[NTG-context] Font Awesome (again)

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Sun Oct 7 16:19:13 CEST 2018


On 10/7/2018 3:43 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> 
> 
> Aditya Mahajan schrieb am 07.10.18 um 15:26:
>> Hi,
>>
>> There is a FontAwesome.otf file that is distributed with ConTeXt 
>> minimals. Does anyone know what version (4 or 5) of the font it is? I 
>> am asking because the names of the symbols used in the font do not 
>> match those on the font-awesome website. For example, using
>>
>> \showsymbolset[fontawesome]
> 
> The distribution includes version 4.7.
> 
>> I get that the symbol for "utensils" 
>> (https://fontawesome.com/icons/utensils?style=solid) is actually 
>> mapped to "food" in ConTeXt. Since the names of the symbols are now 
>> taken from the font, my guess is that the distribution has an old 
>> version of the font (also because it is a single font rather than three).
>>
>> Would it make sense to update the fonts in the distribution? If not, 
>> then simply remove the old version of the fonts?
>>
>> Also, don't we need to update the symb-imp-fontawesome.mkiv file to 
>> work with the new symbols. Font awesome has split the fonts into three
>> (https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-the-desktop/setup/getting-started): 
>>
>> Solid, Regular, and Brands. (There are also pro version of the fonts). 
>> The simplest way to use them will be to have three symbolsets 
>> (fontawesome, fontawesome-solid, and fontawesome-brands), where the 
>> names are taken from the fonts.
>>
>> In the meanwhile, Hraban has painstakenly written out the mappings by 
>> hand, but the automatic mapping might be simpler (and more future proof).
>> https://github.com/fiee/ConTeXt/blob/master/symbols/symb-awesome5.mkiv
> 
> While I have no problem replacing the old symbols you can support both 
> when you use new set names for the new version (even for the regular 
> style).
> 
> 
> \definefontsynonym [FontAwesomeBrands] 
> [file:fontawesome5brandsregular400.otf]
> \definefontsynonym [FontAwesomeRegular] 
> [file:fontawesome5freeregular400.otf]
> \definefontsynonym [FontAwesomeSolid] [file:fontawesome5freesolid900.otf]
> 
> \startsymbolset [fontawesome-brands] [font=FontAwesomeBrands]
>    % Font Awesome Brands
> \stopsymbolset
> 
> \startsymbolset [fontawesome-regular] [font=FontAwesomeRegular]
>    % Font Awesome Regular
> \stopsymbolset
> 
> \startsymbolset [fontawesome-solid] [font=FontAwesomeSolid]
>    % Font Awesome Solid
> \stopsymbolset
> 
> \starttext
> 
> \startnamedsection [title] [title={Font Awesome Brands}]
>    \showsymbolset [fontawesome-brands]
> \stopnamedsection
> 
> \startnamedsection [title] [title={Font Awesome Regular}]
>    \showsymbolset [fontawesome-regular]
> \stopnamedsection
> 
> \startnamedsection [title] [title={Font Awesome Solid}]
>    \showsymbolset [fontawesome-solid]
> \stopnamedsection
> 
> \stoptext
hm, one of these projects that when it got some reasonable user base 
went 'pro', collects money as kick start which looks proffitable enough 
to keep all open, but then goes for a limited free version to play nice, 
and go for a subscription model (so lock-in) ... some fashion in 
(pseudo) open source ... pretty confusing too (hopefully Hraban got a 
live long pro license for free)

Hans

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