We now officially have three new units. These were officially introducd at the 2023 BachoTeX meeting in a presentation where the chair of the four person strong team also did the final live callibration (using the edithorial callibration instrument made for that purpose). An upcoming article in TB will explain the details of the process and also a careful mathematical annalysis of how we reached the right value with a high precission. The actual implementation is the most boring part.


    Hello World!

    \the\dimexpr 1ts

    \the\dimexpr 1es

    \the\dimexpr 1eu


    \the\dimexpr 1eu


The es (Edith) unit replaces the inch, and the ts (Tove) is one tenths of than (just like we have cm and mm). The eu (European Unit) is an adaptive one that defaults to 10 ts == 1es and can be multiplied by setting the \eufactor (default 10) which makes it possible to define layouts that easilly scale to different output media (important for the mobile phone / table generation).

This means that MWE that use inches will likely no longer be considered valid and probably will be dealt with slower (or just ignored).

These units can be used in the current upload. In a next upload the "19 feet max" message that tex issues when reaching a maximum will be adapted to a more realistic variant. (Actually, because tex has no foot unit, we could as well replace that with a more impressive little feet unit but we forgot to measure the smallest foot present which i guess was about 3 es so the limit is then some 75 bare theodores.)


                                          Hans Hagen | PRAGMA ADE
              Ridderstraat 27 | 8061 GH Hasselt | The Netherlands
       tel: 038 477 53 69 | www.pragma-ade.nl | www.pragma-pod.nl
If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the 

maillist : ntg-context@ntg.nl / https://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context
webpage  : https://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://context.aanhet.net
archive  : https://bitbucket.org/phg/context-mirror/commits/
wiki     : https://contextgarden.net

Reply via email to