[NTG-context] Changing font and font size inside textex

Max Chernoff mseven at telus.net
Tue May 31 01:31:52 CEST 2022


> I'm using the following macro to set the font size via h-height:
> 
> \starttexdefinition setxheight [#1][#2]
>     \switchtobodyfont[#1, 12pt]
>     \scratchdimen=\dimexpr#2\relax
>     \switchtobodyfont[#1, \cldcontext{tex.dimen.scratchdimen / tex.sp"1ex"
> * tex.sp"1em" .. "sp"}]
> \stoptexdefinition
> 
> But I can't figure out how to use that in MPpage.

So it looks like the "\cldcontext" command doesn't work quite right
inside "textext", and it also looks like "\switchtobodyfont" doesn't
take effect until text is actually typeset when we're inside "textext".

This seems to work:

     \starttexdefinition setxheight [#1]
         \switchtobodyfont[\the\dimexpr #1 * \number\dimexpr1em\relax / \number\dimexpr1ex\relax \relax]
     \stoptexdefinition


     \starttext
         \switchtobodyfont[adventor]
         \startMPpage
             draw textext.origin("\setxheight[1cm]Hello!");

             draw (0, 1cm) -- (6cm, 1cm);
         \stopMPpage

         \switchtobodyfont[pagella]
         \startMPpage
             draw textext.origin("\setxheight[1cm]Hello!");

             draw (0, 1cm) -- (6cm, 1cm);
         \stopMPpage

         \switchtobodyfont[heros]
         \startMPpage
             draw textext.origin("\setxheight[6pt]Hello!");
             draw textext.origin("\setxheight[24pt]Hello!");

             draw (0, 6pt) -- (6cm, 6pt);
             draw (0, 24pt) -- (6cm, 24pt);
         \stopMPpage
     \stoptext

The catch here is that you need to set the font family *before* you
start the MPpage.

-- Max


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