[NTG-context] Ramistic schemata

2008-05-23 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Greetings, I have been using ConTeXt since April, plain TeX since March, and LaTeX/LyX for about a year. I have been working on multilingual texts and, until the recent permutations of Word, no WYSIWYG product, with the possible exception of Mellel for Hebrew, did any good job. Now I don't like

[NTG-context] Thanks for the boxes with schems

2008-05-24 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Thanks, Hans, for the suggestion. It works quite well, except the \ae{} macro starts producing a lowercase j. My guess is this refers to an encoding issue, since I found that using \sc tends to not do small caps except for using Computer Modern. I did RTFM, but I'm just not making the connection.

[NTG-context] interim fix for aesc-like macro

2008-05-24 Thread Charles P. Schaum
I found an interim fix for the \ae macro in the schemata: put the word with the macro in an hbox, and the problem goes away. I wonder what the mechanics behind that are. I tend to have weird documents with dead languages. Who knows, maybe I want to cite Aelfric using Old English letters or Sir

[NTG-context] fonts and typescripts

2008-05-25 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Thanks, Wolfgang. Now it's all good. Typescripts are a little opaque to me. I need to learn a lot more, to be sure. I want to thank the ConTeXt team for the great work on the product and the docs. I do respect that TeX has a culture and one cannot design a product that is alien to that. I have

Re: [NTG-context] InDesign

2008-05-28 Thread Charles P. Schaum
On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 08:24 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote: how do they deal with non compatible new features; for instance, at bachotek i learned that some otf features that are not supported in older versions are supported in new ones (or are supported differently); is there some compatibility

[NTG-context] InDesign/InCopy vs. TeX and friends

2008-05-31 Thread Charles P. Schaum
I would say that TeX is a way in which a mathematician / theoretical computer scientist that is well-steeped in music, languages, art, literature, and other areas might approach the issue. InDesign is the way in which a large number in the design community might approach the issue. I use mainly

Re: [NTG-context] unicode feature request

2008-06-06 Thread Charles P. Schaum
You should just be able to drop in the math code as such: \starttext This is an example of the $\le$ operator. \stoptext You will get the proper encoding from the PDF generated. You could theoretically do: \def\LE{$\le$} \starttext This is an example of the \LE\ operator. \stoptext The

Re: [NTG-context] How could a typesetting system be today?

2008-06-11 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Do you mean like Scrivener on the Mac? What, in any case, constitutes a universal layout approach? Does one exist? For example, I can do things with plain TeX that mighty InDesign must balk at. Yet some see TeX as yesteryear's solution because of subsequent tech advances. I hardly believe that

Re: [NTG-context] Geeze, I might try Linux after all... (not too off-tpic I hope)

2008-06-13 Thread Charles P. Schaum
I had a poor experience with commercial design software on Windows (by Serif, a company based out of the UK.) That pushed me to Linux. I started with Debian woody and right away I had to fetch and compile kernel modules from an Intel code base. I actually got Debian working well under the 2.4

Re: [NTG-context] How could a typesetting system be today?

2008-06-13 Thread Charles P. Schaum
There is your unified system. XML rulez - for better or for worse. It's really no fun to write XML by hand. But, as you said, TeX and Lilypond have a similar syntax. I belive they could share some kind of common language. What you are thinking about is probably a master document

Re: [NTG-context] distro info

2008-06-14 Thread Charles P. Schaum
What could perhaps occur is this: Get PC-BSD's PBI technology working with something like DarwinPorts or whatever BSD ports tree exists for the Mac. IIRC, they now have a relatively automated way of getting from ports to PBI's. But you would need cooperation, legal protection or licensing for

Re: [NTG-context] distro info

2008-06-14 Thread Charles P. Schaum
On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 01:05 +0200, Diego Depaoli wrote: Furthermore let me doubt that a simplified installation it's enough to persuade new users since ConTeXt requires manuals reading which is universally considered a waste of time. In many cases, the nouveau Linux culture or Win/Mac users

Re: [NTG-context] Arabic index entries

2008-06-20 Thread Charles P. Schaum
The issues of indexing, c., probably fall into two issues: a. Is is something European-derivative in reference to a work or b. It is something entirely for native-speaking use and expectations? I've been on the Ivritex list for quite a while and there has been some long-running issues on how to

[NTG-context] Calendar resources

2008-06-22 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Some calendar links, FYI: http://astro.nmsu.edu/~lhuber/leaphist.html http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html http://www.tondering.dk/claus/calendar.html http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html I would be happy to make available the C code for an Easter date calculator that I implemented on the

