[NTG-context] LuaTeX-plain OpenType Features Select

AĆ­re Funvake aire.funvake at gmail.com
Tue May 13 21:10:58 CEST 2014


On Tue May 13 20:57:55 2014, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 5/13/2014 8:16 PM, Aíre Funvake wrote:
>> On Tue May 13 19:56:34 2014, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>> On 5/13/2014 7:48 PM, Aíre Funvake wrote:
>>>> On Mon May 12 23:12:06 2014, Aíre Funvake wrote:
>>>>> On 2014-05-12, 22:59 , Aíre Funvake wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon May 12 22:52:43 2014, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>>>>>> On 5/12/2014 10:46 PM, Aíre Funvake wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Mon May 12 22:01:04 2014, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 5/12/2014 9:48 PM, Aíre Funvake wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Trying to select "slashed zero" and "lining figures" from a
>>>>>>>>>> font. For Lucida Bright OT, as another example, +scmp works,
>>>>>>>>>> but not for Charter ITC Pro. But the font that concerns me
>>>>>>>>>> the most right now, is TheSansMono Condensed...
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Font URL:
>>>>>>>>>> http://www.lucasfonts.com/fonts/thesansmono/thesansmono-condensed/features/
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> PDF Info:
>>>>>>>>>> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6613992/TheSansMonoCd-info.pdf
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 8<-------------------minimal
>>>>>>>>>> example---------------------------->8
>>>>>>>>>> \newdimen\fntcodesz
>>>>>>>>>> \fntcodesz = 11.5pt
>>>>>>>>>> \font\kwr = name:thesansmonocdw5regular:+lnum;+zero at
>>>>>>>>>> \fntcodesz
>>>>>>>>>> \kwr
>>>>>>>>>> 0123456789
>>>>>>>>>> \bye
>>>>>>>>>> 8<-------------------------------------------------------------->8
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> sometimes you need to select a script/language combination too
>>>>>>>>> or when
>>>>>>>>> digits are concerned disable oldstyle
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm too inexperienced to know what that means, or how to apply
>>>>>>>> that.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> there is some info in font manuals and the context wiki
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I've opened the font in FontForge, and can see the glyphs I'm
>>>>>>>> looking for, but again, it does not carry much applicable meaning
>>>>>>>> for me. For example, can I use this information?:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Slash 0, Lining Figures: (0x10120) U+0030 "zero.lf.slashed" DIGIT
>>>>>>>> ZERO
>>>>>>>>          1, Lining Figures: (0x10121) U+0031 "one.lf" DIGIT ONE
>>>>>>>>          ...
>>>>>>>> Slash 0, "Basic": (0x1012b) U+0030 "zero.basic.slashed" DIGIT ZERO
>>>>>>>>          1, "Basic": (0x1012c) U+0031 "one.basic" DIGIT ONE
>>>>>>>>          ...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> so you need to select the lnum feature too
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Was this not it?:
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> \font\kwr = name:thesansmonocdw5regular:+lnum;+zero at \fntcodesz
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> But thanks; will keep on reading; if solution found, will add it
>>>>>> here.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Aíre
>>>>>>
>>>>> Solution:
>>>>> \font\tt = name:thesansmonocdw5regular:script=latn;+lnum;+zero} at
>>>>> 12pt
>>>>> Thank you!
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Spoke too soon. The "zero.slashed" is selected, instead of
>>>> "zero.lf.slashed",
>>>> so that the zero is smaller than the rest of the lining figure
>>>> numbers.
>>>> In
>>>> desperation, tried luatex with 'luaotfload.sty' under TeXLive2013, and
>>>> it
>>>> worked fine. `;color=XXXXXX` also works with `luaotfload`, but not
>>>> with
>>>> LuaTeX-plain from ConTeXt.
>>>
>>> no, and that is unlikely to show up in context as it makes no sense to
>>> specify colors that way .. just use the normal color commands
>>>
>>>> Any ideas would be welcome. Exhausted Google query permutations and
>>>> most
>>>> font info if for LaTeX, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, LuaLaTeX or ConTeXt.
>>>>
>>>> Can I maybe as a hack switch the glyphs, or something?
>>>
>>> how about adding
>>>
>>>    mode=node
>>>
>>> in the plain setup (often not needed in context)
>>>
>>> Hans
>>>
>> Thanks for the reply. Tried `mode=node`. Read about it, but never
>> thought
>> of putting it here!? The correct specification then is:
>>
>> \font\mono = {TheSansMonoCd-W5Regular:%
>>           script=latn;+lnum;+zero;mode=node} at \fntsze
>>
>> Confused about the color though. Read most of luatexref-t.pdf, and may
>> have missed it. The only reference (and it works in `luaotfload` under
>> TeXLive2013) is like this:
>>
>> \font\mono = {TheSansMonoCd-W5Regular:%
>>           script=latn;+lnum;+zero;mode=node;color=336699} at \fntsze
>>                                             ~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> so it looks like oftload adds that (or maybe the latex font definition
> code) but even then, it's probably implemented someplace else in the
> latex code
>
>> Found no other reference to setting color on fonts in LuaTeX-plain (the
>> ConTeXt version). Would love a pointer to the information though.
>
> it must be something latex i think (maybe to provide xetex
> compatibility) but it's definitely not in luatex (nor will be) and
> also not in context (which has more advanced color support than hex
> specs anyway)
>
> if you want color, use context instead of plain

It's OK, can live without the color for now.

>
>> Big thanks for the `mode=node`; took me 6hrs to try and fix to no avail.
>
> best try out these things with context (and if needed turn on tracing)

Probably misplaced intentions, but I want to want to understand TeX
properly first (TeXbook, etc.), before moving on to the higher level
of ConTeXt. But in the meantime, it would still be nice if good
looking documents could be produced, even if it requires much manual
tweaking. Started as an assembler programmer, then Forth, then C,
etc. Learn best from the bottom up:)

Have a good evening, and thank you for your time and attention.



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