I'm a LaTeX user (I've been using it since 2001), and I proficiently printed a book (for private use only) using LaTeX + Memoir.
Seeing my work, a friend of mine wants me to supervise (and do) the typographical work for his RPG manual.
Since the typographical settings will have to be way more fine-tuned I thought of switching to ConTeXt (in my understanding ConTeXt is conceived to allow much more typographical freedom to the writer than LaTeX).
Reading the comments and redirects to other questions, I see only that some people were able to successfully produce some RPG manuals with LaTeX; I had no doubt it could be done, but my thought is: is this the best choice?
I will need to do the following:
- Use OpenType fonts (now I use LuaLaTeX)
- Typeset many, many long tables and figures
- Use two (mostly three) different typefaces for different sections and paragraphs (especially true for section titles)
- Have many "one page environments", e.g. a text typeset like a letter on a separate page, or set in white font over a white and black picture
My understand is that (Lua)LaTeX (possibly using memoir) is suitable for the job. Is ConTeXt a better choice? Or can it be?