[NTG-context] Re: How to switch between fonts?

2005-03-18 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, thanks for the information. I changed my test document accordingly and deleted obsolete parts from the typescript. When I use the builtInPostscript or the reencodedPostscript as the sole body font then the document is typeset correctly. Yet, if I try to switch the family for example

[NTG-context] Re: How to switch between fonts?

2005-03-18 Thread Stefan Wachter
hard to test without those tfm files (i don't want to clobber my system by generating them; also, i never use the p* variants) I created the vf and tfm files with the attached script. Maybe you can setup a local directory? Creating these fonts simply needs the following calls (the files are

[NTG-context] Is there a bug in switching body fonts?

2005-03-17 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, I try to use two different postscript font families. The first family uses the Acrobat fonts without embedding and without reencoding whereas the second family uses the Acrobat fonts without embedding but with reencoding. For that means I wrote the typescript file below. When I use

[NTG-context] How to switch between fonts?

2005-03-16 Thread Stefan Wachter
Dear font experts! For some weeks I try very hard to generate minimal PDF documents using the PDF base 14 fonts. Now the following problem popped up: The Helvitica, Times, and Courier fonts have 8a as their default encoding. Unfortunately, the 8a encoding is somewhat incomplete because it

[NTG-context] Re: My way: Generating Small PDF Documents - more questions

2005-03-15 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Adam, it now works nicely. One can use the built-in Acrobat fonts without embedding and reencoding simply by not specifiying a postscript encoding when using afm2tfm. In that case the inherent encoding of the font is used and virtual fonts take care of the mapping from the specified TeX

[NTG-context] Re: Times New Toman

2005-03-15 Thread Stefan Wachter
ishamid wrote: Question: What is \typescriptthree? I think it is the third parameter that is supplied to a typescript. In your case its value is always texnansi because your typescript does not allow several values for the third parameter. --Stefan

[NTG-context] My way: Generating Small PDF Documents - more questions

2005-03-03 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, for some time I try to generate small PDF documents that have no embedded fonts and do not reencoding fonts. In the meantime I was quite successful and I wanted to share my insights with others. Comments are welcome! I generated new ec-encoded virtual fonts for the standard Adobe fonts

[NTG-context] Several questions about format generation

2005-02-18 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, in the diverse documentation about ConTeXt installation I find the instruction texexec --make ... --language ... for generating format files. Several questions arise: 1. What is the consequence of selecting specific languages after the --make option? Have the generated formats the same

[NTG-context] Re: Choosing an encoding - what are the consequences?

2005-02-17 Thread Stefan Wachter
Adam Lindsay wrote: Okay, as far as I know, ConTeXt doesn't have an 8a/Adobe encoding vector defined yet. What does it mean that ConTeXt doesn't have an 8a/Adobe encoding vector? Isn't it enough for ConTeXt that there is an 8a.enc file? (I am prepared to write the necessary typescripts

[NTG-context] Re: Why uses Context 8r encoding used instead of the specified ec encoding?

2005-02-15 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Thomas, thanks for the wealth of information. I see much clearer now. --Stefan ___ ntg-context mailing list ntg-context@ntg.nl http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context

[NTG-context] Choosing an encoding - what are the consequences?

2005-02-15 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! I am on the burdensome path to understanding font handling in ConText. Now I wonder what the consequences are with choosing certain encodings. For example if I choose 8a encoding (called Adobe standard encoding): 1. There are lots of empty slots in this encoding. What does ConText do if

[NTG-context] Why uses Context 8r encoding used instead of the specified ec encoding?

2005-02-08 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! Fonts are driving my crazy! I have the following document that clearly states that the font encoding should be ec. Yet, somewhere behind the scenes the ec-encoded font uhvr8t is mapped into the 8r-encoded font uhvr8r. Can someone reveal this deep secret? Best regards, --Stefan PS: The

[NTG-context] Re: How to use and not embed the PdfBase14 fonts?

2005-02-02 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, after a lot of experiments I could generate a PDF document where the built-in Helvetica font is used. Yet, there are some open questions: 1. The \loadmapfile makro seems not to work. I tried lots of variants. Only direct use of the pdfTex makro \pdfmapfile was successful. 2. In the

[NTG-context] Re: How to use and not embed the PdfBase14 fonts?