Re: [NTG-context] Calendar resources

2008-06-22 Thread Charles P. Schaum
); handled = true; break; } return handled; } On Sun, 2008-06-22 at 19:38 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote: Charles P. Schaum wrote: Some calendar links, FYI: http://astro.nmsu.edu/~lhuber/leaphist.html http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html http

Re: [NTG-context] hyphenation question

2008-06-26 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Unfortunately, these chaps haven't read their Duden Band 1, Die Deutsche Rechtschreibung. I checked their examples against it and they are quite in error at times. That makes it notoriously difficult to figure out the proper from the improper. So they theoretically could have a good product and

[NTG-context] Web links

2008-06-27 Thread Charles P. Schaum
If anyone is interested in a list of web links that I update roughly quarterly and use both professionally and personally, s/he is welcome to visit http://yoel.info/links.htm The links have lots of computing and humanities resources, among others. Charles

Re: [NTG-context] fonts (in luatex) (again)

2008-06-28 Thread Charles P. Schaum
This first bit differentiates a backend that refers to your font and a frontend that you normally work with. Why? Macros, macros, macros. Let's put it this way: You could have a myriad of styles. That's what many in the WYSIWYG world do. Then ... they have to keep track of them all. But TeX, as

[NTG-context] AUCTeX and ConTeXt

2008-06-28 Thread Charles P. Schaum
I really like the support that AUCTeX gives for ConTeXt. Actually, in general it does well with any flavor. I'll have to RTFM to see what I can do to start a new file specifically in ConTeXt, plain, or whatever, not just LaTeX. The weird thing is that it reports unspecified problems at the end of

Re: [NTG-context] context manuals sources

2008-06-29 Thread Charles P. Schaum
In a parser, a piece of code that interprets a set of structured rules (grammar) from a (partially or fully) tokenized input stream from the lexical analyzer at the front end, LHS is something on the left hand side of an equation or term (thus, on the left-hand parse tree) and RHS is on the right

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt, Framemaker, and InDesign

2008-06-30 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Oh, I WISH I had Framemaker... But this might be interesting. Setting up margin notes in InDesign is considered to be an Intermediate to advanced feature. It may well be possible to have more recurrent structured elements in Framemaker, but I would suggest that only TeX and friends can do

Re: [NTG-context] AUCTeX and ConTeXt

2008-06-30 Thread Charles P. Schaum
I did put the question mark where there was none, and I still got the behavior. Charles On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 08:10 +0200, Jean Magnan de Bornier wrote: Le 29 juin à 12:34:36 Thomas A. Schmitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] écrit notamment: | On Jun 28, 2008, at 8:08 PM, Charles P. Schaum wrote

[NTG-context] dot/graphviz and Tex/friends

2008-06-30 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Question: Has anyone ever thought of integrating something dot-like into ConTeXt or LaTeX? One thing that I have done is avail myself of the constrained graphs for doing anything like timelines. It would be fantastic to get that in TeX and friends. Or would that fall under dot - MetaPost?

Re: [NTG-context] Fwd: chapter page on right.

2008-07-08 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Consider this slightly altered text from a mock-up I did for page headers: % Set up double-sided page numbering, backspace, and margins. \setuppagenumbering[location=footer,alternative=doublesided] % Use a format that does not autonumber chapters. % Put at least the chapter in the heading. %

Re: [NTG-context] Hyphenmark and composed words

2008-07-11 Thread Charles P. Schaum
The whole issue of typesetting URL's is dodgy because style manuals like Chicago don't want them broken. Now, Chicago is pretty conservative and has the idea that people are going to type stuff in verbatim from printed bubs and furthermore that they will always interpret a line break as a return

Re: [NTG-context] fonts (in luatex) (again)

2008-07-15 Thread Charles P. Schaum
That's right; use fondu. Fontforge can read a .dfont (data fork resource) but it cannot specify something within that to load without user input. The only files that use .dfont are from Apple for Apple. The Mac knows what is basically coded into these files and works with them accordingly. That

Re: [NTG-context] Losing my patience with (understanding) ConTeXt/LuaTeX's font handling... [ re: Whacko font behaviour ? ( Or Am I ? :O) ]

2008-07-18 Thread Charles P. Schaum
With Ubuntu and fonts there are several things going on. Generally, the system-wide fonts are kept under /usr/share/fonts An alternate place could be /usr/local/fonts That, however, is usually empty because packages put fonts in named directories, e.g., in the ttf dir in /usr/share/fonts

