On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 18:08, Michael Murphy wrote: > On 04/06/2010 12:00, Mojca Miklavec wrote: >> >> Just note: you can get an enormous amount of font information with luatex. > > If you can get so much information out of LuaTeX, why do we need typescripts > in the first place?
1.) The typescripts have been written long before LuaTeX existed. 2.) The typescripts still work is almost exactly the same way as they did before 3.) Your can read a lot of information about a specific font (which features are available, which glyphs exist etc. etc. etc.), but that still doesn't give you any information about which fonts you want to combine together and which features you want to use. Take Antykwa Półtawskiego. It comes as regular/italic, in 4 weights (light, normal, medium, bold), in 5 widths (extended, semi-extended, normal, semi-condensed, condensed), about 5 encodings for MKII. You need to tell to ConTeXt somehow whether you want to combine light and medium or normal weight and bold, or maybe normal with semi-extended bold, you may want the size to adapt automatically when you change font size. There is also no reliable way to determine which fonts belong together. You still need to assign a font with a variant somehow. Reading info about a font doesn't really solve the problem of "being able to automatically assign rm, bf, bi etc.", but I admit that there *IS* room for improvement for font handling mechanism in a more user-friendly way (and lua can be of enormous help of course). Mojca ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : email@example.com / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________