts (was: Hebrew vowel placement in ConTeXt)

Michael Ash mash at econs.umass.edu
Mon May 5 20:59:51 CEST 2014

Wolfgang and Rik

Thank you very much.  This was exactly what I needed.  I'll add these to


> You can find a description about the options in the old and new fonts
> manuals:
> - http://pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/mfonts.pdf
> - http://pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/fonts-mkiv.pdf
> Wolfgang
> Font definition in ConTeXt allows extreme degrees of indirection. There
> is a lot of flexibility that follows from this. By defining synonyms
> such as serif and serifbold and using these in the document, the
> document can be written independently of the actual fonts used. The
> names are to some degree arbitrary, but used conventionally. There is
> nothing stopping you from placing a sans font at the end of a chain of
> serif references.
> Rik
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