Re: [NTG-context] hiding content

2008-07-24 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Why not, if all else fails, do a run of the completed matter to see what the pagination would be, then do something like: \newif\ifhidden % Uncomment this if you want to hide content. % \hiddentrue \ifhidden % . . . preferrably use ConTeXt-friendly pagination % commands; this was taken from a

Re: [NTG-context] greek again

2008-07-25 Thread Charles P. Schaum
On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 11:29 +0100, Armando Martins wrote: Any advice about Tex friendly distros? Well, I can only say this: My best experiences for out of the box functionality are from Ubuntu. Like Debian, they have taken TeXlive and broken it up into a number of packages to allow for some

Re: [NTG-context] inter-word spacing (initials)

2008-08-02 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Alan, If you wand quick and dirty because you are against a hard deadline, use inline math mode and insert negative space $\!$ AFTER the x. and IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the next bit. You could also define a macro \negspace to do it as well: \def\negspace{$\!$} so that x, x. \negspace x x will yield

[NTG-context] Intraword spacing proof of concept

2008-08-14 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Hi all, Quite a while ago I mentioned letter spacing, or the normal absence thereof, in TeX and friends. True, you could skin this cat by mathematically scaling the text (font size) by steps to fit the box --- the code is out there. But that was not the only way, thought I. Some programs also

Re: [NTG-context] Intraword spacing proof of concept

2008-08-15 Thread Charles P. Schaum
On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 09:49 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote: in my opinion letterspacing only makes sense in titles, not in the main body of text (i consider kerning to be part of the font design) Thanks, Hans! Actually titles is where I would have used it. ;-) I generally agree with you there.

[NTG-context] AUCTeX issues not necessarily ConTeXt-related

2008-08-15 Thread Charles P. Schaum
A while ago I mentioned a ``Problems after [n] pages'' issue in AUCTeX when using ConTeXt with it. Recently I used LaTeX and, hey presto, I was able to reproduce the same message. I ran LaTeX, then re-ran it to get the references right. I then ran it again and got a ``Problems after [0] pages''

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Minimals on Mac

2008-08-23 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Open Applications/Utilities/Terminal from the finder Type (or cut n paste from Mail/Entourage) and don't put a carriage return between these lines (they are wrapped automatically) chmod a+x Users/alancbowen/Library/TeXShop/Engines/ConTeXtMinimals.engine If that fails - and it should not - try:

[NTG-context] Kerning and Scaling

2008-08-23 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Hi Folks, I wanted to confirm that Hans is **Correct** about font fitting. In fact, I think that scaling is superior. One thing I did find is that one must go real easy with the scaling, e.g., compute the difference between the size you want/need, and see that it isn't too great, as the test

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Minimals on Mac

2008-08-23 Thread Charles P. Schaum
which indicates that Texlive 2007 was used. Alan Note: the text of ConTeXtMinimals.engine reads #!/bin/bash source /Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/setuptex /Applications/ ConTeXtMinimals/context/tex texexec $1 On Aug 23, 2008, at 12;20,09 , Charles P. Schaum wrote: Open

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Minimals on Mac

2008-08-23 Thread Charles P. Schaum
which indicates that Texlive 2007 was used. Alan Note: the text of ConTeXtMinimals.engine reads #!/bin/bash source /Applications/ConTeXtMinimals/tex/setuptex /Applications/ ConTeXtMinimals/context/tex texexec $1 On Aug 23, 2008, at 12;20,09 , Charles P. Schaum wrote: Open

Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt Minimals on Mac

2008-08-24 Thread Charles P. Schaum
/tex') Alan On Aug 23, 2008, at 21;04,37 , Charles P. Schaum wrote: Here's a start: What's in your path? Typing set in the terminal window should tell you. Second, did you add source ~/path/to/context/tex/setuptex ~/path/to/context/tex to your ~/.profile You need

[NTG-context] Helping Mac users with the Bourne-again shell

2008-09-02 Thread Charles P. Schaum
Might it be helpful for the Garden or even Mac TeX to have links like the following for OS X Aqua users and the terminal app / UNIX world? http://www.osxfaq.com/tutorials/LearningCenter/ http://www.google.com/search?q=Unix+tutorials http://www.google.com/search?q=Unix+tutorials+%22os+x%22

Re: [NTG-context] showcase on mac?

2008-10-07 Thread Charles P. Schaum
On my Mac I use the PDF Browser Plugin by Manfred Schubert www.schubert-it.com That makes everything work right on the web for Mac. And the browser has personal as well as commercial licenses. On Ubuntu Linux things work fine on the web. I still run (and shall continue to run) Windows 98 for me