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

Pavneet Arora pavneet_arora at waroc.com
Sun Mar 29 22:44:44 CEST 2015


Dear Wolfgang,

I am using:

  ConTeXt  ver: 2015.03.28 22:37 MKIV beta  fmt: 2015.3.29  int: english/english

After installing fontawesome, and running the MWE that you had enclosed, 
I get the following error:

  fonts           > symbols > library 'fontawesome' is unknown

And no symbols are output.  'fontawesome' is loaded:

  $ mtxrun --script fonts --list --all --pattern=fontawesome

  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)
  fontawesome          fontawesome   /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/font-awesome-4.3.0/fonts/FontAwesome.otf
  fontawesomenormal    fontawesome   /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/font-awesome-4.3.0/fonts/FontAwesome.otf
  fontawesomeregular   fontawesome   /home/pavneet/.fonts/opentype/font-awesome-4.3.0/fonts/FontAwesome.otf

Also, the '\mysymbol' directive results in an error:

  tex error       > error on line 24 in file test2.tex: ! Argument of \65> has an extra }

  <inserted text> \par <to be read again> }
  \symb_place_indeed ...name \??symbol #1\endcsname \relax \endgroup 
  \symb_place_retry ...name \symb_place_indeed {:#1}
                                                    \else #1\fi 
  \symb_place_normal_c ...lace_retry \currentsymbol \fi 
  \symb_place_normal_b ...else \symb_place_normal_c \fi ...
  l.24 \symbol[mysymbol]
                      

  14     \definesymbol
  15       [mysymbol]
  16       [\SymbolFrame{\directsymbol{fontawesome}{question}}]
  17
  18     \starttext
  19
  20     \startlines
  21     \symbol[fontawesome][question]
  22     \symbol[fontawesome][question-circle]
  23     \framed[strut=no,width=1em,height=1em,background=color,backgroundcolor=black,corner=round,radius=.5ex,foregroundcolor=white]{\symbol[fontawesome][question]}
  24 >>  \symbol[mysymbol]
  25     \stoplines
  26
  27     \stoptext
  28     

What might be the problem?

Many thanks.


On 29Mar15, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> > 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).
> 
> \usesymbols[fontawesome]
> 
> \defineframed
>   [SymbolFrame]
>   [strut=no,
>    width=1em,
>    height=1em,
>    background=color,
>    backgroundcolor=black,
>    corner=round,
>    radius=.5ex,
>    foregroundcolor=white]
> 
> \definesymbol
>   [mysymbol]
>   [\SymbolFrame{\directsymbol{fontawesome}{question}}]
> 
> \starttext
> 
> \startlines
> \symbol[fontawesome][question]
> \symbol[fontawesome][question-circle]
> \framed[strut=no,width=1em,height=1em,background=color,backgroundcolor=black,corner=round,radius=.5ex,foregroundcolor=white]{\symbol[fontawesome][question]}
> \symbol[mysymbol]
> \stoplines
> 
> \stoptext

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