[NTG-context] Selecting fonts using the built-in simplefonts module

Jörg Weger joerg73.muc at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 29 17:56:56 CEST 2015

Your mistake was that you did not use the correct font family name in 
the third pair of square brackets. It is simply “Junction”.

I have yet to find out if ConTeXt itself can show a font’s true family name.

On Linux I am either  using a command line tool called otfinfo (that 
also shows me what opentype features are there) or I open the font with 
fontforge (if I want to find out more about the details of opentype 
features) or I open it with mate-font-viewer (fork of 
gnome-font-viewer). In the latter the family name is shown in the first 
line on the right.

Name: Junction

What desktop environment are you using?

As far as I have understood by default the built in font-selection 
module uses the “family members” named “Regular” and “Bold” of a 
selected font family, e.g. in


\ss gives Junction Regular and \ss \bf gives Junction Bold

If you want to use different font weights you have to define them 
yourself in a fourth pair of square brackets.

The League of Movable Type’s Junction font family offers three weights: 
Light, Regular and Bold.

Assuming that you want to use Junction Light as your “regular sans 
serif” font and Junction Regular as your “bold sans serif” you define 
for sans serif:

	[regularfont=Junction Light, boldfont=Junction Regular]

Now \ss should give Junction Light and \ss \bf should give Junction Regular.

You can define italics as well, as the following definition for Google’s 
Roboto shows where I am using light and black instead of regular and 
bold. (Junction does not offer italic or slanted, that is why I use 
Roboto as an example of a family with many weights and styles. 
https://developer.android.com/design/style/typography.html should have 
the reworked 2014 version for download.)

	[regularfont=Roboto Light, italicfont=Roboto Light Italic,
	 boldfont=Roboto Black, bolditalicfont=Roboto Black Italic]

(You could even mix weights and styles from different font families.)

Hope that helps.

Greetings Jörg

On 29.03.2015 14:40, Pavneet Arora wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> After a long time I have some typesetting work in front of me...yippeee!
> I am struggling with adapting my templates to the new integrated
> simplefonts module, and hope that someone can help.
> The three issues I am having are:
> 1.  How does one find the proper expanded long name of the desired font.
>      For this project, I am using some fonts from The League of Moveable
>      Type (https://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/).
>      I have reloaded the fonts, and can list them, in the traditional
>      manner.  What I don't know is how to find the proper name for---say
>      Junction Light---to use as the third argument in
>      '\definefontfamily[mainface][ss][Junction Light]'
>      The use of 'Junction Light' doesn't work, and neither does
>      'Junction-Light', nor 'junctionlight', nor even 'Junction, Light'
>      which I retrieve from Font Viewer under Linux.  MWE follows at the
>      end of this email.  I reference Wolfgang's response stating that the
>      expanded name must be used
>      (http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2014/077321.html).
>      $ mtxrun --script fonts --list --all --pattern=junction
>      resolvers       | trees | analyzing 'home:texmf'
>      resolvers       | caching | skipping 'files' for 'home:texmf' from
>      '/opt/context/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e/trees/54be04d87dd160089f572b19cb5c97e9' (version mismatch)
>      junction          junctionbold      /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/junction-master/Junction-bold.otf
>      junctionbold      junctionbold      /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/junction-master/Junction-bold.otf
>      junctionlight     junctionlight     /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/junction-master/Junction-light.otf
>      junctionregular   junctionregular   /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/junction-master/Junction-regular.otf
> 2.  How does one switch fonts in-line for small snippets of text?  I
>      used to use '{\simplefont[heydingsicons] q}123.345.67890', but this
>      now results in an error.
>      tex error       > error on line 7 in file virtual://buffer.noname.1: ! Undefined control sequence
>      l.7                 {\simplefont [heydingsicons] q}~123.456.7890 {\simplefont[heydingsicons..
> 3.  This may be a more generic typescript mapping issue, but I still
>      struggle with understanding font mappings.  I don't quite get how
>      the default mappings are done.
>      Look, for example, at Junction above.  'junction' is mapped to
>      'junctionbold' rather than 'junctionregular'.  Is this just done by
>      taking the first in the list in alphabetic order?
>      Or how the League Gothic font is processed below.  How is it that
>      leaguegothic is mapped to leaguegothiccondenseditalic by default?
>      What is the recommended way in this new simplefont scheme to set the
>      mappings for a document?
>      $ mtxrun --script fonts --list --all --pattern=leaguegothic
>      resolvers       | trees | analyzing 'home:texmf'
>      resolvers       | caching | skipping 'files' for 'home:texmf' from
>      '/opt/context/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e/trees/54be04d87dd160089f572b19cb5c97e9' (version mismatch)
>      leaguegothic                   leaguegothiccondenseditalic    /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/theleagueof-league-gothic-64c3ede/LeagueGothic-CondensedItalic.otf
>      leaguegothiccondenseditalic    leaguegothiccondenseditalic    /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/theleagueof-league-gothic-64c3ede/LeagueGothic-CondensedItalic.otf
>      leaguegothiccondensedregular   leaguegothiccondensedregular   /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/theleagueof-league-gothic-64c3ede/LeagueGothic-CondensedRegular.otf
>      leaguegothicitalic             leaguegothicitalic             /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/theleagueof-league-gothic-64c3ede/LeagueGothic-Italic.otf
>      leaguegothicregular            leaguegothicregular            /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/TheLeagueOfMoveableType/theleagueof-league-gothic-64c3ede/LeagueGothic-Regular.otf
> Many thanks.
>>>>> MWE
> \definefontfamily[mainface][rm][Prociono]
> \definefontfamily[mainface][ss][Junction Light]
> %\definefontfamily[mainface][ss][junctionlight]
> %\definefontfamily[mainface][ss][Junction-Light]
> %\definefontfamily[mainface][ss][Junction, Light]
> \definefontfamily[mainface][mm][TeX Gyre Pagella Math]
> \setupbodyfont[mainface,9pt]
> \setupwhitespace[medium]
> \starttext
>      \input lorem
>      \ss\input lorem
> %    {\simplefont[heydingsicons] q}~123.456.7890
> \stoptext
> <<<<

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