Hi Patrick,

thanks for your reply...

hmmm, I tried your code but I get a funny message.

The thing is that I suspect I am lacking some files...

... many things here...at the end crashes because...
typescript     : [map] [ec] []
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/type-exa.tex))kpathsea: Running
mktextfm ec-u
/usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation  for
/usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update ?
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;
nonstopmode; inpu
t ec-uhvr8a
This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.4.5)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf ec-uhvr8a
! I can't find file `ec-uhvr8a'.
<*> ...jfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ec-uhvr8a

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...jfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ec-uhvr8a

Transcript written on mfput.log.
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input
vr8a' failed.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font \*12ptsstf*=ec-uhvr8a at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not
<to be read again>
\xxdododefinefont ...tspec {#4}\newfontidentifier

\fontstrategy ...ame #1\csname #2#3#4#5\endcsname
                                                  \tryingfontfalse \fi
<inserted text> ...yle \fontalternative \fontsize
                                                  \fi \iftryingfont

\synchronizefont ...strategy \the \fontstrategies
                                                  \relax \fi
<argument> \getvalue [EMAIL PROTECTED]@ \fontstyle }
                                           \edef \fontstyle {\fontstyle
l.3 \setupbodyfont[pos,ss,12pt]


I think something is not ok in my configuration...perhaps I donīt have the
whole font set...I am running the TeX that comes wrapped with cygwin...and
ConTeXt on top of it...

any clue?


> Hello Jose,
>> I am trying to setup Arial fonts...I am quite a newbie to this ConTeXt
>> thing...
>> I have just done \setupbodyfont[helvetica,ss,12pt] cause
>> \usetypescript apparently is not recognised in my ConTeXt (previous
>> version to the latest update of these days)
> \usetypescript is an old command. Your ConTeXt surely knows about
> this command.
>> what is the use of this \usetypescript thing?
> Well, typescripts are complicated. See Bill' page at
> http://home.salamander.com/~wmcclain/context-help.html
> using Helvetica works for me:
> --------------------------------------------------
> \usetypescript [adobekb][\defaultencoding]
> \usetypescript [postscript][\defaultencoding]
> \setupbodyfont[pos,ss,12pt]
> \starttext
> foo
> \stoptext
> --------------------------------------------------
>> is Arial just a nickname for Helvetica sans-serif?
> Well, yes and no.
> There is no such thing as Helvetica sans-serif, because Helvetica
> *is* without serifs. And Arial and Helvetica are two different fonts,
> though similar looking and same metrics. But, depending on your
> setup, asking for Helvetica can result in using Arial in Acrobat
> Reader.
> Patrick
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