[NTG-context] context manuals -- absence of \definefontfamily

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 3 23:16:46 CET 2022


On 1/3/2022 9:41 PM, Youssef Cherem via ntg-context wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> I've come back to using Context and I noticed the nice manuals around -- 
> but one thing I miss is \definefontfamily (and \definefallbackfamily).
> 
> There is info here:
> https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Use_fonts_distributed_with_ConTeXt 
> <https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Use_fonts_distributed_with_ConTeXt>
> 
> and then checking out the specific page: 
> https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/definefontfamily 
> <https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Command/definefontfamily>
> 
> It still baffles me that definefontfamily, though much simpler than 
> typescripts (which is intimidating), is not mentioned in the beginner's 
> manuals (unless I missed something) and neither is it given more 
> prominence in the Wiki, although I often see it mentioned in the forums. 
> Being used to fontspec's simplicity, I'd never use typescripts. It would 
> help a lot, for example, to include a sample of "definefontfamily" in 
> "Use any font you like".
> 
> Is there a reason why definefontfamily doesn't appear at all in the 
> manuals (as far as I could see), which are rather comprehensive otherwise?

Because Wolfgang has to write a chapter (or a MyWay document) and we're 
all mostly volunteers so ...

Hans

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