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What is “the” LUA root for context packages?

As package author, I want to write a LUA module which can be found by both lualatex and context. The lualatex prototype works reasonably and I am convinced that this will also be true if I release ...
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Oriental TeX and Husayni

I have recently been typesetting a Quranic Mashaf using a combination of XeLaTeX, bidi, and polyglossia. I am generally pleased with the results so far, but after reviewing Idris Samawi Hamid's work ...
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ConTeXt: uppercase ß, customizing glyph substitution

I've been trying to get a capital ß out of ConTeXt in contexts where automatic uppercasing is meant to happen, and get strange results. I am very new to ConTeXt. Also, I don't like the oldtsyle ...
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ConTeXt: Font weights

Is there a canonical way to access font weights other than regular and bold in ConTeXt? This does not work: \definefontfamily [myfamily] [serif][Calluna] \definefontfamily [myfamily] [sans] [Calluna ...
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Use ConTeXt to turn EPUB into PDF

Because ConTeXt is good at manipulating XML, it would seem likely that it is also good at handling EPUB, since this is essentially a zipped collection of HTML and CSS files. I am wondering if there ...
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No italic correction in ConTeXt

Quoting ConTeXt garden, There is a font switch \em to emphasize text. This is somewhat special: it does automatic italic correction and changes the alternative depending on the current alternative....
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Limitations of ConTeXt?

So far, from what I hear about ConTeXt, it sounds like the solution to many of the major problems in LaTeX (perhaps all of those that can be solved at all). It supports grid typesetting (which is ...
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ConTeXt's best approximation to amsart

ConTeXt's wiki and manuals explain very well how to configure all imaginable aspects of your document, but they don't seem to explain how not to do it. There ought to be a very simple way (an \...
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ConTeXt parsing xml file

I am having some problems when I try parse an .xml file exported from from OmniOutliner. When I parse this lines <context:item>It's a form of advocacy: I'm happy with the various tools that I'...
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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Polymer structure in PPCHTEX - how to make big brackets?

I'm trying to draw polymer structure using PPCHTEX under ConTeXt packages, my current code is \starttext \startformula \setupchemical[scale=small,width=fit] \startchemical \chemical[ONE,SB3,SB7,SB5,...
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Nested quotes with poetry

I'm using context and trying to get nested quotes right. Here is a document that illustrates my problems: \starttext {\bf Closing quotes on new line.} \startblockquote The start of a really long ...
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Is there any way to suggest to ConTeXt to take advantage of multiple cores?

I have access to a relatively slow, but hugely (12) multi-cored machine. My 200+ page document has compile times in the 400 second range. Are there any flags or hints that I can give to the mtx-...
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Using setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt

Is it possible to use setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt? I was able to use setupbackend alone via ConTeXt (LuaTeX). Got the result as expected. I was able to use pdfpageattr ...
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Putting “continued…” at the bottom of the page and on the top of the next page in ConTeXt

I have a section of text that contains several paragraphs, enumerated lists and possibly small tables (3 or 4 rows maximum), and where this section of text crosses a page boundary I'd like to put &...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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Embed ConTeXt into LaTeX

I have an XML document which I'm currently trying to converted into XeLaTeX code. I'd like to stick to XeLaTeX rather than move to ConTeXt. However, a problem relatex to the difference in the table ...
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Trying Context in SciTE on windows, but

I've decided to give ConTeXt a try and I've been using these instructions http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation:_ConTeXt_Suite_with_SciTe If I type context --version in powershell (...
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ConTeXt: Double or Triple Hyphen are Interpreted inside Verbatim Blocks

For example: \definetyping [code] [numbering=line, bodyfont=small, before={\startframedtext[width=\textwidth]}, after={\stopframedtext}] \startcode <-- \stopcode will produce < ...
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How to render ConTeXt source code example with rendered result in ConTeXt

I need to place source code example in ConTeXt with compiled result. code: ConTeXt code example result: compiled result I can do it like that: \mainlanguage[ru] \usemodule [simplefonts][...
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Center an image horizontally and vertically in a table with ConTeXt

\setuppapersize[A4] \enableregime[utf-8] \usemodule [simplefonts][size=12pt] \setmainfont[EB Garamond 12][expansion=quality,protrusion=quality] \setuppagenumbering[location=] \setupexternalfigures[...
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path for chinese font with ConTeXt

I already use ConTeXt for maths and am fully satisfied, but now I need to write a document with text in chinese. I've read the different PDFs (mchinese.pdf and Uptodate) available here and I visited ...
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Manual for Presentation typesetting in ConTeXt

Is there a manual similar to the Beamer manual but for presentation in ConTeXt? I found this: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Presentations but I feel it lacks many information, for example on ...
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Any advanced example of layout designing with ConTeXt?

