[NTG-context] Font installation help needed!

Geert Verhaag verhaaggchm at ziggo.nl
Tue Oct 2 20:54:27 CEST 2018


On 01-10-18 01:49, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Sep 2018, Geert Verhaag wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm currently using ConTeXt version:
>>
>> mtx-context     | ConTeXt Process Management 0.60
>> mtx-context     |
>> mtx-context     | main context file: 
>> /home/verhaag/context/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/context.mkiv
>> mtx-context     | current version: 2013.08.11 20:23
>
> You should update your context installation. This is more than 5 year 
> old!
>
>> I'd like to use the Advent Pro font, so I downloaded the font and 
>> have 7 ttf files available.
>>
>> After looking around for some manual I found: "Integrating TrueType 
>> Fonts into ConTEXt" by Thomas A. Schmitz.
>
> That is meant for MkII. Unless there is a specific reason for you to 
> use MkII (like working with an old setup being used in production), 
> you should use MkIV. One of the advantage of MkIV is that it is MUCH 
> easier to work with TTF and OTF fonts.
>
>> I did a standalone installation years ago of this version of ConTeXt, 
>> and don't dare to upgrade because I might run into other issues, sorry!
>
> You can install standalone in a parallel directory. If something goes 
> wrong with the installation, you can continue using your current 
> installation.
>
> Aditya
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Hi,

Thanks for your advice; but what is the correct MkIV procedure? Is it 
the one described at: https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Fonts_in_LuaTeX?

I understand that the texfont way of doing it is out-dated!

Regards,

Gerard

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