[NTG-context] simplefonts vs typescripts

david.boerschlein at juno.com david.boerschlein at juno.com
Wed May 13 18:09:45 CEST 2015


I am still not able to set up the Noto fonts due mostly to sketchy/lack-of documentation on setting up ConTeXt fonts.

I understand I need to set up typescripts but do not understand the syntax and/or semantics of the different commands and how to map the font names/paths (otf and ttf files) to reference them in the typescripts.   I would like to create a utility that will create the typescript file for MKIV from the otf/ttf files themselves.

Please provide me with any help/documentation.

Thanks.

David Boerschlein
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(585) 278-4687 cell
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "david.boerschlein at juno.com" <david.boerschlein at juno.com>
To: ntg-context at ntg.nl
Subject: simplefonts vs typescripts
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 16:26:43 GMT

I have been trying for weeks to set up the Google Noto fonts for ConTeXt.   I have tried (but do not understand all the syntax and parameters of) typescripts and simplefonts.

It seems that I probably should gravitate towards typescripts because the typescripts seem to be what comes with the distribution of other fonts.

Is there detailed documentation describing all the parameters in detail and giving examples?   All I found is some vague examples without any explanations in the contextgarden.net wiki.

Is there a tool that I can use to look at the .ttf or .otf file and discern the values I need to put into the typescripts?   Is there a tool to generate typescripts from the .ttf and/or .otf files or would one be easy for me to write in say Korn, Perl, or Python?

Please advise!

Thanks.

David Boerschlein
(214) 412-3275 home office land
(585) 278-4687 cell
www.linkedin.com/in/davidboerschlein
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