Anyone knowns how to create (please sample code) a cover page like this?:


The sources are available from: http://context.aanhet.net/svn/manuals/metafun/

BUT, i'm unable to compile (ConText) doing context metafun.tex ...

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metafun.rb tells you what to do:

# usage: runtools metafun.rb

runtools is a ruby script and located as runtools.rb in TeXLive at


So you can run

ruby /usr/local/texlive/current/texmf-dist/scripts/context/ruby/runtools.rb metafun.rb 

Or creating a runtools in an executable directory as a link to the runtools.rb.

After a while you'll get a new pdf metafun.pdf if, of course, you have installed the ruby system.

A call like context ... can't work because metafun needs an older version to run:

texexec --pdf --automp --suffix="-p" metafun

alkso called ConTeXt MKII

  • “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”. Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 13:50
  • I cannot see a matafun-p.pdf in the above directory. Maybe it is created with context but then with another script. And as far as I can see context metafun doesn't work.
    – user2478
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 14:00
  • 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.) Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 14:08

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