2005-02-01 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans and Hartmut, thanks for the information. I looked at the type-akb.tex file and found that the fonts phvb8t, phvbo8t, phvr8t, and phvro8t are used. I wrote the following small map file (named embed.map): = phvb8t Helvetica-Bold TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont ec.enc = phvbo8t

[NTG-context] How to use and not embed the PdfBase14 fonts?

2005-01-31 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! I want to generate PDF documents that use the standard PDF fonts (Helvetica, Times-Roman, and Courier) and not to embed these fonts. With my former installation (TexLive-2003 and a ConText distribution of last autumn) this was possible by using the following lines in the praeambel:

[NTG-context] problems with indented columnized itemization

2004-10-13 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, I try to generate the following output: Some Label * item 1 * item 2 * item 3 * item 4 * item 4 * item 5 i.e. I want to have a label followed by an itemization that is set in columns. I tried several things but did not succeede 1.

[NTG-context] How to use the minimal Context distribution?

2004-10-12 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, I tried to use the new minimal Context distribution under Windows. 1. I unpacked the file mswintex.zip.bz2. 2. I added the folder tex/texmf-mswin/bin to the path. 3. I tried to execute texexec. I got the the error message that the DLL tl80kpse.dll is not available. Does anyone know what I

[NTG-context] problem with goto - was: How to implement a changing navigation bar?

2004-09-23 Thread Stefan Wachter
on the example? I attach a file that when it is texexecuted produces the above error. When you comment out line 150 in the file and use line 148 instead, then the example works fine. Thanks, --Stefan Hans Hagen wrote: Stefan Wachter wrote: Hi all, I use an overlay to implement a navigation bar

[NTG-context] Re: Is there a bug during pagination of external figures?

2004-08-19 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, thanks for the tip, --Stefan why not use \goto[PreviousPage]{\symbol[...]} \goto[NextPage]{\symbol...]} or \goto [forward]{\symbol[...] \goto [backward]{...} etc (firstpage, lastpage, nextpage, previouspage, etc) Hans ___ ntg-context mailing

[NTG-context] Re: error with _ in header?

2004-08-19 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, thanks for your fix. It solves the problem. Will this fix be included in future Context releases? I am still confused why the content of the document directory had an impact on the output routine. (The problem disappeared after I had removed additional *.png files in the document

[NTG-context] Re: Is there a bug during pagination of external figures?

2004-08-19 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, thanks for the additional hints. The width calculation method is very instructive. Yet, I think I can not use it, because I do not know in advance what kind of text is used as item labels. Maybe a label text contains already a comma. Is there another \processXXX-Makro for example

[NTG-context] Re: error with _ in header?

2004-08-18 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Patrick, first I want to say that I already spent several hours on that problem and was happy to reduce the file size to 5215 Bytes. Of course I could have done further but I thought that the file is now handy enough for debugging. (I do not know how TeX code is debugged and what tools are

[NTG-context] Re: Is there a bug during pagination of external figures?

2004-08-16 Thread Stefan Wachter
Patrick Gundlach wrote: Stefan Wachter [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hi Hans, I attach an example Context file and the included graphics. Unfortunately the example is by far not minimal. The file is just a few bytes, no need to mention... Just looking at the error message, I bet your problem

[NTG-context] How to implement a changing navigation bar?

2004-08-16 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, I use an overlay to implement a navigation bar in the left margin of a document. It seems to me that the processing of the overlay is done only once and not for every page again. In addition, the \lastpage is not available. Does anyone know a solution? Maybe headers/footers are a

[NTG-context] How to change the page size for single pages within a document

2004-08-06 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all, is there a possibility to change the page size of single pages in a document. Reason: I have a document that contains some large tables that do not fit on normal pages. Therefore I would like to output such tables on a page of their own having the neccessary size. (Of course the

[NTG-context] Is there a bug during pagination of external figures?

2004-08-06 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! Processing a large document containing the following lines: start \externalfigure[/home/swachter/projekte/infotakt/vdp/export/bu/bu.ilboo/ziffer8.ilboo/bu8-3_refkom.ilboo/graphics.ilfdr/bu8-3_241-242_1.png]

[NTG-context] Re: Is there a bug during pagination of external figures?

2004-08-06 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hans Hagen wrote: Stefan Wachter wrote: Processing a large document containing the following lines: start \externalfigure[/home/swachter/projekte/infotakt/vdp/export/bu/bu.ilboo/ziffer8.ilboo/bu8-3_refkom.ilboo/graphics.ilfdr/bu8-3_241-242_1.png] \externalfigure[/home/swachter/projekte/infotakt

[NTG-context] Re: Can \note repeat its footnote?

