[NTG-context] Why isn't bold + italics working together?

Adam Reviczky reviczky at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 17:19:08 CET 2022


Hi Joel,

I don't think you can stack those, just use \bi (see:
https://wiki.contextgarden.net/Font_Switching)

\starttext
\startitemize
\item This text has {\bf bold} in it.
\item This text has {\it italics} in it.
\item Why doesn't this have {\bi bold and italics} in it?
\stopitemize

See also: https://www.mail-archive.com/ntg-context@ntg.nl/msg99994.html

Adam

On Sat, Jan 29, 2022 at 2:52 PM Joel via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
wrote:

> I am finishing the final touches on a manuscript, which I hope to send to
> a publisher later today and noticed this problem where bold and italic text
> isn't rendered at the same time.
>
> I am using the EB Garamond font in my document. I set it up exactly as
> shown below. Strangely, bold works, italics works, but when bold and
> italics are together, it only display in italics, it doesn't display a bold
> italic text. I've confirmed the `EBGaramond-BoldItalic.otf` font is present
> and seems just fine. I've also tried by just using the default ConTeXt font
> and the error still appears, also in live.contextgarden.net. I tried
> searching the mailing list, as this seems like something that must have
> come up, but couldn't find any question about this.
>
> Why won't it render both?
>
>
> \starttypescript[serif] [garamond]
> \definefontsynonym[Serif] [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-Regular.otf]
> \definefontsynonym[SerifBold] [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-Bold.otf]
> \definefontsynonym[SerifItalic] [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-Italic.otf]
> \definefontsynonym[SerifBoldItalic]
> [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-BoldItalic.otf]
> \stoptypescript
> %
> \starttypescript[sans] [garamond]
> \definefontsynonym[Sans] [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-Regular.otf]
> \definefontsynonym[SansBold] [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-Bold.otf]
> \definefontsynonym[SansItalic] [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-Italic.otf]
> \definefontsynonym[SansBoldItalic]
> [file:~/.fonts/12/EBGaramond-BoldItalic.otf]
> \stoptypescript
> %
> \starttypescript[garamond]
> \definetypeface[garamond] [rm][serif][garamond][default]
> \definetypeface[garamond] [ss][sans][garamond][default]
> \definetypeface[garamond] [mm][math][modern][default]
> \stoptypescript
> %
>
> \setupbodyfont[garamond, 12pt]%
>
> \starttext
> \startitemize
> \item This text has {\bf bold} in it.
> \item This text has {\it italics} in it.
> \item Why doesn't this have {\bf\it bold and italics} in it?
> \stopitemize
>
> \stoptext
>
>
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