[NTG-context] lmr (texnansi vs ec)

2005-03-26 Thread ishamid
Dear gang, Why does lmr in ConTeXt use the ec instead of the texnansi encoding? I just noticed that all of my macros that use, e.g., \char'25 are now bringing up the wrong symbols. Shouldn't ConTeXt default to the encoding most consistent with cmr (surely I am not the only one who depended

[NTG-context] hyper interactions

2005-03-26 Thread ishamid
Dear syndicate, Are hyper interactions now restricted to pdfetex's pdf engine? Hyperlinks do not work in pdf produced by dvipdfmx, for either aleph of pdfetex dvi output. Idris === % output=dvi interface=en \setupcolors[state=start]

[NTG-context] extra_mem_bot.context

2005-03-26 Thread ishamid
Dear musketeers, This is a note for aleph users. In _both_ texmf.cnf files that come with the full ConTeXt distribution, you must comment the line %extra_mem_bot.context= 400 [\texmf\web2c, line 503] %extra_mem_bot.context= 200 [\texmf-local\web2c, line140] otherwise

[NTG-context] \= in tables

2005-03-26 Thread ishamid
Dear cartel, \= does not work in tables (I think that the TABLE macros define \= differently; why on earth would someone do that?!?). Is there a workaround? Idris === % output=pdf interface=en \starttext \setupinterlinespace \setupfloats[location=center] \placetable

RE: [NTG-context] lmr (texnansi vs ec)

2005-03-26 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Vit Zyka [EMAIL PROTECTED] = ishamid wrote: Dear gang, Why does lmr in ConTeXt use the ec instead of the texnansi encoding? I just noticed that all of my macros that use, e.g., \char'25 lmr is defined for both ec and texnansi encodings (and even for qx

RE: [NTG-context] extra_mem_bot.context

2005-03-26 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Adam Lindsay [EMAIL PROTECTED] = This is a note for aleph users. In _both_ texmf.cnf files that come with the full ConTeXt distribution, you must comment the line %extra_mem_bot.context= 400 [\texmf\web2c, line 503] %extra_mem_bot.context= 200

RE: [NTG-context] bug in latest ConTeXt (confirmed)

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
Hi Hans, = Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = at the moment the best way of dealing with is is to use texexec's engine handler; locate texexec.ini (or rme) and set set UseEnginePath to true after that pdfetex, aleph, xetex, mpost etc will end up on their own path. I

RE: [NTG-context] New List: SemiTeX (*Tex for the Semitic Languages)

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
Hi Fred, This is very interesting and, certainly, I'd like to join (though your email address in hidden in this particular posting-) Also consider merging this with the aleph list, because the aleph list was also intended to discuss most of the same issues, even multilingual TeX issues that

RE: [NTG-context] bug in latest ConTeXt (confirmed)

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = ishamid wrote: lines all over the place in my work that compiled fine with the old ConTeX, and I suspect that XeTeX may be responsible. Is there a way to completely isolate the new stuff because I'm going to lose a lot of time

[NTG-context] dvipdfmx/dvips and a summary

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
Dear folks, The dvips/dvipdfmx problem is not limited to aleph in the latest ConTeXt: ===test-3== \setupoutput[dvi] \starttext abc \stoptext === gives === $dvipdfmx test3 test3.dvi - test3.pdf [1** Fatal error: Could not

[NTG-context] Path searches (good news!)

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
Dear cartel, I've been trying to control the search paths with C:\ConTeXt\tex\texmf-local\web2c\texmf.cnf, but I just realized that setuptex.bat overrides texmf.cnf. The way I found out is interesting: Upon running mktexlsr I get the line mktexlsr: c:/CONTEXT/tex/texmf-project is not a

[NTG-context] spilling endnotes

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
Dear syndicate, Just a reminder: Even with the latest patch, the endnotes spill over the page (I double-checked that core-not was replaced and the format regenerated): === % output=pdftex interface=en \starttext \dorecurse{100}{test \footnote{test}

[NTG-context] 2 questions about texexec.ini

2005-03-24 Thread ishamid
Dear musketeers, 1. I just noted that texexec.ini for mswincontext.zip defaults to tetex, not fptex. Is that intentional? 2. Can I configure texexec.ini so that texexec --make generates the aleph format in addition to the pdfetex formats? (Of course this assume we can solve the

RE: [NTG-context] bug in latest ConTeXt (confirmed)

2005-03-23 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = Sounds like supp-dir needs a no-Omega check, as well. Hans? attached for testing, i dunny what the pardir equivalents are for \beginL and \beginR -) Ok, the new supp-dir.tex helps. But there is another problem. Now my following

