[NTG-context] texexec in ConTeXt Standalone does not work

Asim ConTeXt asimsodai+ConTeXt at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 11:18:48 CEST 2016


Thank you, Pablo, for the information about the Microtype package. And
after a bit more searching (and getting an answer from Hans Hagen :-) ), I
am considering MkIV, instead of MkII, now. But I have another question: How
can I identify the files that are only required for MkII, and not needed
for MkIV? Would it be safe to delete them? Actually I want to reduce the
size of ConTeXt as much as possible.

On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 3:11 AM, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> On 10/28/2016 9:06 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>
>> On 10/28/2016 08:35 PM, Asim ConTeXt wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you.
>>> I want to use MkII because, as far as I know, MkII uses pdfTeX; which is
>>> stable. While MkIV uses LuaTeX; which is yet in development. Further,
>>> pdfTeX is better at microtypography.
>>>
>>
> In what respect better? The mechanism in Luatex is mostly the same as in
> pdftex but has been improved a bit (cleaner pdf code, more efficient font
> usage i.e. no duplicate fonts, etc.) and the mkiv support is probably a bit
> better than mkii too.
>
> Am I correct at these two points? I would like to hear from you.
>>>
>>
>> Hi Asim,
>>
>> I’m only an average user. But I guess LuaTeX is pretty stable (version 1
>> was released recently).
>>
>> I have no complain about LuaTeX microtypography. I mean, I use both font
>> expansion and character protrusion, and they work fine for me.
>>
>> But I’m not a LaTeX user. If you took the data from
>> http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/microtype/
>> microtype.pdf#page=7,
>> please don’t forget that the LuaTeX version included in that table is old.
>>
>> Maybe you find interesting this thread about microtypography in ConTeXt:
>> https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2016/084990.html.
>>
>> I found that my system fonts are located at c:\windows\fonts, so I added
>>> this address in front of OSFONTDIR in texmf.cnf file. But it still is
>>> not working, although the previous warning message has now gone. ConTeXt
>>> now silently stops the processing and does not give any output file.
>>>
>>
>> I’d rather use MkIV. But if you want to stick to MkII, consider the
>> following variants:
>>
>>     OSFONTDIR = $SystemRoot/Fonts
>>     OSFONTDIR = c:/Windows/Fonts
>>
>> I cannot remember, but I think using "\" is problematic with TeX (even
>> for path names).
>>
>> Just in case it might help,
>>
>>
>> Pablo
>>
>>
>
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