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

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 19:47:00 CEST 2015

> Am 29.03.2015 um 14:40 schrieb Pavneet Arora <pavneet_arora at waroc.com>:
> 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).

You need the familyname of the font, you use the font manager of your OS to get the name.

\definefontfamily [junction] [rm] [Junction]
\definefontfamily [junction] [mm] [Latin Modern Math]

\definefontfamily [junction-light] [rm] [Junction] [tf=style:light,bf=style:regular]
\definefontfamily [junction-light] [mm] [Latin Modern Math]



\input ward \bf \input ward

\blank \switchtobodyfont[junction-light]

\tf \input ward \bf \input ward


> 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..

When you use a symbol font define a command for it with \definesymbol and access it with \symbol.

The example below uses the Font Awesome [1] font for the symbols (the symbols are defined in the attached file).







> 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

There mappings are only relevant when you create your own typescripts where you access fonts
with the name method, e.g. \definefontsynonym [Serif] [name:leaguegothic] but simplefonts doesn’t
use of them.

[1] http://fontawesome.io <http://fontawesome.io/>

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