On 4/22/2019 11:13 AM, Rudolf Bahr wrote:
On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 09:22:03PM +0200, Bahr Rudolf wrote:
On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 09:19:24AM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
On 4/18/2019 8:37 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

2. Use a font in Truetype/Opentype format:
Which is actually a quite nice and even readable fraktur.


Yes, perhaps. In the next days I will have a look at it. What do you mean with
"even readable"? Of course the font should be readable, not only to me.

During the last days I tried "1. Use the Type1 version of the fonts: [1], 
proposed by
Wolfgang. There a pair of .afm and .pfb files is needed by "new" ConTeXt and I 
an "even unreadable" fraktur with plenty of errors. See appended 

Now, in the meantime, I had also a look into your book [2]
There is to be read:

"Most natural is to use OpenType or Type1 fonts. In the case of Type1 a 
matching pair
of afm and pfb files is needed. However, there can be situations where there is 
a tfm and pfb file (or not even that: just a bitmap file)."

What do you mean with that? Will "new" ConTeXt be capable in mastering a 
situation with
"only a tfm and pfb file" as "old" ConTeXt did?
With "old" ConTeXt I had with "yfrak.mf, yfrak.pfb, yfrak.tfm", a wonderfull 
without errors.


[1] https://ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ps-type1/yfonts
[2] http://pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/fonts-mkiv.pdf, page 60, chapter 4.6
     ("Old fuzzy fonts")

In the meantime I had a look at different Fraktur fonts. Both suggested fonts 
and [2] were not acceptable to me for various reasons.

[1] has no gaps between words and many other errors. Horrible.

Afaiks that font is rather bugged indeed. I tried it, even made sure the space (which is unspecified in the afm) is set to some value but then it seems to use maybe some ligatures which are also unspecified. Old crap.

[2] is far too fat to be printed in a book. The reason could be that the 
wanted to make a font suitable for internet presences where the resolution of 
is far below of that of printing machines. The good thing with [2] is that 
there is an
extended and interesting set of orthography rules and their changes over various
centuries beginning in 1600 up to today. But unfortunately the internet 
presence of [2]
seems to be dead, the newest entry in member's forum I saw has been from 
beginning of

You can tweak it a bit:




\ufa test\par
\ufb test\par


I'm a bit puzzled by the 'dead' remark. When a project is finished, should the author create bogus entries each year to make it look like something new is done?

[3] I found the Leipzig-Fraktur-Font, a real Easter gift :-) It's comparable to 
Haralambous' nice fraktur font I used for years, but in ".otf"-format. It has 
the slim
high "s" for use at the beginning of words and within words as well as the 
small round
"s" at the end of syllabs and words. Ok, there seems to be no "!" (Instead I use "rm 
and the sharp "ß" I had to construct by "s\hskip-1pt z". But German umlauts can 
be printed,
for instance 'ä' by '\"a', and different ligatures, for instance 'ch', 'st', 
'tz', and
others exist.
So, most of my necessary conditions to a Fraktur font in ConTeXt-lmtx are 
As an example is appended "Leipzig-Fraktur-Example.pdf".


I thank Hans and Wolfgang for helping me.

Best make a wiki page for this (summrizing).

[1] https://ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ps-type1/yfonts
[2] http://unifraktur.sourceforge.net/
[3] https://www.chip.de/downloads/Leipzig-Fraktur-Font_36248614.html

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