[NTG-context] Fonts/Layouts in ConTeXt books

Saša Janiška gour at atmarama.com
Sat Jan 25 21:50:11 CET 2020

On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:31:08 +0100
Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> There are plenty of free font but here are my commercial favourites:

> - lucida         (very cheap via tug.org and a full set with math)

I do not have need for the math, do you still recommend them?

>- optima nova    (quite expensive but a treat for the eye)
> - palatino nova  (idem)

Beautiful, indeed!

Btw, I was thinking whether Fonts in ConTeXt book is still relevant (from the
ToC I conclude it deals with MkIV) aand/or provides enough info so that in case
I buy some 3prd party fonts (I am considering something from
https://mbtype.com/) I'll be able to configure ConTeXt to use them?

Similar concern in regard to layouts and the other book...but, I believe that
both are very useful in any case and ordering them is a small appreciation for
the work done for ConTeXt.


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