[NTG-context] how to insert symbols into document?

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 14:04:02 CEST 2015


Hi,

There is no \blackdiamond defined beforehand, but there is \diamondsuit (as well as \heartsuit, \spadesuit, \clubsuit):

If you want a filled black diamond, you may use \blacklozenge, or find its corresponding UTF code and then insert it with a special command:

%%%% begin diamond.tex
\define\blackdiamond{\utfchar{"2666}}
\starttext
This is \type{$\diamondsuit$} $\diamondsuit$

This is \type{$\diamond$} $\diamond$

This is \type{$\blackdiamond$} $\blackdiamond$
\stoptext
%%%% end diamond.tex

Best regards: OK

> On 13 Apr 2015, at 13:14, Csikos Bela <bcsikos425 at freemail.hu> wrote:
> 
> Otared Kavian  írta:
> 
>>> On 13 Apr 2015, at 01:29, Csikos Bela  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello context users:
>>> 
>>> I would like to insert symbols into my document, especially black-diamond and losenge
>>> symbols. I read symbols page at contextgarden but still don't know how to do it.
>>> 
>>> I also tried \showsymbolset[was] etc but the symbols but I did not find these (and many
>>> other symbols either) in the output pages.
>>> 
>>> I found that symb-imp-mis.mkiv file defines this symbol (line 49) but I don't know how to
>>> make it show. Do I have to load specific symbol fonts? If yes how can I find out which font has the given symbols? 
>>> 
>>> What I tried so far included:
>>> 
>>> % begin code
>>> \usesymbols[imp-mis]
>>> \starttext
>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>> \blackdiamond
>>> 
>>> \symbol [blackdiamond]
>>> % end code
>>> 
>>> None of these show anything.
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> You can use the mathmode to access those characters, as in the following example:
>> 
>> \starttext
>> This is \type{$\blacklozenge$} $\blacklozenge$
>> 
>> This is \type{$\lozenge$} $\lozenge$
>> \stoptext
> 
> Hi,
> 
> The above example works.
> But if I try it with \blackdiamond, I get error and context stops:
> 
> This is the tex file:
> 
> % begin code
> \starttext
> This is \type{$\blackdiamond$} $\blackdiamond$
> 
> This is \type{$\diamond$} $\diamond$
> \stoptext
> % end code
> 
> And the compilation:
> 
>> context symbols.tex
> 
> mtx-context     | run 1: luatex --fmt="/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e/formats/luatex/cont-en" --jobname="symbols" --lua="/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e/formats/luatex/cont-en.lui" --no-parse-first-line --c:currentrun=1 --c:fulljobname="./symbols.tex" --c:input="./symbols.tex" --c:kindofrun=1 --c:maxnofruns=8 "cont-yes.mkiv"
> This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.80.0 (TeX Live 2015/dev) (rev 5195)
> \write18 enabled.
> (/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/cont-yes.mkiv
> 
> ConTeXt  ver: 2014.01.03 00:40 MKIV current  fmt: 2015.3.31  int: english/english
> 
> system          > 'cont-new.mkiv' loaded
> (/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/cont-new.mkiv)
> system          > files > jobname 'symbols', input './symbols', result 'symbols'
> fonts           > latin modern fonts are not preloaded
> languages       > language 'en' is active
> (..../symbols.tex{/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-context/fonts/map/pdftex/context/mkiv-base.map}
> fonts           > preloading latin modern fonts (second stage)
> fonts           > typescripts > unknown library 'loc'
> {/usr/local/context/tex/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/lm/lm-math.map}{/usr/local/context/tex/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/lm/lm-rm.map}
> fonts           > 'fallback modern rm 12pt' is loaded
> fonts           > treatment > fixing some wrong widths
> ! Undefined control sequence
> 
> system          > tex > error on line 4 in file ......./symbols.tex: Undefined control sequence ...
> 
> 1
> 2
> 3     \starttext
> 4 >>  This is \type{$\blackdiamond$} $\blackdiamond$
> 5
> 6     This is \type{$\diamond$} $\diamond$
> 7     \stoptext
> 8
> 9
> 
> 
> ?
> backend         > xmp > using file '/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/lpdf-pdx.xml'
> pages           > flushing realpage 1, userpage 1
> ))</usr/local/context/tex/texmf/fonts/opentype/public/lm-math/latinmodern-math.otf></usr/local/context/tex/texmf/fonts/opentype/public/lm/lmmono12-regular.otf></usr/local/context/tex/texmf/fonts/opentype/public/lm/lmroman12-regular.otf>
> 
> mkiv lua stats  > used config file: selfautoparent:/texmf/web2c/texmfcnf.lua
> mkiv lua stats  > used cache path: readable: '/usr/local/context/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e' | readable+writable: '/tmp/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e'
> mkiv lua stats  > resource resolver: loadtime 0.019 seconds, 1 scans with scantime 0.002 seconds, 5 shared scans, 14 found files, scanned paths: ..../texmf
> mkiv lua stats  > stored bytecode data: 338 modules (0.450 sec), 69 tables (0.010 sec), 407 chunks (0.460 sec)
> mkiv lua stats  > cleaned up reserved nodes: 42 nodes, 9 lists of 442
> mkiv lua stats  > node memory usage: 2 glue, 2 penalty, 9 attribute, 28 glue_spec, 3 attribute_list
> mkiv lua stats  > node list callback tasks: 6 unique task lists, 6 instances (re)created, 45 calls
> mkiv lua stats  > used backend: pdf (backend for directly generating pdf output)
> mkiv lua stats  > loaded patterns: en::2, load time: 0.000
> mkiv lua stats  > jobdata time: 0.000 seconds saving, 0.000 seconds loading
> mkiv lua stats  > callbacks: 145 direct, 174 indirect, 319 total
> mkiv lua stats  > result saved in file: symbols.pdf, compresslevel 3, objectcompreslevel 3
> mkiv lua stats  > loaded fonts: 3 files: latinmodern-math.otf, lmmono12-regular.otf, lmroman12-regular.otf
> mkiv lua stats  > fonts load time: 0.653 seconds for 5 fonts, 2 shared in backend, 2 common vectors, 0 common hashes
> mkiv lua stats  > used platform: linux-64, type: unix, binary subtree: texmf-linux-64
> mkiv lua stats  > luatex banner: this is luatex, version beta-0.80.0 (tex live 2015/dev) (rev 5195)
> mkiv lua stats  > control sequences: 38352 of 65536 + 100000
> mkiv lua stats  > current memory usage: 49 MB (ctx: 49 MB)
> mkiv lua stats  > runtime: 6.433 seconds, 1 processed pages, 1 shipped pages, 0.155 pages/second
> 
> mtx-context     | fatal error: return code: 1
> 
> 
> How can fix this?
> 
> 
> 
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