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

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
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

Aditya


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