[NTG-context] Achieving the style of Jean-Luc Doumont

Susanne G. Loeber dekleurenfamilie at gmail.com
Fri May 20 16:40:22 CEST 2022


>
> Dear list,
>
> Years ago I stumbled upon the work of Jean-Luc Doumont.

He typesets all his documents using TeX, although his modified Version
> called Quantum. The whole idea of his fascinating approach is that the page
> is quantized in 2 dimensions and that all positioning, even graphical
> elements stick to that grid. I'm attaching a link to a presentation by him
> in which he gives some fragments of code that I, unfortunately, have a hard
> time understanding.
>
Thank you for the pdf!

I'm interested in replicating this 2d grid in Context. How would one go
> about enforcing such strict 2d organization? As I get it he does a lot of
> manual tweaking, and his documents are less automated and more hand
> crafted than a typical Context document.I'm specifically interested in
> using this approach for report generation.

 It would be wonderful to have, especially for adaptation, personalisation
purposes.

To me data I/O is not an issue since I would use a Python script to
> generate the markup.
>
Even though I am not a programmer, I would like to be of help. For example:
brainstorming or testing ideas.
I hope there are more enthousiasts eager to help. (Thanks Aditya.)


> I know the question is pretty general, but any pointers would be welcome.
> Maybe the first thing useful would be the grid and how to position
> everything in accordance with it. I envisioned this thread more for
> discussion and suggestions than a complete recreation of his ideas. As I
> learn Context and Metapost, I hope I will figure out how to recreate his
> work. Sorry for the blog post :)
>
> Link to files:
>
> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KpYbDlukvSCirKkFvJICOX3wABl_83bW?usp=sharing
>
> Sincerely,
> Stefan
>

Kind regards, Susanne G. Loeber

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