Re: [NTG-context] Arabic typesetting in Plain TeX over LuaTeX

2009-02-15 Thread Ilda Khaki
On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 1:52 AM, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد isha...@colostate.edu wrote: Hi, On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:17:26 -0700, Ilda Khaki ilda.kh...@gmail.com wrote: I am trying to compare the results of Arabic typesetting between different TeX engines to decide the best one.

Re: [NTG-context] question for the xml-experts

2009-02-15 Thread luigi scarso
If you know python http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/PyUNO_bridge http://opendocumentfellowship.com/projects/odfpy For xml the choice is http://codespeak.net/lxml/ A native xml db, with XQuery and python binding http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/berkeley-db/xml/index.html And

Re: [NTG-context] Arabic typesetting in Plain TeX over LuaTeX

2009-02-15 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Am 15.02.2009 um 08:20 schrieb Ilda Khaki: TeX engines to decide the best one. Can anyone send a samplwe file for typesetting Arabic in Plain TeX over luatex where the alphabets are not isolated? 1. Mixed-up categories: Plain TeX is a macropackage, luaTeX is an engine. No. It is not.

Re: [NTG-context] chapter page question

2009-02-15 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Am 14.02.2009 um 20:26 schrieb Alan Stone: I also would like to be able to choose a different font and/or fontsize (\switchtobodyfont[...]), style and/or color (\color[...]) for chapter pages' header area (margin/edge/text) and non-chapter pages. You can format the text in \definetext.

Re: [NTG-context] Arabic typesetting in Plain TeX over LuaTeX

2009-02-15 Thread Khaled Hosny
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 06:20:08PM +1100, Ilda Khaki wrote: This is a sample file, I am looking for. % \pagedir TRT \bodydir TRT \textdir TRT \pardir TRT \font\test=zar.ttf scaled\magstep0 هل انت کیقک؟ \end % But I do not

Re: [NTG-context] question for the xml-experts

2009-02-15 Thread Khaled Hosny
You may consider giving dbcontext a look, it is written in python and seems to use xsl to translate DocBook's xml into TeX files to be typeset by ConTeXt. http://dblatex.sourceforge.net/doc/pt02.html Regards, Khaled On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 06:40:51PM +0100, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote: Hi all,

Re: [NTG-context] chapter page question

2009-02-15 Thread Alan Stone
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfg...@googlemail.com wrote: You can format the text in \definetext. \startsetups header:chapter:middle \startcolor[red] \it Chapter page \stopcolor \stopsetups

Re: [NTG-context] Unicode Math - what it is

2009-02-15 Thread Mohamed Bana
in first-setup.sh # download or update the distribution # you may remove the --context=beta switch mtxrun --verbose --script ./bin/mtx-update.lua --update --make --force --engine=all --context=alpha --texroot=$PWD/tex --extras=t-tikz $@ got this error loading : Context Synchronization )

Re: [NTG-context] Unicode Math - what it is

2009-02-15 Thread Yue Wang
please replace your luatex with the svn trunk version and run context --make again. On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 2:53 AM, Mohamed Bana mbana.li...@googlemail.com wrote: in first-setup.sh # download or update the distribution # you may remove the --context=beta switch mtxrun --verbose --script

[NTG-context] MkIV \digits bug

2009-02-15 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Hi, the \digits command cause a error message with the last beta in MkIV. % engine=luatex \starttext \digits{1.000} \stoptext ! \textfont 1 is undefined (character :). \mathematics #1-\relax \ifmmode #1\else $#1$ \fi \doscandigit

[NTG-context] Catcodes for punctuation in MkIV

2009-02-15 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Hi, with the persian interface each character has now the catcode 11 and this cause a few problems in the input with puctuation, see below. \starttext »\CONTEXT« and »\CONTEXT’ interface« \stoptext The right quillemet and the apostrophe are treated as part of the \CONTEXT command and we

Re: [NTG-context] question for the xml-experts

2009-02-15 Thread Thomas A. Schmitz
Luigi and Khaled, thanks a lot for your replies! Luigi: I had a look at python lxml; it looks very powerful and interesting, and I will try and see if can make use of it. Why do you translate your xml sources into tex instead of using the mkiv mechanism for processing xml, is it because of

[NTG-context] How to decide on colors

2009-02-15 Thread Cecil Westerhof
I am working with a flowchart. I would like to have the background of the flowchart, different from the background the flowchart is on. I do not know much about color combinations. (Just enough to know what I tried were not good choices.) Is there a site with good pointers about color

[NTG-context] Letter module - appendices

2009-02-15 Thread Wolfgang Schuster
Hi, I know at least a few people use my letter module and I want to ask them if they have a problem when I change the handling of appendices like CC and postscript. The current way to write them is \startletter [copy=..., postscript=...] ... \stopletter and I want to change this in