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Jan
20
comment How to insert hyperlink to web site in ConTeXt?
wiki.contextgarden.net/url
Jan
14
comment Can (La)TeX be a compelling technology for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
@jon If you want to stay up to date regarding Context, I’m afraid the mailing list is the only canonical source for news (apart from the commit log, of course!). The list allows AFAIR unregistered users to post. If you send a mail asking for a status update every quarter, I’m confident Thomas, Hans, or Luigi will give you a brief summary. Other than that, many new features appear to be revealed at the yearly Context meetings.
Jan
14
comment Can (La)TeX be a compelling technology for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
If the journals don’t support TeX-based submissions in the first place, your collaborators can’t be expected to understand some TeX format, and you’re going to publish predominantly books, then Context is orders of magnitude more convenient for the humanities than Latex. Currently, various related parts of Context are being overhauled under an academic grant, so right now is the time to post feature requests on the mailing list.
Jan
12
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
7
comment Compile metafun book with ConText (getting a cover-like)
I am referring to the manuals available on the Garden (the -p and -s suffixes indicate the print and screen version respectively). If the sources don’t build with MkIV then perhaps Hans has an updated copy of the sources lying around somewhere, so OP should ask on the mailing list. (Disclaimer: I never tried to build the metafun manual from source myself.)
Jan
7
comment Compile metafun book with ConText (getting a cover-like)
“A call like context ... can't work because metafun needs an older version to run:” Have you checked this? Invoking pdfinfo on the print version (metafun-p.pdf) I get “Producer: LuaTeX-0.63.0”.
Jan
7
comment A meta-language for LaTeX
@user2485710 Markdown is far less powerful, but there’s dozens of complete parsers (or to-HTML converters) for it. Coming from reST you’re going to spend a lot of time finding decent plugins to compensate for lack of features in the base version. Also, there are mutually incompatible dialects (reddit != github != stackexchange). reST on the other hand has one huge monolithic spec that is easily extensible via directives. The drawback is that it has only one complete implementation (Docutils), and most other converters just don’t cut it, and btw. their rst2latex converter is incomplete too.
Jan
6
comment ConTeXt: Ignore stem height
Try \inframed[align=right, frame=on, location=height]{%, the frame will be positioned relative to the baseline (not the depth) of the text.
Jan
6
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
* for \scriptsize, \small, \normalsize, and \large the italic font is coming up as medium italic.* This is weird. In my tests it’s all fine. Have you deleted all cache files? What does luaotfload-tool --find="Garamond Premier Pro/i/s=8" resolve to (that’s italics for \scriptsize / caption)?
Jan
6
comment Optical weight selection with fontspec
@Barrabas Thanks, the question is much clearer now! Please update the Luaotfload package to version 2.4 (only a couple days old). This issue should be fixed by now.
Jan
6
comment Optical weight selection with fontspec
Also, here’s a more complete test file: bitbucket.org/phg/lua-la-tex-tests/src/tip/… Run it with \setmainfont{Minion Pro}, the output is valuable for debugging.
Jan
6
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
@bfootdav is this still an issue with version 2.4?
Jan
6
comment Optical weight selection with fontspec
1) Small caps for Latin Modern come as separate font, not a feature, and just like with CM they are only available at the default 10pt size. 2) fontspec seems not to choose the appropriate optical weight -- well, which weight does it choose for what size? The optical sizes of Minion Pro aren’t available as a free font, so the testing needs to be done by somebody who owns it. Can you run the script posted here and paste the output somewhere?
Jan
6
comment ConTeXt: Scale font for text based on maximum width
Search the list, this comes up every once in a while. For example, the undocumented \FittingText macro was revealed some time ago. I agree with @Aditya though that if you wish to fit only a single line, scaling the box itself is worth a try.
Jan
4
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
4
revised fontspec option “Renderer=Basic” - what does it mean?
address the actualy question ;-)
Jan
4
awarded  Revival
Jan
4
revised fontspec option “Renderer=Basic” - what does it mean?
extend answer and add some code
Jan
4
revised fontspec option “Renderer=Basic” - what does it mean?
add link to manual
Jan
4
answered fontspec option “Renderer=Basic” - what does it mean?