[NTG-context] \mainlanguage[pe]

Mohammad Hossein Bateni bateni at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 14:40:14 CEST 2016


While you're at it, could you also add something like jday, jmonth, jmm,
jyear, etc. to use the Jalali calendar instead of the Gregorian?  I see
that the—commented—conversion code exists in core-con.lua.  I am willing to
provide test cases for the conversion.

Thanks!
—MHB

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 4:53 AM, Mohammad Hossein Bateni <bateni at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Wolfgang & Hans,
>
> In customizing the date, is there a way to use a number converter on day
> and year?  In particular, I'd like to apply persiandecimals conversion on
> them.  (I have a similar question regarding \currentime.)
>
> Thanks!
> —Hossein
>
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Wolfgang Schuster <
> schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Mohammad Hossein Bateni <bateni at gmail.com>
>> 6. Juli 2016 um 20:02
>> Hello,
>>
>> This was lost in the other thread, so I'm starting a fresh one dedicated
>> to the question.
>>
>> 1) \showinstalledlanguages does not show pe/persian/fa or anything like
>> that but it has several arabic variants.  was this dropped in MkIV or was
>> there never a persian language environment even in MkII?  I thought there
>> were translated labels for Farsi somewhere.
>> 2) In the following MWE, ad-hoc hyphenation using \- works and leads to
>> hyphenation.  However, specifying the pattern at the beginning does not
>> have any effect.  Am I missing something?
>>
>>
>> \usemodule[simplefonts]
>> \setmainfont[dejavusans][features=arabic,range=arabic]
>> \setupalign[r2l]
>> \showframe
>> \hyphenation{سازمان‌-دهی}
>>
>> \starttext
>>
>> %% The above pattern is not used here and the long word moves into the
>> margin.
>> \dorecurse{14}{سلام }
>> سازمان‌دهی
>> مناسب.
>>
>> %% It does work here, though.
>> \dorecurse{14}{سلام }
>> سازمان\-دهی
>> مناسب.
>>
>> \stoptext
>>
>>
>> How can one create a new language?  The languages manual
>> <http://www.pragma-ade.nl/general/manuals/languages-mkiv.pdf> suggests
>> that this is possible.  Does that mean I need to send the request to
>> Hans/Wolfgang to create the new entry or can one do so dynamically?  Beside
>> the issue of sorting in indices, etc.—which I will get to in due
>> time—having an entry for language pe/persian seems to be necessary to
>> *properly* use \setuplabeltext, etc.  Is that correct?
>>
>> You can create a new language (and synonyms for it) with the
>> \installlanguage command, below is a slightly modified version of the
>> arabic entry. You can change the values for leftquotation etc. and send the
>> result to Hans.
>>
>> % this goes into mult-sys.mkiv
>>
>> \definesystemconstant {persian}         \definesystemconstant {fa}
>>
>> % this goes into lang-def.mkiv
>>
>> \installlanguage
>>   [\s!fa]
>>   [\c!spacing=\v!broad,
>>    \c!leftsentence=\emdash,
>>    \c!rightsentence=\emdash,
>>    \c!leftsubsentence=\emdash,
>>    \c!rightsubsentence=\emdash,
>>    \c!leftquote=\upperleftsinglesixquote,
>>    \c!rightquote=\upperrightsingleninequote,
>>    \c!leftquotation=\upperleftdoublesixquote,
>>    \c!rightquotation=\upperrightdoubleninequote,
>>    \c!date={\v!day,\space,\v!month,\space,\v!year}]
>>
>> \installlanguage [\s!persian] [\s!fa]
>>
>> \installlanguage[\s!fa-ir][\c!default=\s!fa]
>>
>>
>> The default labels for the languages are stored in lang-txt.lua, you can
>> add entries for persian and send the modified file to Hans.
>>
>> Wolfgang
>>
>>
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