[NTG-context] odd behaviour with \definefontfamily

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Wed Aug 26 03:58:27 CEST 2020

On Wed, 26 Aug 2020, jbf wrote:

> Can someone tell me why, when I define my typefaces as follows below, I get:
> mkiv lua statsĀ  > loaded fonts: 2 files: baskervaldadfstd.otf, 
> texgyrepagella-math.otf
> when in fact my font definitions are:
> \definefontfamily [mainface] [rm] [baskervaldadfstd] 
> [tf=file:BaskervaldADFStd.otf]
> \definefontfamily [mainface] [ss] [librisadfstd] 
> [tf=file:LibrisADFStd-Regular.otf]
> \definefontfamily [mainface] [mm] [TeX Gyre Pagella Math]
> \setupbodyfont[mainface]
> ---------------------
> ConTeXt loads the [rm] and the [mm] but not the [ss]. Be assured that 
> the ss typeface is available. So if, for example, I comment out the 
> first line ([rm]) and change the Libris to rm instead, I am told:
> mkiv lua statsĀ  > loaded fonts: 2 files: librisadfstd-regular.otf, 
> texgyrepagella-math.otf
> In other words, only two, not three definitions are working at any one 
> time. Or is it not accepting [ss] for some reason regardless? I have 
> tried any number of existing sans serif fonts and none of them will 
> load. I know the family names are correct, so that is not the problem. 
> What could I be doing wrong?

Are you actually using sans serif text in your document? If not, then context has no reason to embed a subset of it in the PDF. It is the same reason by the teletype [tt] font has not been loaded.


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