[NTG-context] Critical Editions?

Jean-Pierre Delange adeimantos at free.fr
Sat Jan 8 18:28:27 CET 2022


Thanks Hans for this detailed informations !


Le 08/01/2022 à 14:03, Hans Hagen via ntg-context a écrit :
> On 1/8/2022 12:40 PM, Jean-Pierre Delange via ntg-context wrote:
>> Luigi,
>>
>> Thank you for the link.
>>
>> Unfortunately this site mentions some typesetting work for research 
>> on Stoicism (and other stuff) and on uploading the manuscripts of the 
>> English philosopher John Locke, but apparently some links are dead 
>> and the maintenance of the site seems to have stopped since ... 2011 
>> . But maybe Hans knows these people?
> It's a small dutch typesetting company doing work for afaik publishere 
> in the the humanities and they are speciaized in non latin scripts 
> (read: whatever can't be outsourced to large scale service 
> far-far-away). They use their own plain tex macros (understandable and 
> possible because no publishere can force to use a macro package for 
> tricky typesetting).
>
> They do indic scripts and Kai made the first version of the devanagari 
> code for the context fontloader code that I then optimized. Over the 
> years we improved that (this also relates to better specs showing up 
> and more fonts; the reference for rendering is microsoft uniscribe). 
> We also stepwise improved the more complex bits and pieces of handling 
> discretionaries with extensive (and complex) latin fonts (that they 
> use and can test) as well as some fuzzy arabic fonts. it is the main 
> reason why we have the generic font loader (i.e. most of the context 
> fontloader works with plain (as we ship it) including some of the 
> fancy stuff; latex used that code too but with patches and layers 
> around it and maybe not all features but it switched to using libraries).
>
> So, indeed I know these (two) people,
>
> Hans
>
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