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

Tue Jan 4 00:21:18 CET 2022

```On Mon, 3 Jan 2022, Hans Hagen via ntg-context wrote:

> 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 ...

There is the talk that Wolfgang gave in this year's context meeting:

https://meeting.contextgarden.net/2021/talks/2021-09-23/definefontfamily.pdf