RE: [NTG-context] 5 major problems with mswincontext.zip

2005-03-23 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = ishamid wrote: 2. aleph is still searching its format in the wrong directory; its format is properly installed in \texmf-mswin/web2c/aleph/ can you try what happens when you add the following lines to your texmf.cnf file (you

RE: [NTG-context] 5 major problems with mswincontext.zip

2005-03-23 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = 1. Zapf Chancery has disappeared (the other free fonts in showfonts.pdf still work): strange indeed, it looks like the files are corrupted (very small tfm/vf files); you can regenerate the metrics with: texmfstart texfont.pl

RE: [NTG-context] bug in latest ConTeXt (confirmed)

2005-03-23 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = Sounds like supp-dir needs a no-Omega check, as well. Hans? attached for testing, i dunny what the pardir equivalents are for \beginL and \beginR -) Not to belabor this, but I'm getting ### simple group (level 1) entered at line

[NTG-context] bug in latest ConTeX

2005-03-22 Thread ishamid
Dear gang, There is a bug in the latest ConTeXt that affects aleph, particularly \pardir TRT. Needless to say this is an absolute showstopper... Try this: === \pardir TLT test \bye === $aleph test works fine, but $texexec --tex=aleph test

Re: [NTG-context] 5 major problems with mswincontext.zip

2005-03-21 Thread ishamid
I just checked: Not only aleph, but pdftex does not work with (o)dvips/dvipdfmx: === \starttext Latin Modern \input tufte.tex \stoptext === If I run (o)dvips from TeXLive, I get === This is dvips(k) 5.94a Copyright 2003

RE: Configuring 2 trees [was RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman]

2005-03-20 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From h h extern [EMAIL PROTECTED] = Idris Samawi Hamid wrote: On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:31:44 +0100, Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i'll upload a new minimal (beware, tex live 2005 binaries), as well as the big windows zip (will take a few hours) Any word on

RE: [NTG-context] how to use Times Roman font

2005-03-20 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Matthias Weber [EMAIL PROTECTED] = The following should work with the stable ConTeXt from January: \usetypescript [adobekb][\defaultencoding] \setupbodyfont[pos] \usetypescript[times][\defaultencoding] \setupbodyfont[times,12pt] \starttext \input knuth \bigskip

RE: [NTG-context] how to use Times Roman font

2005-03-20 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From mailing list for ConTeXt users ntg-context@ntg.nl Unfortunately, error again: Yes, an error here as well. Did you try the two other ways I mentioned in my other reply: %\usetypescript[adobekb][\defaultencoding]

RE: [NTG-context] how to use Times Roman font

2005-03-20 Thread ishamid
Don't know if this is related but = Original Message From mailing list for ConTeXt users ntg-context@ntg.nl = Hi Matthias! Unfortunately, error again: --- TeXExec 3.1 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2002 Your TeXecec is very old; I'm

[NTG-context] Available fonts

2005-03-20 Thread ishamid
Dear crew, Is there a list of prepackaged fonts/typescripts that comes with (fp/MiK/gw/te)TeX/ConTeXt? I think it is important for that info to be made very public. showfonts.pdf has at least some of them (plus a couple of non-free ones) but I don't know if this is an exhaustive set. A new

RE: [NTG-context] m-bib issues

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Taco Hoekwater [EMAIL PROTECTED] = The \startpublication[a= ] option seems to cause m-bib to choke on some accents. Here is an example: It might be a font thing, because my Context does not complain and typesets the \~\i correctly. Rather, its almost certainly a

sane accents [was RE: [NTG-context] m-bib issues]

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
Dear fellow conspirators, Is there a saner way to define the following accent using ConTeXt's framework: \def\SHIFT#1{\dimen0=.00#1ex \multiply\dimen0 by\fontdimen1\font \kern-.0156\dimen0} % compensate for slant/italic in lower accents \def\h#1{{\oalign{\relax#1\crcr\hidewidth\SHIFT{34}%

RE: [NTG-context] automating initialization

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = ishamid wrote: Dear gang, How do I automate initialization of the separate context tree (from mswintex.zip)? A simple batch file such as setuptex c:\context texexec foo

RE: Configuring 2 trees [was RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman]

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
Hi, Hans = Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = i'll upload a new minimal (beware, tex live 2005 binaries), as well as the big windows zip (will take a few hours) 1. Remember that I need both aleph and pdfetex formats; can you do that? 2. After you upload, please:-)

RE: Configuring 2 trees [was RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman]

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = ishamid wrote: I really wish that updating/upgrading were not always such a pain... normally it isn't but currently there are three issues that make it painfull: - incompatible changes in the tds (enc/map paths) - changes in pdftex

