Re: [NTG-context] Can't install ConTeXt

2005-02-22 Thread Hans Hagen
Paul Tremblay wrote
Both distributions give me a bunch of directories and scrits, but no
instructions on where to put what. 
you can put the minimal context in for instance
  mkdir /mytex
after that run
  . /mytex/setuptex /mytex
make sure that the file in /mytex/texmf-linux/bin path have the x flag set
  texexec --make --all
should work then

This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.14159-1.00b-pretest-20020211-HO20020731-2.1 (Web2C 
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt  cont-en.efmt
fmtutil: no info for format `cont-en'.
Sorry, I can't find the format `cont-en.efmt'; will try `context.efmt'.
kpathsea: Running mktexfmt  context.efmt
fmtutil: no info for format `context'.
I can't find the format file `context.efmt'!
strange, we have a newer pdftex version now; also, efmt is replaced by fmt
I already have a working distribution of TeX on my system. I know I need
to move some directories around and set up PATH to find the executable,
but I am at a loss what to move.
you can keep the minimal context in a separate three; the setup script isolates 
it from other tex's on your system

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Re: [NTG-context] Euro-sign

2005-02-22 Thread Johannes Werner
\usesymbolset[eur] is an undefined control sequence for my system (tetex 
2.0.2 with now proper setup context), but \texteuro and \euro work. (is 
this the meaning of present in the encoding vector? i'm a context newbe)

Hans Hagen wrote:
Johannes Werner wrote:
what i have to do, to get the euro into my document? Is there any 
documentation ? (surely i'm not the first with this question, but i 
cannot find something)
I tried \euro, but nothing happened.
mfg, Johannes Werner

now you have \texteuro as well as \symbol[euro] and even \euro
often \texteuro is present in the encoding vector

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[NTG-context] Moving to ConTeXt

2005-02-22 Thread Gerben Wierda
I am (again) considering moving to ConTeXt. A few years ago I investigated
the move because I have apositive impression of the quality of the ConTeXt
project and because I find the standard LaTeX layouts ugly. At that time I
decided against it because the first thing I tried (a list within a list)
did not work and because I was under the impression that I would have to
do alot of layout myself (and I have TeX for that, right?). I am thinking
of using LaTeX and the memoir class. Anyway, I am still tempted.

So I am investigating again. I would like to know if (and how) I can do
the following in ConTeXt. I did read the manual before writing this:
- Project structure for a book, chapters to be in separate files. Chapters
to be processed individually when required, or better: chapter +
index/toc/appendices, etc. How do you do that? I do not understand the
manual here entirely and my test from a few years ago failed.
- lettrine.sty (I have my own TeX code now, but lettrine is probably better)
- Page layout as in a book (no whitespace between pars and indentation).
Good readable.
- mfpic or another way to program drawings (vectors/functions)
- microtype.sty (protrusion,probably no stretching)
- Optional paragraph (not line) numbering, suppressable (as in some
philosophy books)
- 2 output options:
- Final: Large paperback size (somewhat larger than pocket) pages
centered on A4 portrait paper
- Draft: Two of those pages,slightly shrunk on A4 landscape paper.
No fancy ordering, just page 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, etc.

So, how do I do these things? I would like to try to recode a part ofmy
book-project in ConTeXt to see if it works for me.



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[NTG-context] m-letter stationary

2005-02-22 Thread Rob Ermers
Dear Contexers,
I have succeeded in creating letters on my pdf stationary-1. Beautiful.
Now I want to print the second and following pages on paper with on a 
slightly different stationary (stationary-2), as is costumary.

Does anyone how to set this up?
(The example on the wiki is too complicated for me. I sticked to sample 
files from Hans Hagen, which makes it possible to use an xml address 

The present set up for the background is given below.
Kind regards,
Robert Ermers
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[NTG-context] XML and context

2005-02-22 Thread Paul Tremblay
I've been looking over some articles published on context and XML,

According to this article, there is a Relax schema for an XML version of
context. The namespace is ''. 

This implies that the Relax schema can only be used if using FO, or? I
was wondering if could directly convert to the XML at the namespace
above and then process the resulting document with context. 

This would be easier than using the mapping method.




*Paul Tremblay *

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