[NTG-context] font switching commands

Henri Menke henrimenke at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 01:56:52 CEST 2019

On 19/07/19 11:45 AM, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> Hi all
> "Manuals-ConTeXt wiki" provides us very important and useful
> information and we find cont-eni.pdf in "overview".  In the manual,
> font switching commands \vi, \vii, \viii, \ix, \x, \xi, \xii are
> explained in p.113 but it seems they don't work except \vi and \xi.
> From my simple test with ConTeXt, \xi produces a greek letter "ΞΎ"
> as in traditional TeX and \vi seems to do nothing.

This manual is for MKII (it is dated 2001).  The new font size switches
are \tfa, \tfb, \tfc, and so on (or \bfa for bold etc.).  Generally, you
want to use them very sparingly and only in setup code.  Your document
content should not contain any explicit size switches.

Cheers, Henri

> Is the above explanation obsolete or is additional setup necessary?
> I'd like to know what is the real situation of these commands.
> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards,
> Atsuhito Kohda
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