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

Csikos Bela bcsikos425 at freemail.hu
Thu Apr 23 16:26:24 CEST 2015

Wolfgang Schuster írta:
>> Am 18.04.2015 um 13:21 schrieb Csikos Bela:
>>> 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.
>\definefallbackfamily [documentfont] [rm] [DejaVu Serif] [range=0x25C6]
>\definefontfamily     [documentfont] [rm] [TeX Gyre Pagella]
>\definefontfamily     [documentfont] [tt] [Latin Modern Mono] [features=none]
>\definefontfamily     [documentfont] [mm] [TeX Gyre Pagella Math]
>% \setupsymbolset[text]
>% Using the predefined symbol for "blackdiamond" doesn’t work
>% because context tests if the symbol exists in the text font
>% before it displays it but we take it from the fallback font
>% and therefore nothing is shown. To avoid this you can define
>% your own symbol or just put the character in your document
>% without the \symbol command.
>direct input: ◆
>\type{\symbol[blacktriangle]}: \symbol[blackdiamond]

Thank you very much. Both approaches work on my system.


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