I'm looking for an advanced example of layout designing with ConTeXt? I've checked reference manual and few another docs from contextgarden, but they show only simple, elementary things. I'm ...
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ConTeXt: what is ~/texmf folder and what is its relation with /usr/share/texmf

First of all, I am a complete noob in TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt/WhaTeVeR, so please be gentle. OK so I installed ConTeXt (version 2013.84.svn30044-18.5) on my OpenSuSE 42.1 using the official repository, and ...
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Using typewriter font and turning off hyphenation in ConTeXt

I want to set the font for my entire document as a courier / typewriter font, so that it resembles a typewritten manuscript. This includes turning off hyphenation for the entire document. So far, I ...
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Is there “toffset” option for \setupbackgrounds in context

I'm trying to learn context, and I'm satisfied with their capacities. I read in contextgarden that options of \setupbackgrounds inherit from \setupframed, but if I setup toffset=5mm for \...
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Tabulate problem with \VL

All, I have an ancient Context document that I've been using for years. It starts with: \startcomponent PizzaProblems-03 \project PizzaProblems \product fall15 \assignment[ ...
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Blank line after defined paragraph

As you can see in the following code, I have a chapter definition which is always followed by one or several scenes. The heading of the scenes does not show any title, but instead two blank lines (the ...
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Advanced markings in ConTeXt Mk IV

Is there a way to somehow get all markings defined on one page (writing some lua code for example) ? The idea is to collect marks related to all titles (say sections and subsections for example) on ...
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What are the differences between starttable and startTABLE?

Consider the following : \starttable[|c|c|] \NC a \NC b \NC\SR \stoptable It won't compile if I switch to \startTABLE. On the other hand, the following won't compile if I switch to starttable : \...
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How do I achieve independant mixed column layout?

I'm trying to create my first ConTeXt document. How can I achieve such a layout with ConTeXt, each part being independant from the others ? —————————————— | | | | | | ——————————————...
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Correct inconsistent image placement across direction boundaries in ConTeXt?

I have a serious of auto-generated documents in various languages that include a mix of LTR and RTL languages. I am trying to come up with common markup that works across both directions. I've run ...
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ConTeXt using the tex-context package in pkgsrc

The cross-platform package manager pkgsrc includes a ConTeXt package, http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/print/tex-context/README.html Has anyone used this successfully? I have ...
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ConTeXt: Table header as section in TOC (while parsing xml to pdf with xmlflush)

I would like to use the header of a table as a section for the TOC (while parsing an XML to pdf) \startxmlsetups xml:table \page[yes] \dorecurse{3}{ \bTABLE[frame=on,split=no] ...
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Interaction with green chapter titles — right paren shows up black

I use \setupinteraction[state=start] and \setupcolors[state=start] for making the entries of the table of contents interactive, and all entries show up green. But in the backmatter a chapter title ...
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Missing page numbers, first chapter only - ConTeXt

I am typesetting books in ConTeXt, and for some reason the first chapter is missing page numbers! There are correct page numbers in the frontmatter, and correct page numbers in the second chapter and ...
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Troublesome extra space in matrix with ConTeXt

I need to display a column vector in a table and, by doing it, an extra space occurs like an empty extra number. How can I fix this please ? \starttable[|r|l|] \NC $u=\startmatrix 1 \NR ...
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add text in the middle of the cover page

I found this code in the "cld-mkiv.pdf" manual writing by Hans Hagen. I would like to put some text in the middle of the cover page but i don't know how. I think that i need to define a overlay. \...
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Running of ConTeXt along with MiKTeX 2.9 windows8 64bit

MikTeX 2.9 is running very well. However, I installed ConTeXt as instructed in the separate drive and specified path. When I tested in the command line I get the following error C:>context --...
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ConTeXt: hyperlinks with special characters

I need to link to some online resources in my PDF file. Based on the official documentation, I have written: \useURL[dbdk] [http://dbpedia.org/page/The_Dark_Knight_(film)] [] [it's link to DBPedia] ...
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Splitting tables longer than a certain size in ConTeXt

Is there any way in ConTeXt to provide a 'one size fits all' table setup that allows large tables to span pages (> 75% of page height for example) but tries to keep smaller tables together by not ...
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New to ConTeXt, looking for better manual than PRAGMA

I am an experienced user of LaTeX learning ConTeXt. However, I find the manuals on the PRAGMA website to be less than ideal. Does anyone have a suggestion for a manual or text?
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Special layout with multi-page table in ConTeXt

I have a special layout of page to make. It contains blocks of text, a graph and tables. I don't know in advance the length of the tables in the document. I have a dummy two tables example to show ...
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Is there a documentation for \setupTABLE?

I need to know which parameters can be passed to \setupTABLE command. Is there any documentation or can it be extracted from source ?
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Adding vedic accents in sanskrit in devanagari script in red color using Context - not working in all cases

Using the techniques described in Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character I have been able to color red the vedic accents in sanskrit typesetting using ConTexT MIV. ...
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ConTeXt under cygwin

Since I couldn't use the first-setup.bat script behind my authentication based, HTTP only, corporate proxy, I went for cygwin. I installed the version 20120628-1 of a package named texlive-collection-...
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ConTeXt equivalent of pause command in beamer

I am trying to replicate the pause command used in beamer to ConTeXt. Looking through the documentation, I have figured out one has to use layers in the presentation to do so. But, I don't seem to ...
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ConTeXt no bottom titles

guys am learning all about ConTeXt and i've a question: What is the equivalent ConTeXt command to "\usepackage[nobottomtitles]{titlesec}" in LaTeX?
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Copying Arabic text from ConTeXt PDF

When copying and pasting an Arabic text from a PDF file generated by context, the characters are not correctly joint. Consider the following MWE: \definefontfamily [font] [serif] [Amiri] [features=...