2004-06-30 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, many thanks for your help. Now it works. Great! I try to come along without having the same footnote marker for repeated footnotes. (This would make sense only if footnotes are sequentially numbered over a whole document.) Thanks again, --Stefan

[NTG-context] Re: Can \note repeat its footnote?

2004-06-23 Thread Stefan Wachter
] \stoptext --Stefan PS: Would it be possible to use the same footnote mark again when a footnote is repeated? Hans Hagen wrote: Stefan Wachter wrote: Hi all! The \note[xxx] command is used to reference a previously defined footnote. Is it possible that the previously defined footnote is repeated

[NTG-context] Can \note repeat its footnote?

2004-06-17 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! The \note[xxx] command is used to reference a previously defined footnote. Is it possible that the previously defined footnote is repeated if a page break had occured between the \footnote[xxx]{bla bla bla} and the corresponding \note[xxx] command? Thanks for your attention, --Stefan

[NTG-context] Re: Typescript for Helvetica - what's wrong?

2004-04-02 Thread Stefan Wachter
Adam Lindsay wrote: Adam Lindsay said this at Thu, 1 Apr 2004 11:52:54 +0100: When I do \showfont[zd], however, I see something resembling Unicode vector 0x27nn. All it would take is a re-encoding to put the glyphs in the right place. Hey, does this PDF file work for everyone? No fonts are

[NTG-context] Re: Typescript for Helvetica - what's wrong?

2004-04-01 Thread Stefan Wachter
Adam Lindsay wrote: Stefan Wachter said this at Wed, 31 Mar 2004 18:17:29 +0200: thanks for the help. After extracting the typescript code into a seperate typescript file everything works fine! Ah, I remembered what Patrick did, now: \usetypescript[adobekb][texnansi] \usetypescript[times

[NTG-context] Re: How to rotate a single character on a line?

2004-04-01 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hans Hagen wrote: At 16:22 23/03/2004, you wrote: Hi all. I want to use some arrows of the ZapfDingbats fonts. Most of the arrows included in this font are directed from left to right. I tried to use \rotate to produce arrows directed to different directions. Yet, rotate produces new lines.

[NTG-context] Typescript for Helvetica - what's wrong?

2004-03-30 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! I tried to write a typescript to use the Helvetica PDF base 14 fonts. Yet, the example below uses the (default) Computer Modern Roman fonts. I wrote the typescript along the lines of the excellent help document at (http://home.salamander.com/~wmcclain/context-help.html). Thanks for

[NTG-context] Re: How to use and not embed the 14 PDF standard 14 fonts?

2004-03-23 Thread Stefan Wachter
Thanks for the comments, Alex and Vit! I now start to understand the relationships. The updmap --setoption pdftexDownloadBase14 false command is very useful. I managed to create PDFs without embedded fonts. Yet, I did not find a usable typescript that has the necessary settings. Therefore it

[NTG-context] 6 ways to ask for Times-Roman. Are they the same?

2004-03-23 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all. Studying the pdftex.map file I found the following 6 TeX fonts that are used for Times-Roman: ptmr8y, ptmr8r, rptmr, rtxptmr, tir and tmrm108r. In the no download version of the map file, all these TeX fonts are mapped into Times-Roman. In the download the font utmr8a.pfb is embedded

[NTG-context] How to rotate a single character on a line?

2004-03-23 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all. I want to use some arrows of the ZapfDingbats fonts. Most of the arrows included in this font are directed from left to right. I tried to use \rotate to produce arrows directed to different directions. Yet, rotate produces new lines. Example: \definefontsynonym[ZapfDingbats][zd]

[NTG-context] How to use and not embed the 14 PDF standard 14 fonts?

2004-03-18 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! 1. Does anyone know how to use the 14 PDF standard fonts (Courier, Helvetica, Times (each in 4 faces), Symbol, and ITC-Zapf) in ConTeXt? 2. Does anyone know how pdfTeX can be instructed not to embed them? Thanks for your attention, --Stefan PS (Background): I am creating lots of small

[NTG-context] Re: Can itemize calculate optimal label widths?

