[NTG-context] Paranormal bug in TL 2016

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 08:58:05 CEST 2016


On 11 Oct 2016, at 15:58, Henri Menke <henrimenke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> […]
> 
> I have to correct myself, it just looked like it worked.  It didn't generate the PDF due to
> 
> Fatal Error     > Your format does not match the base files!
> 
> The search continues.

Hi Henri,

The error is indeed extremely bizarre, and maybe funny, but if you want just to find a temporary solution in order to finish your project, it seems that adding a special word (or maybe something else…) allows the typesetting of your file. 

I tried the following modification of your sample with ConTeXt  ver: 2016.05.17 19:20 (and LuaTeX Version 0.95.0) from TeX Live 2016.
The file name is bizarre-error.tex (if there no hyphen in the file name everything is allright).
It compiles both with the latest beta in standalone ConTeXt, as well as with the stable one from TeXLive 2016.

It is important to have a blank line before the line containing «  \phantom{Junior} ».
If I remove the line «  \phantom{Junior} » then the file does not compile with the version of ConTeXt from TeXLive… (but it does with the latest beta)
If I replace it with the word « Junior », again it compiles fine. 
However if I replace that line with «  \phantom{Bizarre} » or even the word « Bizarre », the file does not compile :-)
But if your replace it with « Bizarre \phantom{Junior} » or with « \phantom{Bizarre} \phantom{Junior} » it compiles again…

All this seems funny to me, but I understand that it might stress you!

Best regards: OK

% begin bizarre-error.tex
\version[temporary]

\setbreakpoints[compound]

\setuppagenumbering[alternative=doublesided]

\starttext

\startstandardmakeup
\stopstandardmakeup

{\em Detailtypografie} by Friedrich Frossman 

\phantom{Junior}

\stoptext
% end bizarre-error.tex


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