[NTG-context] Question: Are there any ConTeXt aware scientific pulishers yet

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Thu Apr 16 10:26:31 CEST 2020

> Henning Hraban Ramm <texml at fiee.net> hat am 16. April 2020 09:02 geschrieben:

> > I will use ConTeXt to typeset the Jewish Studies journal *Judaica* (https://bop.unibe.ch/index.php/judaica/index). (The first issue should appear soon.) However, we do not accept ConTeXt sources as we use jats xml as our production format. (Actually, I don't expect any of our authors is using ConTeXt.)
> Interesting. Is ConTeXt handling Hebrew well?

Well, it's not field tested yet. But yes, the demo files work.

> > 
> >> 2) If there are any is any of them convinced enought about ConTeXt to recommend use of ConTeXt or even provide template?
> > 
> > Yes, I gave two talks last year at the Public Knowledge Project Conference in Barcelona. One was about our general workflow (going from docx via pandoc markdown to jats xml; the other was about typesetting xml with ConTeXt.)
> I’m using a Python script to convert DOCX to ConTeXt. The better the input, the better the output can be. Usually there’s a lot of manual work. (Last week I had an article whose author never grew out of the typewriter, i.e. every line was a paragraph, footnotes were just paragraphs at the end of his pages – of course my script couldn’t handle that well.)

Yeah, as always, the output is only as good as the input. That's partly why I use pandoc (twice, actually.) In a first run, I produce a normalized markdown file, where such idiosyncrasies are removed. There, I then add additional formatting. In the second run I can then produce the XML. We need the XML to produce a nice web view using the Lens Viewer. And also, with pandoc it's much easier to produce XML than ConTeXt. 


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