2004-02-26 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hans Hagen wrote: At 10:18 20/02/2004, you wrote: Hi all! Is there a possiblity to have itemize calculate the optimal label width itself? I have an itemize that has rather different labels, e.g.: \startitemize \sym{1.} An item \sym{2.} Another item \sym{103 a.} An item with a very broad label

[NTG-context] Can itemize calculate optimal label widths?

2004-02-20 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! Is there a possiblity to have itemize calculate the optimal label width itself? I have an itemize that has rather different labels, e.g.: \startitemize \sym{1.} An item \sym{2.} Another item \sym{103 a.} An item with a very broad label \stopitemize In this example the label 103 a. flows

[NTG-context] strange dependency between cbox and whitespace?

2004-02-19 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! I came across the following behaviour: cboxes seem to suppress white space in certain conditions. In the following example there is no whitespace output between paragraph no. 2 und 3. Yet, if I change \setupwhitespace to 'none' or if I do not enclose the paragraphs in cboxes then the

[NTG-context] Re: proportional column widths in natural tables?

2004-02-16 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Hans, thanks for the tip regarding the stretch option. I tried the option and had the impression that the table is streched if the sum of the widths of the columns is less then the available width. Yet, if the sum of the widths exceeds the available width then the table is NOT shrunk! I

[NTG-context] How to setup german documents?

2004-02-16 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! I have a very basic question which occupies me for more than a week now: How to setup documents for german language properly, such that: 1. the used input encoding is ISO-8859-1, 2. german special character are available, and 3. german hyphenation patterns are used. The setup shown

[NTG-context] Re: how to get bottom-vertical-alignment in (natural) table cells?

2004-02-15 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi Willi, thanks for your reply - it works. Just for completeness: is top alignment termed high? Willi Egger wrote: Hi Stefan, May be not quit logic, but when replacing the bottom by low you get the desired result. Kind regards Willi Stefan Wachter wrote: Hi all! I try to set a simple

[NTG-context] Re: proportional column widths in natural tables?

2004-02-15 Thread Stefan Wachter
You can determin columnwidths by saying width=.3\textwidth or width=.3\makeupwidth or even though less ConTeXty width=.3\hsize Wheter to use \textwidth or \makeupwidth depends on the context where your table is placed. Kind regards Willi Stefan Wachter wrote: Hi all! Is there a possibility

[NTG-context] how to get bottom-vertical-alignment in (natural) table cells?

2004-02-13 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! I try to set a simple table that show the different horizontal and vertical alignment capabilities (see below): horizontal: left, middle, right vertical: top(?), lohi, bottom(?) Yet, the bottom alignment does not work. The texts in the third column that should be placed at the bottom

[NTG-context] proportional column widths in natural tables?

2004-02-13 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! Is there a possibility to specify proportional column widths when using natural tables? E.g. If i want to set column 1 and 2 to have 2/7 and column 3 3/7 of the available broadth. \setupTABLE[column][1][width=2*] \setupTABLE[column][2][width=2*] \setupTABLE[column][3][width=3*] Thanks

[NTG-context] Re: Update Problem

2004-02-12 Thread Stefan Wachter
Thanks for the help - now it works. I had wrong formats. When I created the formats by texexec --make nl en de I had no write permission in the tetex/share/texmf/web2c directory. Therefore the old formats stayed there. After I replaced the old formats with the new ones everything was fine.

[NTG-context] Update Problem

2004-02-11 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all. I try to update teTeX 2.0.2 to the current context distribution (cont-tmf.zip of 2004-1-13). After updating I can not process my old files. I get the following error message: ! Undefined control sequence. \@@toks -\everyTEXinputmode Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thank you

Re: [NTG-context] How to produce PDF links with custom action?

2004-02-08 Thread Stefan Wachter
Thanks for your quick response. --Stefan At 17:13 04/02/2004, you wrote: Hi all! Does ConTeXt allow to create links with custom actions? I have a working LaTeX / PDF-TeX solution which I am not able to port to ConTeXt. The following PDF-TeX code contained in a LaTeX file produces the

[NTG-context] How to produce PDF links with custom action?

2004-02-05 Thread Stefan Wachter
Hi all! Does ConTeXt allow to create links with custom actions? I have a working LaTeX / PDF-TeX solution which I am not able to port to ConTeXt. The following PDF-TeX code contained in a LaTeX file produces the desired PDF-Code. \\pdfstartlink attr{/Border [ 0 0 0 ]} user{/Subtype/Link/A /S