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

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Apr 18 13:51:26 CEST 2015


On 4/18/2015 1:21 PM, Csikos Bela wrote:
> Wolfgang Schuster írta:
>>
>>> Am 13.04.2015 um 01:29 schrieb Csikos Bela:
>
> LONG CUT - See previous messages
>
> Otared, Wolfgang:
>
> Thank you for your suggestions.
>
>> The symbols in the file symb-imp-mis.mkiv are loaded by default because context uses
>> them for the itemise environment but a few of them have to be enabled before you can
>> use them and even then you need a font which contains them, e.g. DejaVu.
>>
>> %%%% begin example
>> \setupbodyfont[dejavu]
>>
>> \setupsymbolset[text]
>>
>> \starttext
>>
>> \starttabulate[|l|c|]
>> \NC \bf Name      \NC \bf Symbol              \NC\NR
>> \TB
>> \NC bullet        \NC \symbol [bullet]        \NC\NR
>> \NC dash          \NC \symbol [dash]          \NC\NR
>> \NC star          \NC \symbol [star]          \NC\NR
>> \NC triangle      \NC \symbol [triangle]      \NC\NR
>> \NC circle        \NC \symbol [circle]        \NC\NR
>> \NC square        \NC \symbol [square]        \NC\NR
>> \NC diamond       \NC \symbol [diamond]       \NC\NR
>> \TB
>> \NC blacktriangle \NC \symbol [blacktriangle] \NC\NR
>> \NC blacksquare   \NC \symbol [blacksquare]   \NC\NR
>> \NC blackdiamond  \NC \symbol [blackdiamond]  \NC\NR
>> \TB
>> \NC 1             \NC \symbol [1]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 2             \NC \symbol [2]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 3             \NC \symbol [3]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 4             \NC \symbol [4]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 5             \NC \symbol [5]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 6             \NC \symbol [6]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 7             \NC \symbol [7]             \NC\NR
>> \NC 8             \NC \symbol [8]             \NC\NR
>> \stoptabulate
>>
>> \stoptext
>> %%%% end example
>
> OK, I see that neither the default font nor Tex Gyre Pagella has black diamod symbol, therefore it can't be shown.
>
>> When you need characters like the mentioned losenge you should better look for a font
>> which contains it and create a new typeface for it or set a fallback font which add the
>> characters to the main font of your document.
>
> Before answering I wanted to find out how to make this fallback: Using a given font
> and fall back to only one (or a few) specific characters in another font. For example
> using Tex Gyre Pagella and fall back to Dejavu's black diamond, but not to any other
> characters.
>
> To learn how to do this, in the last few days I read most of (if not all) the related pages on
> the wiki site, and browsed the indicated pdf documents too. Unfortunately I find the wiki
> pages confusing, and I couldn't find out how to solve the problem yet, but I did not want
> to wait longer with the answer. I will study further the docs.

search for 'fallbacks' in the test suite

(you can have fallback ranges but also individual characters)

Hans

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