[NTG-context] uppercase, small caps, numerals and German capital sharp s

Thomas Fehige thomas_listen at fehige.de
Tue Apr 19 14:46:39 CEST 2016


Wolfgang,
> Use separate threads for each problem. The uppercase sharp s 
> replacement with \WORD can be changed in the next beta.
>
> %% begin example
are you saying, use this example as long as the new beta isn't out yet, 
or are you saying, this example will work as soon as I'll use the new 
beta? It doesn't seem to do anything right now, not even an error message.

I was looking for a general way how to substitute one glyph with another 
depending on context, thus I can't see how there are different problems 
in my post? But it's good to hear that others have thought at least of a 
partial solution.

Is my guess right that normally the author of a font ought to provide 
otf features that can be switched on and off to get one result instead 
of the other? That area seems to be utter chaos in the Calluna fonts.

Cheers -- Thomas

Am 19.04.2016 um 14:05 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster:
>> Thomas Fehige <mailto:thomas at fehige.de>
>> 19. April 2016 um 09:10
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm new to ConTeXt and this list. After a long time of using LaTeX 
>> and xeLaTeX I was finally lured into trying ConTexT by its ability of 
>> grid typesetting.
>>
>> Today's problem is a bit complex. In a book project I have several 
>> points where stuff is capitalized or turned into caps+smallcaps or 
>> pure smallcaps. My guess is that that should work either with 
>> \WORD{Stuff}, \Cap{Stuff} and \cap{Stuff} or with \uppercase, \sc, 
>> and {\sc\lowercase{Stuff}}. (Not quite, it seems)
>>
>> I'll use a commercial font called Calluna, but have added Linux 
>> Biolinum O to the example for those who don't want to download 
>> Calluna (the "Regular" can be "bought" for free, e.g. at 
>> https://www.fontspring.com/fonts/exljbris/calluna).
>>
>> Both Calluna and Biolinum contain the glyph "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER 
>> SHARP S" at "1E9E. Calluna also has a small caps version at "F727", 
>> while Biolinum has it at "E092. I'd like to use these glyphs in the 
>> capitalizations mentioned, but that only works erratically (cf. 
>> example).
>>
>> Secondly, Calluna comes with oldstyle numerals switched on, which is 
>> nice for normal text, but should change to proportional lining 
>> numbers in uppercase and to small-cap proportional lining numbers in 
>> an all-small-cap text. I'm not sure what I'd want in a caps+smallcaps 
>> context, but certainly not oldstyle numerals with their descenders.
> Use separate threads for each problem. The uppercase sharp s 
> replacement with \WORD can be changed in the next beta.
>
> %% begin example
> \usemodule[lingual-de]
>
> \setupbodyfont[libertine]
>
> \starttext
>
> Gruß Straße Buße
>
> \WORD{Gruß Straße Buße}
>
> \enabledirectives[fonts.uppercasesharps]
>
> \WORD{Gruß Straße Buße}
>
> \disabledirectives[fonts.uppercasesharps]
>
> \WORD{Gruß Straße Buße}
>
> \stoptext
> %% end example
>
> Wolfgang
>
>
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