[NTG-context] Typescript for Times New Toman and Arial

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
Dear consortium, Below is a working typescript for times new roman and arial (I'm told that on mac the equivalent of arial is helvetica, so this may be os-specific;-) This combination is required by Springer-Verlag in many of their books. I have to typeset an article for a Springer volume

RE: Configuring 2 trees [was RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman]

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = 1. Remember that I need both aleph and pdfetex formats; can you do that? --engine could you give me an example of its use in building a format? or in texexec.ini (rme): set UseEnginePath to true Ok, now I have

RE: Configuring 2 trees [was RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman]

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = ishamid wrote: I'll do whatever it takes... the big mswincontext.zip Maybe it's too late, but is it possible to include the bulk of the omega distribution, the parts used by Gamma (basically everything except omega.exe). Looking

[NTG-context] m-bib bug?

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
Dear posse, Some settings of \setupindenting[] cause the first line created by \placepublications to be offset to the left; is this a bug? is there a workaround? (And thank you Taco/Hans for helping me with my ``sneaky'' accent redefinitions!) Best Idris

[NTG-context] footnote placement

2005-03-17 Thread ishamid
Dear syndicate, 1. When I place footnotes as endnotes, they overflow the page, like an oversize \vbox. 2. E.g. \input tufte does not work from inside \footnote{} Here is a test file. Best Idris ==test-notes=== \setupoutput[pdftex]

RE: [NTG-context] Upgrading...

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Hans Hagen [EMAIL PROTECTED] = === C:\ConTeXt\texmf-mswin\web2caleph --ini *plain \dump This is Alephk, Version 3.141592-1.15-2.1-0.0-rc4 (Web2c 7.5.3) (INIALEPH) %-line parsing enabled. this is a plain tex

[NTG-context] Times New Roman

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
[I know that all of us and Hans in particular is quite busy but if anyone can give me some guidance on this, before I get into trouble with my editor...] Dear consortium, I'm having trouble preparing times new roman for ConTeXt. I'm trying to follow the instructions in mag-0009.pdf, but TeXfont

RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Adam Lindsay [EMAIL PROTECTED] = A few comments/hints: Thank you! On 16 Mar 2005, at 14:40, ishamid wrote: TeXFont 1.5 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 2000-2001 (STILL BETA) The TeXfont I'm running is 2.2.1! (I know I added a little bit of .ttf processing code after

RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Taco Hoekwater [EMAIL PROTECTED] = I do not know much about the font installation process, but I did notice that your TeXFont banner indicates that you use a really old version. Ok, I've worked around this (still having upgrade troubles...) but there is still a

RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Adam Lindsay [EMAIL PROTECTED] = I hope you can translate from unix-like pseudo-commands into DOS: make a new, clean temp directory. copy times*.ttf into that directory. from that directory, run: texfont --ma --in --ve=microsoft --co=timesnewroman --show What

RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Thomas A.Schmitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] Moreover, are you sure that your system is finding texnansi.enc? What does kpsewhich texnansi.enc produce? Ok I realize that my texfont problems are almost certainly related to my upgrade problems: a. From C:\TeXLive (old

RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Thomas A.Schmitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] = hmm, I have zero experience with Windows and wouldn't get near a computer running Windows if you payed me for it, I certainly agree with this sentiment, and will make yet another attempt to switch to Linux this year; kde3.4 is

Configuring 2 trees [was RE: [NTG-context] Times New Roman]

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
Dear cartel, = Original Message From Thomas A.Schmitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] = What does kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFLOCAL produce? 1.I have 2 trees: C:\Context (from mswintex.zip) and C:\TeXLive (from July04). kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFLOCAL works for the \Context tree:

[NTG-context] automating initialization

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
Dear gang, How do I automate initialization of the separate context tree (from mswintex.zip)? A simple batch file such as setuptex c:\context texexec foo does not work; the batch file always turns itself off

[NTG-context] m-bib issues

2005-03-16 Thread ishamid
Dear knights of the round table, I've been using a very old bib module up to now, with lots of personal tweaks, workarounds etc. (mission-critical issues--no time 2 deal with painful upgrades); now I'm starting fresh with the latest. Here is one issue: The \startpublication[a= ] option seems

RE: [NTG-context] Upgrading...

2005-03-15 Thread ishamid
= Original Message From Idris Samawi Hamid [EMAIL PROTECTED] = On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 23:51:50 +0100, h h extern [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: when needed, unzip the latest cont-tfm (beta) and cont-lmr archives in texmf-local and remake formats Where are the cont-lmr archives? I can't find

RE: [NTG-context] Upgrading...

2005-03-15 Thread ishamid
just download the windows zip file from our website and install that one in a separate tree, e.g. under c:\context then, you can initialize that tree with c:\context\setuptex c:\context and voila ... Ok, I followed the above. Now I have two trees, c:\TeXLive and c:\ConTeXt Issues: 1.

