[NTG-context] Ducks in ConTeXt

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 2 19:34:22 CET 2021


On 1/2/2021 7:23 PM, Jairo A. del Rio wrote:
> 
> 
> El jue, 31 de dic. de 2020 a la(s) 07:17, Wolfgang Schuster 
> (wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com 
> <mailto:wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com>) escribió:
> 
>     Jairo A. del Rio schrieb am 24.12.2020 um 15:18:
>      > Hi everyone!
>      >
>      > I've recently ported TikZducks to ConTeXt and finally removed TIkZ
>      > along the way. So a new module was created. The module is called
>      > "metaducks" (lol) and it's essentially a \useMPgraphic{...} with
>     a lot
>      > of options, most of them ported from TikZducks. For those not
>     familiar
>      > with the package, it draws customized rubber ducks :) I want to
>      > include some more, so I'll gladly read any feedback, recommendations
>      > and suggestions. Eventually I want it to be a module on its own. The
>      > module is already in the ConTeXt Group:
>      >
>      >
>     https://modules.contextgarden.net/cgi-bin/module.cgi/action=details/id=105
>     <https://modules.contextgarden.net/cgi-bin/module.cgi/action=details/id=105>
>      >
>      > in case anyone wants to give it a try. Here's a minimal example:
>      >
>      > \usemodule[metaducks]
>      > \starttext
>      > \ducks[santa=true,mug=true]
>      > \stoptext
>      >
>      > I wish the best for you all. Happy holidays!
> 
>     It's nice to see a new third party module for ConTeXt but you have to
>     make a few changes.
> 
>     1. You have to put the module and the documentation in the correct doc
>     and tex folders.
> 
> 
> I'm doing it now. Thanks, I'll give my module some more order.
> 
>     2. You should give your manual a better name, e.g. metaducks-manual.tex 
> 
> 
> Agreed. I'll prepare a better manual before updating.
> 
>     3. You can put your color definitions in the module, there is no need
>     for a new color file, especially because most of the colors you use are
>     already predefined.
> 
> 
> Oh, colors are a bit different, so I copied RGB definitions from 
> xcolor.sty, especially because with ConTeXt colors ducks looked a bit 
> "brown" rather than yellow. However, I can merge t-metaducks.mkvi and 
> colo-imp-xcolor.mkiv if necessary.
no need to merge ... in lmtx you can play with

withcolor "red"

and such ... best keep colors abstract

Hans


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