RE: [NTG-context] Upgrading...

2005-03-15 Thread ishamid
I must be making this way too complicated, anyway... I placed C:\ConTeXt\texmf-mswin\bin ahead of TeXLive in my NT PATH (Windows 2000) so those binaries get called first. I tried to make the aleph format: === C:\ConTeXt\texmf-mswin\web2caleph

[NTG-context] Times New Toman

2005-03-15 Thread ishamid
Dear consortium, I'm having trouble preparing times new roman for ConTeXt. I'm trying to follow the instructions in mag-0009.pdf, but TeXfont does not want to behave:-( === \system_fontstexfont --vendor=microsoft --collection=times

Re: [NTG-context] Times New Toman

2005-03-15 Thread ishamid
Dear fellow conspirators, more about my attempts to get times new roman working: I could find neither context.cnf nor type-mws.tex in the distribution. Anyway, here is my attempt at a typescript file: note that arial provides the companion sans serif: any comments will be appreciated.

[NTG-context] Upgrading...

2005-03-05 Thread ishamid
Dear syndicate, While I have not closely kept up with all developments it seems that installation/upgrade procedures have been improved. I also went through a lot of pain the last time I upgraded so I ask: Given that: 1. I have not updated my context since Aug. of last year; 2. my fpTeX is

[NTG-context] Times New Roman and endnotes

2005-03-03 Thread ishamid
Dear fellow conspirators, I have a book chapter that is to be published in an edited volume of a philosophy series by Springer/Kluwer, but the typesetter could not recreate the transliteration symbols needed. So the editor has just asked me to typeset the article for them. My chapter is the only

[NTG-context] html to context

2005-01-15 Thread ishamid
Hi gang, Have any of you guys a script or something to convert simple html to ConTeXt? There are apparently a couple of html2latex converters out there but is there anything for ConTeXt? Best Idris Professor Idris Samawi Hamid Department of Philosophy Colorado State University Fort Collins,

RE: [NTG-context] dictionary for TeX,/ConTeXt

2005-01-15 Thread ishamid
Hi Mojca, You can use \enableregime[utf] and write your documents in unicode with all the accents instead. I sometimes used the spellchecker inside WinEDT, but I'm no expert in that field. Open office is somehow inappropriate for writing plain text documents, although I use it sometimes as

RE: [NTG-context] Recommended Books on Typesetting

2004-11-28 Thread ishamid
Here is a start: http://members.aol.com/willadams/books-typography.html http://members.aol.com/willadams/books-free-type.html If you only get one get The Elements of Typographic Style. Bringhurst, Robert. Best Idris = Original Message From mailing list for ConTeXt users [EMAIL

RE: [NTG-context] Re: ConTeXt and Aleph

2004-09-16 Thread ishamid
There should be no need to add aleph.exe to your path if you just refresh the fndb, Assuming of course that u put aleph.exe in TeXLive/bin or somewhere similar Idris ___ ntg-context mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [NTG-context] Re: ConTeXt and Aleph

2004-09-16 Thread ishamid
Hi = Original Message From mailing list for ConTeXt users [EMAIL PROTECTED] Then I tried the steps Idris recommend once: eomega --ini *plain \dump eomega --ini *cont-en texexec --make en -tex=eomega are the relevant commands. eomega _is_ aleph. I'm sure of course that you replaced

RE: [NTG-context] Re: new stuff for brave users

2004-08-04 Thread ishamid
Hi Patrick, One suggestion for TeXshow-web:-) The commands are all listed in alphabetical order, which is great. But one good help would be an option ordering them by topic. For example, a while back I needed a rotation command, and the manual does not discuss many of the graphics

RE: [NTG-context] more footnotes:-)

2004-07-29 Thread ishamid
% program=aleph output=dvipdfmx % the next texexec will automatically generate pdf which is handy for scit eusers -) Does the latest fpTeX carry dvipdfmx (r u still using fpTeX)? I must confess I'm still using odvips-ps2pdf for all of my output... Best Idris

RE: [NTG-context] unicode editor?

2004-07-27 Thread ishamid
What about Mined http://towo.net/mined/ ? It's utf-8 and right to left. Untested ;). Drat! it runs from a terminal:-(( Oh well, I'll try it anyway... Best Idris ___ ntg-context mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[NTG-context] fighting with footnotes

2004-07-16 Thread ishamid
Dear posse, I am having trouble with footnotes. For an article, I want some footnotes to be symbolized by \ast, \dag, etc, but without affecting the numbering of regular footnotes. For example, the title of article may have a footnote symbolized by \ast, but the first footnote in the main text